|Academy of Notre Dame|
|180 Middlesex Road
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, (Middlesex County), 01879
|Type||Private, Coeducational (K-8), All-Girls (9-12)|
(Toward Higher Things)
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic,
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
|President||Karen M. Juliano|
|Principal||Sr. Patricia Conner, SND,
Sr. Mary Duke, SND (K-8)
|Asst. Principal||Helen Kay|
|Enrollment||205 (9-12) (2008-09)|
|Student:teacher ratio||8:1 (9-12)|
|Campus size||194 acres|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Goldenrod|
|Athletics conference||Merrimack Valley|
|Accreditation(s)||New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1 ]|
|Publication||Morganna’s Muse (literary/art magazine)|
|Admissions Director||Barbara Clougherty|
|Athletic Director||Lisa Zappala|
The Academy of Notre Dame was established in 1854 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Lowell, Massachusetts. The boarding school outgrew that location and moved to rural Tyngsboro in 1927. The school phased out boarding in the 1960s. [2 ]
The statement adapted from St. Julie Billiart that the school now uses is: "We measure our success one student at a time." This philosophy had become the foundation on which the Academy of Notre Dame stands, giving each and every one of their students the kind of education they deserve. With much one-on-one attention between students and teachers, the girls have done better in school.
The athletic teams compete in the Merrimack Valley Conference. The school colors are blue and gold.
The high school girls are very well rounded in that they are given the opportunity to be involved in many exra-curricular activities. The school offers many programs including: Liturgy committee, liturgical dance, drama, glee club, blue and gold, campus ministry, soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, Amnesty International, breakfast and books, crafter's guild, math club, model UN, missions, S.A.D.D, recycling committee, newspaper and many more.
Kindergarten through Five (K-5)
The current uniforms for K-5 consist of a blue polo and navy blue slacks for the boys and either a blue, white, or yellow blouse with a primarily navy blue and yellow jumper for the girls. Both genders have the option of wearing a navy sweater.
Grades six through eight
The middle school uniform contain navy blue slacks and a white polo for the boys. Girls can wear a white, gray, yellow, or navy blue polo shirt. With a pleated kilt, navy blue, or khakis slaks. The girls wear knee highs with black or brown dress shoes or black or white sneakers. K–8
All girls in grades K–8 wear navy blue knee-highs, with the option to substitute with navy tights. In cold weather they have the option to wear navy corduroy slacks.
Students in K–8 are required to have uniforms for physical education. These consist of gold tee-shirts with the NDA logo in blue on them along with mesh shorts (the shorts must have the NDA logo on them). From November through April students are required to wear a combination of navy sweatpants and sweatshirt with the school logo in gold. (This school sucks)
The high school uniform is very different. Girls have the option of a white oxford or a polo, or a pink, navy or burgundy polos with a woolen plaid, pleated skirt or kilt that is primarily gray with accents of navy and burgundy. Sweaters are optional in warm weather but mandatory in winter, and are either navy or burgundy. Throughout the year, girls are allowed to wear khakis. Knee-highs are navy, burgundy, or gray, and can be substituted with tights of the same colors. The girls are to look neat and presentable at all times.
The high school students do not have gym uniforms.