In October of 2018, 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. Later that year, my husband, Joe, and I attended […]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!
At Notre Dame Prep, traditions are tied to many of our beloved celebrations. These traditions are among the many things that make NDP so special. As Alumnae Engagement Manager, one of my favorites is Christmas Liturgy. Each year, we welcome home our recently graduated alumnae—this year the Class of 2018. As the honorary class member […]Read More Go Light Your World
“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” –Isadora James Sisterhood at NDP is a very important part of the Middle Level experience! Our Sisterhood Program helps to create a loving community for the girls to grow in a faith-filled and supportive […]Read More Middle Level Sisterhood
This Thanksgiving season, we are feeling especially thankful for our NDP community—the generous alumnae, parents and grandparents, parents of alumnae, faculty/staff, and friends who support our school. At the heart of our mission is our students. We are so grateful for each and every NDP student: past, present, and future. In the spiriting of Thanksgiving, […]Read More Thanksgiving Blessings
Eighth-grade students applying to Notre Dame Preparatory School, or any other Catholic high school for that matter, will need to take a placement exam. Here in the Baltimore area, the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is the exam of choice. It contains five sections that measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension, mathematics, and components […]Read More Succeeding on the High School Placement Test
By: Cristi Barry, Cristi Barry Cuisine, LLC I have been serving the girls of Notre Dame Prep breakfast and lunch for nearly 16 years. No matter what they order—a salad, a hamburger, or the special of the day—it always comes with a side order of TLC. Sharing my love of cooking with the NDP community and […]Read More Food for Thought: Feeding Their Bodies so Their Minds Can Work
By Rus VanWestervelt, NDP Dad of Maddie, Class of 2020 As an NDP Dad, I have a particular interest in the significance of the blue dress and what it means every time my daughter is wearing it. Whether it is for a typical school day, a sponsored trip, or an after-school jaunt to Target and […]Read More #RespectTheGear: Why the Hoodie and Hat Matter
The new school year will be here before we know it. As we prepare for students to once again fill the halls of Notre Dame Prep, we also ready ourselves for another season of greeting interested students and parents in our admissions office. Soon, our first shadows will walk through the doors and ambassadors will […]Read More Five Tips for Having a Great Shadow Day