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Application Process

We feel strongly that your child’s education is a partnership between parents and educators. As part of the application process, we ask that parents to read the Parent Handbook based on the Goals and Criteria of a Notre Dame Academy education, reflecting on why you feel NDA is the right school for your child. 

Application Process
Throughout this four step application process, we collect information that is age appropriate and that will serve as an indication of the student's potential for success at NDA. 

Step 1 - Application:  To begin, submit an Application for Admission below along with the following documentation: 

1)      A copy of your daughter’s birth certificate (original must be presented in person before registration), immunization record, and sacrament certificates (if applicable).


2)      Prior academic records

·         For the Early Childhood Programs

o   progress reports and/or portfolio items from any/all programs previously attended


·         For students applying to Grades 1 and up

o   the most recent and prior year’s report cards


·         Additionally, students applying to Grades 5 and up must also attach

o   the most recent and prior year’s standardized test scores


Certificates, recommendations, and other supporting materials are accepted.


3)      A non- refundable application fee of $100 in the form of cash or a check, made payable to Notre Dame Academy. (The application fee for Little Sister Registration is $50).


By Friday, January 11, all application materials should be sent to…


Notre Dame Academy of Staten Island

78 Howard Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301

ATTN: Mrs. O’Connor


Step 2 - Spend a Day at NDA:  Schedule your child's school visit by Friday, January 18

For the Early Childhood Programs - Parents/guardians are to schedule a 30-60 minute interview and assessment with the teacher.  Parents/guardians are to remain with the child during her visit.


For students applying to Grades 1 and up - Parents/guardians are to schedule a Shadow Day, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Students are to be prepared for a day of school including lunch.

Step 3 - Parent Interview:  The parent interview will follow the visit.

Step 4 - Admissions Notice:  In early February, a decision regarding admissions will be made, and a letter will be mailed to your home. Families will have two weeks to pay the non-refundable tuition deposit to officially register.


If you have any admissions questions, or are not able to apply within the normal application timeline, please contact Mrs. Joanna O’Connor at 718-273-9096 ext. 222, or