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    Academy of Notre Dame ::: Tyngsboro, Massachusetts ::: Northeast U.S.

    Academy of Notre Dame 

    • Located less than one hour from Boston
    • 330 students (grades 7-12); 10% international; average class size 14 students; student/faculty ratio 8:1
    • Girls only, day school with religious affiliation - Catholic
    • University placements including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Georgetown University, among others
    • ESL

    Founded

    1854

    Climate

    Temperate, snow in winter

    Student Body

    Girls only: 330 students (grades 7-12);10% international

    Average Class Size

    14 students

    Faculty

    26 faculty; 92% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    8:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Michigan among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement courses: Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language & Culture, Spanish Language & Culture, US Government, US History

    Honors courses: Algebra, American Literature, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, French Language & Culture, Geometry, Global History, Literary Genres, Physical Science, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Spanish Language & Culture, Studio Art, World Literature & Writing

    Marking System

    The Grade Point Averages (GPAs) are weighted.  College prep courses, a 4.0 grading system is used; 4.5 is used for Honors courses: 5.0 is used for Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Students meet with advisors once a week.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    Engish - 4 credits
    Theology - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 4 credits
    Science - 3 credits
      (Biology)
    Social Studies - 3 credits
      (Global History, US History-Government)
    World Language - 2 credits
      (same language)
    Technology Portfolio -1 credit
    Fine Arts -1 credit
    Physical Education/Wellness - 0.50 credits

    World Languages:  French, Spanish 

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT score = 1800; Average ACT score = 27 

    Accreditation

    The Academy of Notre Dame is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  

    Athletics

    The NDA Athletic program strives to offer a range of team and individual sports, several of which have a no cut policy.  

    Sports: Basketball, Cross-country, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

    Arts

    Studio Arts, Digital Design, Digital Media, Filmmaking, Music Appeciation, Piano

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Art Club, Book Club, Concert Band, Debate Club, Drama Club, Golf Club, Karate Club, Kickball Club, Lacrosse Club, Running Club, Science Club, Ski & Snowboard Club

    Facilities

    Academic building, Athletic center, 2 Athletic fields, Auditorium, Chapel, Outdoor track, Tennis courts

    ESL

    Yes