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Why Choose Catholic Education?

For parents who want more for their children, Catholic schools provide academic rigor and better educational outcomes by developing the minds, hearts and souls of our children in a faith-centered environment.

You will discover that all Catholic schools aim higher to provide students:

  • Better academics and outcomes;
  • Spiritual and character development;
  • Individual attention;
  • And all in a supportive community.

Better academics and outcomes
Every Catholic school in our Archdiocese has a comprehensive, accredited curriculum that promotes academic achievement, the ability to reason and the mastery of skills and content.

Spiritual and character development
A joyful and faith-centered environment enriches and enlivens the minds, hearts and souls of children. Respect and kindness are clearly evident in the classroom and hallways in our school.

Individual attention
With smaller class sizes, teachers readily address the individual needs of each child. They maintain high expectations for students and encourage them to discover their creativity and unique talents.

Supportive community
Our school is well known for engaged parents, inspired teachers and committed leadership who create a culture of caring in our school. Students thrive in a community that is invested in their development as a whole person.

Top Ten Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools

In challenging economic times, why should parents choose a Catholic education for their children? National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) President Karen Ristau asked the 60 members of NCEA's department executive committees to give their responses. Here are their top ten reasons — Catholic elementary and high schools offer:

  1. Catholic tradition and academic excellence in a community grounded in a common faith
  2. Balanced curriculum including art, music and fitness
  3. Emphasis on moral development, service to others and leadership skills
  4. A 99% graduation rate in Catholic high schools
  5. Strong preparation for further education
  6. Safe and disciplined environment
  7. Exceptional faculty who help students reach their highest potential
  8. Individual attention in a caring community
  9. Commitment to technology use to enhance education
  10. Good stewardship of resources

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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