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The NDA Advantage 

Notre Dame Academy Elementary School  provides a thoroughly Catholic, 21st-century academic education, designed to nurture socially responsible citizens and challenge students to think strategically, act independently, and lead by example.

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Independent Catholic Education

Kindergarten playing with red cups.

We are dedicated to forming well-rounded, active Catholic leaders, who consistently strive to be persons of moral integrity, academically prepared individuals, effective communicators, and life-long learners making a difference in today’s world.

The Transitional Kindergarten - 8th Grade school structure provides leadership opportunities and continuity that nurtures a community of teachers, advisors, and mentors to support students and their families as they navigate their formative years. 

Why is NDAE the Catholic School of the Future?


Whole-Person Education

  • Faith-based and aligned with Catholic values
  • Competitive academic curriculum
  • Specialized Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish, Presentation Arts, and Technology 
  • Research-based social-emotional learning programs
  • After-School Enrichment Classes and Clubs
  • CYO Sports for Grades 3-8

Experiential Learning

  • Inquiry-based science curriculum
  • Innovation Lab
  • Student gardens
  • Outdoor classrooms
  • Developmental play areas
  • Robust elective program
  • Field trips
  • 1:1 iPad Program

Faculty & Administration

  • Dedicated professional learning community
  • Credentialed teachers
  • Developmental and subject specialists
  • Academic support staff
  • Year-round professional development
  • Partner with Notre Dame Academy High School


  •  Coeducational
  •  289 students
  • One class per grade
  • President/Principal model 
  • School hours for all students:
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 7:50 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Friday              
    •  7:50 AM - 12:25 PM
  • Extended Day Care program offered until 6 PM
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Uniforms
  • Governed by a Board of Directors
  • Fully accredited
  • Our families are 75% Catholic, 24% another Christian denomination, and 1% non-Christian.
  • We are the Knights and our official colors are Navy Blue/Gold.


  • Dedicated building for Grades TK-5 
  • Middle school housed in the Villa
  • Safe, secure, updated campus
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Multiple outdoor play spaces
  • Access to high school facilities

History & Traditions

For 75 years, our community has reflected the great diversity of Los Angeles.  We celebrate that diversity with annual community events such as 

  • Family Mass and Picnic
  • International Food Faire
  • Grandparents' Day
  • Knights and Dragons
  • May Crowning
  • School Families
  • TK Buddies
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Spirit Days

Learn More about the history (link to history page).


Our parents are a vital part of our community!  NDAE parents are committed to making an impact on campus and building relationships with one another. We support this through

  • Parent learning socials
  • Parent-only socials as well as family opportunities
  • Involvement commitment
  • Leadership opportunities on Parent Action Committee, as room parents, and event chairs


Life After NDAE

Our program gives students the foundation they need to be successful and is evident in their success on their path of higher education. We know that navigating the high school application process requires insight and assistance. Our goal is to find the high school that is right fit for our students. Starting in 7th grade, we confer with the families to discuss the high schools that would be the best fit for their child. We are then able to work with each family towards a common goal.
Many of our students continue their Catholic education at their first choice high school.

Our foundational learning and leadership teachings prepare our students for a successful high school experience and allow them to go to the college of their dreams. 

High School Acceptances

  • N​otre Dame Academy
  • Loyola High School
  • Notre Dame Sherman Oaks
  • Crespi Carmelite High School
  • St. Monica High School
  • St. John Bosco High School
  • Immaculate Heart High School
  • Marymount High School
  • Pacifica School
  • Bishop Montgomery HS
  • And other independent schools