School Information

Notre Dame Catholic Academy opened in September of 2009, following the closure of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Aloysius. Both schools had experienced a recent decline in enrollment. The opening of the academy brought together students from many different cultural backgrounds. Maintaining our commitment to our Mission Statement, “we embrace and respect the cultural diversity of each individual child.”

Notre Dame Catholic Academy is a learning environment that focuses on teaching and guiding each child individually. Our core emphasis is to teach as Jesus did and share the Gospel values with everyone we meet.

Our faculty is one of experience and dedication. They are committed to providing the highest quality of spiritual and academic education to students.

Lots of things make our academy special, beginning with our two-day a week Nursery program, where the children learn to socialize and share as they explore the world around them.

The Pre-K program furthers the process of communication and learning. Students receive closely monitored instruction in the fundamentals of the both the alphabet and counting. Our Pre-K class of September 2010 will also be using a new Reading Program called Super Kids. The Pre-K portion of the Program is for Reading Readiness and is entitled, “Happily Ever After.” With the utilization of songs and characters, children as young as four will be introduced to the value of reading. We are hoping to receive funding enabling the program to continue into Kindergarten through second grade in the years ahead. This program incorporates skills such as Reading Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary, Grammar, Expressive Writing, Listening as well as Handwriting.

Our primary students have their learning enhanced through the usage of a portable Smartboard. This tool enables students to have interactive access to their learning. Additionally 2 mounted Smartboards are utilized in the middle and junior high grades as well.

Notre Dame Catholic Academy is proud of all our students as we averaged 6-10 full or partial high school scholarships last year. Every student taking a New York State Test in Grades 4,5,6 and 8 scored on or above grade level.

 The student government of Notre Dame Catholic Academy enables students of all grade levels, K-8 to participate and understand the value of school service.

          Learning is fun at the academy. Come and see for yourself!!!!!!


62-22 61st Street
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 821-2221
Fax: (718) 821-1058
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