Notre Dame Preparatory (Pontiac, Michigan)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Logo of Notre Dame Preparatory in Pontiac, Michigan.png
1300 Giddings Road
Pontiac, Michigan
Pontiac, Michigan, (Oakland County) 48340
United States
Coordinates 42°40′26″N 83°15′30″W / 42.67389°N 83.25833°W / 42.67389; -83.25833Coordinates: 42°40′26″N 83°15′30″W / 42.67389°N 83.25833°W / 42.67389; -83.25833
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto "With God we form Christian people, upright citizens, and academic scholars."
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Society of Mary
Established 1994
Oversight Archdiocese of Detroit
President Fr. Leon Olszamowski
Principal Fr. Joseph Hindelang
Staff ~100
Grades 912
Enrollment 750 (Approx)
Average class size 20-22
Student to teacher ratio 14:1[1]
Color(s) Forest green and Vegas Gold         
Slogan A World of Education
Song Notre Dame Our Mother
Fight song Notre Dame Victory March
Athletics conference Independent
Team name Fighting Irish
Accreditation Independent Schools Association of the Central States, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Average ACT scores 27.2 (Class of 2016)[3]
Tuition $14,393[4]
Athletic Director Betty Wrobel

Notre Dame Preparatory is a private Catholic high school in Pontiac, Michigan in Metro Detroit. Founded by Marist Fathers and Brothers in 1994. It is a coed, college-preparatory school which puts emphasis on faith-based character education and leadership development.


Originally the school was the Pontiac Catholic High School, and it was later known as the Oakland Catholic School. It closed at the end of the 1993-1994 school year and immediately reopened as Notre Dame Prep. The Marists supported Notre Dame after its rebranding.[5]

A 100-acre (40 ha) campus in an outerlying area in Pontiac houses Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Brett Boyer, Class of 2013, an aspiring physician and failed inventor from Rochester Hills, Michigan


  • Bunting & Lyon, Peter Bunting. Private Independent Schools. J. E. Bunting., 2007.

External links[edit]