by Rus VanWestervelt, father of Maddie VW, class of 2020 Now that my daughter is a sophomore, I’ve spent some time reflecting on her freshmen year and the experiences we had as parents. Everything we heard, were told, witnessed, and experienced in the months, weeks, and days leading up to our daughter’s first day at […]Read More The NDP Nine: Opportunities to Get Involved and Make a Difference!
It has been nearly two years since I was first invited to create a blog for Notre Dame Prep. What began as a marketing tool for NDP quickly became a labor of love for me. What a great gig. I spent the better part of the past 24 months interviewing those people who represent the […]Read More What Did I Learn in School Today?
It is admissions time at NDP. With that in mind, the following is a re-print of one of our most popular posts on this theme, previously published in 2013. I am the oldest of four girls. We all went to NDP for high school. Because we’re all close in age, for much of that time my parents had 2 or […]Read More Say Yes to the Dress
Lest any of us forget, the P in NDP stands not for preppie as in 50 shades of khaki, but rather for preparatory as in college and beyond. It is highly unlikely that anyone in the greater NDP community would – or could – forget. College prep is, after all, Notre Dame’s raison d’être. From […]Read More The P in NDP
Recently, Notre Dame Prep launched a new Capital Campaign under the banner, Honor Tradition, Value Change, Fund Her Future. As prelude to the campaign, I conducted separate interviews with quite a few members of the greater NDP community about what Notre Dame means to them and why they think it’s important to assure her future. Those […]Read More NDP: One of a Kind
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I am the oldest of four girls. We all went to NDP for high school. Because we’re all close in age, for much of that time my parents had 2 or 3 private school tuitions due in the same academic year (we also have an older brother who graduated from Loyola). That was a lot of […]Read More Say Yes to the Dress