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New Family and Student Welcome Programs

It is important to us new families feel a part of our community as soon as possible, providing new students a fun and easy transition. To meet this goal, Notre Dame Academy provides several programs designed to help new students and their families make early connections within the community:

Good Shepherds Program (for new K-8 students and their families)

The Good Shepherds program provides a warm, caring, inclusive experience for all transitioning students, while offering our current students the opportunity to model Jesus by participating as student mentors (i.e. Good Shepherds). The Program includes summer play dates, group activities with existing students and ways for parents to make connections during the summer. We’ve been very pleased with the success of this program, offering new students the opportunity to make friends and see familiar faces on the first day of school. In addition to helping the new students, Good Shepherd families are also available to answer the parent’s questions about the upcoming school year.

Kindergarten Roundup Program

The goal of the Kindergarten Roundup program is to provide parents an opportunity to learn more about the school and give incoming kindergarten students a chance to meet Kindergarten teachers, classmates, and to become more familiar with the classroom(s). Kindergarten Roundup is held late spring.

New Family Informational Meeting

A New Family Informational Meeting is held before school starts to meet and greet all new parents. During this meeting, the Principal is able to meet the new families and provide additional information on the school. Various speakers also share more information and tips for new families.

We want you to feel welcome! At Notre Dame Academy, we understand your family will experience a wide range of emotions when entering a new school. We are committed to helping your entire family ease this transition into our school.

Welcome to our community! 

New Families

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Notre Dame Academy
13505 Excelsior Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345

School hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
School Mass: Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m.

Principal: Mrs. Ginger Vance

Phone (952) 358-3500
Fax: (952) 935-2031
Email: office@nda-mn.org