Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks, California)

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Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame hs logo.jpg
13645 Riverside Drive

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Coordinates34°9′30″N 118°25′50″W / 34.15833°N 118.43056°W / 34.15833; -118.43056Coordinates: 34°9′30″N 118°25′50″W / 34.15833°N 118.43056°W / 34.15833; -118.43056
TypePrivate, Day, College-prep
MottoEducating Hearts and Minds
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Congregation of Holy Cross
Established1947; 72 years ago (1947)
PresidentBrett A. Lowart
PrincipalAlice Cotti
Teaching staff79.1 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,229 (2015-16)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.5∶1 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)     Navy Blue
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Mission League
RivalCrespi Carmelite Celts
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[2]
NewspaperThe Knight
Notre Dame High School Gymnasium
Last updated: February 5, 2019; 14 days ago (2019-02-05)

Notre Dame High School (NDHS) in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, is a co-ed Catholic college preparatory high school founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1947.

Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Notre Dame has been awarded the United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program.[3][4]


After the establishment of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, a group of Holy Cross Brothers traveled to Southern California in the 1940s. In 1941, the Brothers were invited to staff St. Anthony's Parish High School in Long Beach. In 1945, the land at the corner of Riverside and Woodman was purchased for $45,000. In 1947, Notre Dame High School opened as an all boys school with a freshman class of 125 and a faculty of five, four of whom were Holy Cross Brothers.

In 1983-84, Notre Dame began a new era of co-education with the admission of the first female students (66 sophomores and 119 freshmen). This addition created many changes at Notre Dame: the facilities were adjusted to meet new needs, new faculty were hired and the athletic department was expanded to incorporate girls’ sports. This addition also led to the 1987 closing of Corvallis High School in Studio City.

Notre Dame's campus has significantly grown since the Riverside Building was built in 1947. In May 1951, the gymnasium used today was completed. The Woodman Building followed in September 1956. Buildings, such as the five classroom Annex, have come and gone. The Allegretti Building was opened in May 1987 which provided an office complex and classrooms in the area between the Woodman and Riverside Buildings. Most recently, there have been two major classroom buildings built: the Fritz B. Burns Center for Arts and Technology in January 2001 and the Hampton Science Center in January 2007.

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  1. ^ a b c "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Directory of Schools". Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "National Blue Ribbon Schools recognized 1982-2016" (PDF). United States Department of Education. December 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Riccardi, Nicholas (February 9, 1996). "Valleywide : Schools Lauded for Academic Excellence". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Holland, EJ (April 9, 2015). "Ex-SMU OL Ben Gottschalk signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Springer, Steve (September 29, 1995). "Kicker Goes for Two: Football and Soccer : UCLA: Sailer, a freshman, punts for Bruins but wants to play second sport too". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Sondheimer, Eric (November 17, 2014). "Baseball: Remembering Giancarlo Stanton at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Giancarlo Stanton Stats |". Retrieved January 22, 2019.

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