Notre Dame Catholic High School (Connecticut)

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Notre Dame Catholic High School
220 Jefferson Street
Fairfield, Connecticut, (Fairfield County) 06825
United States
Coordinates 41°13′26″N 73°14′47″W / 41.22389°N 73.24639°W / 41.22389; -73.24639Coordinates: 41°13′26″N 73°14′47″W / 41.22389°N 73.24639°W / 41.22389; -73.24639
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Be Imitators of Christ
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1955
School district Diocese of Bridgeport
President Rev. William Sangiovanni
Principal Chris Cipriano
Chaplain Fr. Peter Cipriani
Grades 912
Enrollment ~600 (2008)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Athletics conference South West Conference
Mascot Lancer
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Profile
Yearbook Colophon
Tuition $13,500
Dean of Students Kevin Philipp
Assistant Dean of Students Jennifer Casceillo
Director of Guidance Susan McGowan
Athletic Director Rob Bleggi
Director of Advancement Theresa Marzik

Notre Dame Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Fairfield, Connecticut. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

Notre Dame Catholic High School was founded in 1955 by the Most Reverend Lawrence Shehan, whose belief was that "The future of our country depends on our youth. To provide them with sound religious and moral training is a major concern of all of us."[2]


The school, built on Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was a co-institution staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Holy Cross Fathers, Diocesan clergy and several lay men and women.

In 1956, the first classes of Notre Dame were held at Our Lady of Assumption school in Fairfield while the building was being completed. It opened in September 1957 with a freshmen and sophomore class of 1000 students.

In 1964, the school and property of Notre Dame became Sacred Heart University. Two new high schools were established: Notre Dame Girls' in Bridgeport and Notre Dame Boys' in Fairfield. The schools continued to be staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at the girls' school, the Holy Cross Fathers at the boys school, and an increasing number of laity.

In 1973, the two schools were merged into the present Notre Dame Catholic High School, a co-educational institution open to all levels of academic ability and religious background.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Notre Dame Catholic High School". Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ NDCHS. "About Notre Dame". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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