by Rus VanWestervelt, dad to Madelyn VW, ’20 A few days ago, I was parked outside the main building waiting for my daughter to emerge from Gym Meet practice. As I waited, I observed a few freshmen girls skip from the school doors to their parents’ cars, playfully tossing their book bags in the back […]Read More “The NDP Journey: A Higher Transformation”
Tomorrow, November 2, we will celebrate the third annual Stuff-A-Bus in loving memory of alumna, Jackie Buedel ’73. Started shortly after Jackie’s passing, each year the NDP Alumnae Association partners with current NDP students for this special event. All this week, students have been bringing in items from the “wish lists” of Caroline Center and […]Read More Stuff-A-Bus is almost here!
Our faculty and staff have been hard at work for one of our favorite days of the year: Open House! There’s a lot to see in one morning, so we’re here to help. Here are 10 things you can’t miss at Notre Dame Prep’s Open House. 1. Engaging teachers: At Open House, you’ll have the […]Read More Ten Must-Sees at Open House!
The day of my interview for the Chastity Dunnaville Scholarship brought the absolute most anxiety that an eighth-grader could have. My mom made sure I looked my best, knowing that Ms. Dunnaville was in the military, with a brand-new true-blue uniform and crisp white saddles. As I stepped into the room to meet Ms. Dunnaville […]Read More Remembering Chas
Today marks the beginning of the second half of May, a significant month for many reasons here at Notre Dame Prep. May signifies the winding down of another school year as our teachers ready students for final exams, the warming weather signifies summer’s approach, and our school prepares to say farewell to another senior class. […]Read More The Middle Level Prayer Garden is Graced with Our Lady
This week we celebrated NDP’s third annual Philanthropy Week. A fun yet educational week, our students learn about the important role philanthropy plays in making NDP such great place to learn and celebrate the generosity of all those who support the school through their time, talent, and treasure. Led by the NDP GIVES club, this […]Read More NDP GIVES
By Rus VanWestervelt, NDP Dad of Maddie, Class of 2020 Three years ago, my wife and I joined our daughter in making the rounds to find the right high school; one major advantage emerged that put NDP as our top choice: the promise of a solid focus placed on college counseling and finding the right […]Read More Perfect Preparation: Why I Believe NDP is the Best College-Prep Choice for Our Daughters
It started to hit me back in October at the Open House. As many families set foot on the campus of Notre Dame Prep for the first time to consider beginning an educational, religious, and social journey for their daughters here, my daughter, Anna, and I were volunteering at our very last Open House. Then, […]Read More NDP—Thanks for the Memories!
Each year, Notre Dame Preparatory School hosts Penny Queen, a nearly four-decades old tradition and a defining activity of NDP’s Christian Community Awareness Program, or CCAP. Each Upper Level class elects a Penny Queen who acts as a representative for one week of fundraising. These intrepid volunteers wear crazy costumes, perform silly stunts, and come […]Read More Four Decades of Penny Queen Traditions
For the third consecutive year, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has honored a Notre Dame Preparatory School educator for outstanding teaching. Mrs. Marianne Reichelt, Notre Dame Preparatory School English teacher, has received NCEA’s Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award. The award honors those teachers who demonstrate strong Catholic educational philosophy as well as exceptional ability, skills, […]Read More NCEA Award: Three-Peat Alert!