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FAQs / Helpful Information

2018-2019 Application 

How do I get an Application?

Applications are available October 13, 2017.​ Applications may be picked up and returned during office hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Applications are also available on our website. It is advised not to wait until the final day to pick up an application, as the complete packet requires additional paperwork and information from other sources.


When can I visit your campus?

We invite you to see first­hand the educational environment you are seeking for your child. At our Open House on October 28, 2017 ​from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. you will see a presentation from our Principal, be able to visit the classrooms and meet the teachers.  At our Visitors’ Days on December 6, 2017 ​and January 17, 2018 from 8:30 ­- 9:30 a.m. you will have an opportunity to view the school in action with tours led by our 8​th Grade Student Leaders. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming on our website beginning September 8, 2017.


Do applicants need to be tested?

It is important to our educational integrity that each student is developmentally prepared and finds success with our programs. To achieve this, all applicants are tested for placement consideration. An on­-campus evaluation with our outside educational resource company, Chancy & Bruce, will be scheduled at the time you return your completed application. The evaluation date for all applicants has been set for Saturday, January 27, 2018.


Is there an Application Fee?

Yes, there is a non­refundable application fee of $100.00 per child for applications submitted by January 25​, 2018 at 5pm. This fee is due when you return your completed application and includes evaluation and testing.


When are Applications Due?

Complete Application Packets are due January 25, 2018, by 5:00 pm,​ to be considered in the priority admissions round and to secure an evaluation time at our on­-campus developmental readiness test. Applications submitted after the deadline are subject to a $200.00 application fee per child and applicants will not qualify for the NDAE sponsored developmental readiness tests. It will become the responsibility of the parents to schedule an appointment at the testing facility. A completed application and paid fee does not guarantee acceptance into Notre Dame Academy Elementary. We are sorry that we can only accept application packets with complete information and required forms.


Do​ you accept persons of other faiths?

Yes, Notre Dame Academy admits students who qualify for admission without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, or cultural background. However, as a Catholic school, Notre Dame Academy’s first preference is to Catholic students who qualify for admission. To that end, it is a requirement that all students participate in Religion classes and other Catholic practices at school.


Is there a waiting list?

Once the admission selections for the year have been made, the additional qualified students will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a space becomes available. In some instances, you may be contacted as late as August.


How much is the tuition?

The current tuition for 2018 - 2019 is $9,900.00 per student annually. Tuition can be divided into quarterly or 11 monthly payments through our tuition management program with FACTS. The tuition will not remain the same for the 2019 - 2020 school year as it increases annually. Tuition and Fees will be finalized and distributed with registration packets.


Are there additional financial obligations?

Each family is responsible for a Fundraising Commitment each year. It is currently $400 per family. This can be made through a personal donation or through raffle sales. We offer additional programs and events that support the school and the bonds of our community but are not required.


Will there be opportunities for me to serve the school?

YES! We depend on the time and talents of our parents to support the many programs at NDAE. Each family serves 8 hours annually supporting our programs and an additional 8 hours working the drop­-off line to ensure our children are safe each morning.


Does Notre Dame Academy offer any type of financial aid or tuition assistance?

Yes. Information regarding our tuition assistance program is available on the Tuition Assistance page.

How can I obtain more information about Notre Dame Academy Elementary School?


Contact our Admissions Team

  •  By phone (310) 287-­3895 x100 or x112
  •  By Email:

Christina Bomberger

Melissa Martinez

We are happy to answer any questions you may have during the application process!


Quick Facts 

  •  Coeducational
  •  285 students
  • TK - 8th Grade
  • Average class 30 students
  • Grades TK-5 have self contained classrooms
  • One class per grade 
  • School hours for all students:
Friday                                              7:50am-12:25pm
  • Extended Day Care program offered until 6pm at a reasonable cost
  • 1:1 iPad Program
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Resource Teacher
  • Specialized Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish, Presentation Arts, and Technology 
  • Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Western Catholic Educational Association.
  • All students wear school uniforms
  • We are the Knights and wear the colors of Navy Blue/Gold
  • NDAE is governed by a Board of Directors
  • Our families are 75% Catholic, 24% another Christian denomination and 1% non-Christian 
  • Competitive academic curriculum
  • After-School Enrichment Classes and Clubs
  • CYO Sports for Grades 3-8
  • Outstanding staff with fully credentialed and professional teachers