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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a top rated, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Villanova, PA. It has 540 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $23,900 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
560 Sproul Rd
Villanova, PA 19085
Telephone
(610) 971-0498
Website
Organization Memberships
NAIS, NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid
$8,900

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
124 responses
Average ACT
29
34 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Spirit day!
    20%
  • Formals (winterball/ prom)
    15%
  • A DJ coming to play at lunch before Christmas
    15%
  • Advent Angels
    13%
  • Senior privledges
    11%
  • Thon (sleep at the school)
    9%
  • Field Hockey Game
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
540
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$106,209
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,432
National
$949
Median Home Value
$636,300
National
$184,700
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Academy of Notre Dame de Namur Reviews

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In the past three years, ND has gone through a lot of changes, some good some not. Sometimes it can feel more like a business than a school. It doesn't seem like the admin are making decisions with students in mind, they are only thinking about their wallets. Diversity is also something lacking at the school. The academics/teachers, however, are great! You'll like some teachers and classes more than others, but that is the same everywhere. What is different about ND is that you get the chance to build a strong connection with your teachers. They really want to see you succeed and will do everything they can to help you. The sports at ND are a lot of fun (I'm in 3) and I have always had a good time. Competitiveness and intensity varies depending on which sports you are interested in. For example, the field hockey team is a lot more intense and "clique-y" than the sailing team. There is also a major divide between the athletes (sometimes the whole school) and the arts students. 1/2
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The kids seem happy and friendly. The curriculum is ho-hum. There’s no cutting edge thinking happening (particularly not in the science and technology classes). Many of the teachers are very nice. Grades are over-emphasized. The sports coaches are hit or miss. The new principal seems disengaged, she does not greet families or meet the students. You’ll never see her. The administration’s strong point is cashing tuition checks. It’s not a student focused administration. There is zero positive interaction with that part of the organization. There’s lots of fund raisers. The parents are welcoming. Anyone looking here should take a very detailed look at the actual curriculum and academic policies. It’s not like most other schools, and it’s not at all progressive in education.
Going to the Academy of Notre Dame has been one of the best experiences of my life! While the food may not be as great as it was five years ago, the community is unlike any I’ve ever experienced. My classmates are like sisters to me, and I can’t imagine leaving this amazing place!