Love from our girls

The newly coordinated NDP G.I.V.E.S. student club recently coordinated sending Valentine’s Day postcards “sending love” to our donors! The girls’ notes were so meaningful and insightful. We wanted to share a few with you. It is clear that our students love NDP and their teachers!     I love NDP because….. “I love the small…

Love Notes

By Haley Metzger ‘18 February is the month of cancer prevention. In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, and in the US there will be about 600,000 deaths from cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that approximately one-third of the cases of the most common cancers in the…

Catholic Schools Week – Call to Worship

Last week during Catholic Schools Week, the Battaglia sisters did the Call to Worship. Below you can read the script of the awesome speech they gave about their time in Catholic Schools and NDP.  Good morning, my name is Katherine Battaglia, I’m a senior and this is my sister; Hello, I’m Christina Battaglia. I’m a…

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Catholic Schools

It is Catholic School Week and reasons abound to celebrate the wonderful faith-based institutions of which Notre Dame Preparatory is part. At this time, we celebrate with our students, faculty/staff, and families all of the reasons why Catholic education is great. Here is our Top 10 at NDP! 10. Uniforms Who wants to get up…

Considering Courses For Next Year: Begin With Wellness

By Rus VanWestervelt, NDP Dad to Maddie, class of 2020 We’re in a tough place, aren’t we? As parents, we want what is best for our daughters. We attend the winter meetings about course registration, and our heads start spinning with anxiety and dread. Will her grades be good enough for college? Is she taking…

Memories of the Waldorf

Soliciting business from East Coast schools, executives at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel extended an invitation to Sister Helen Marie Duffy and Sister Ellis Denny, former NDP headmistress and principal, to take a weekend getaway at the hotel.  The ladies accepted and enjoyed the royal treatment at this most esteemed destination. When Sister Helen Marie asked…

Student Gift fuels Senior Class Project

“NDP is my favorite place.” These are powerful words from Anna Ecker, a 2016 graduate who is now a full-time student at UMBC. Anna came to NDP from St. Ursula’s in the 9th grade and was a hard-working, successful scholar who got involved in many other activities during her time at NDP. Cross Country, Gym…

NDP in 6

Describing a meaningful experience can be difficult. Narrowing it down to just six words is be even harder. Bluenote challenged our girls and alums to give us the six words that describe Notre Dame Prep. In receiving numerous replies, we noticed a few key themes arising from the exercise: sisterhood, transformation, academic challenge, tradition, community,…

Seven Mantras to Live by According to Father Greg Boyle

“Kindness is the only strength there is.” – Fr. Greg Boyle Jose and David started adolescents like many young people growing up in poverty in Los Angeles—they joined a gang. After struggles living on the streets and being incarcerated, their lives took a turn when they met the Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. Fr. Greg is…

My Favorite Things about Being a Nun

This year’s fall musical is Sister Act, and though many of you know the plot, here is the run down—A “professional” night club singer, Deloris Van Cartier (that’s me), witnesses her not-so-great boyfriend, Curtis, played by Brad Sweigart, kill one of his goons, and so Deloris is put into witness protection… at a convent… with…

STEAM and our Middle Level girls

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Technology, otherwise known as STEAM, is a signature component of the Notre Dame Prep Middle Level (ML) Curriculum. And this year, ML STEAM received a tremendous boost thanks to a new Innovation Lab. Designed to support hands-on, collaborative learning, Innovation Lab houses some of the most advanced learning technology, including…

Open House, Open Mind: Finding The Right School For Your Daughter

by Rus VanWestervelt Open House, Saturday, October 15, 2016: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. I think there is a moment where every child, every parent, knows that she or he has found the right school. We might expect such moments to come to us after thoughtful introspection and careful side-by-side comparisons of the schools we…