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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
Notre Dame High School is a top rated, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in San Jose, CA. It has 650 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $19,080 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 92% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,080
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
23%
Average Financial Aid

Notre Dame High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
211 responses
Average ACT
30
157 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
  • Spirit Week
    48%
  • Homecoming/Powder Puff
    18%
  • The Mixers
    8%
  • Crab fest
    6%
  • Senior night
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Advent Mass
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
650
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
Poll
98%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$65,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$431,952
National
$184,700
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Notre Dame High School Reviews

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The young women at NDSJ are well-prepared for college academics and equally well-prepared for public speaking, community outreach, and succeeding past high school. Our daughter's experience was welcoming, supportive, and intellectually challenging at a time when young women can be surrounded by pettiness and being ignored. She learned in a diverse and compassionate community. Attending Notre Dame was one of the best choices she's made and we are thrilled with the outcome! Ora et Labora! Kudos to Notre Dame!
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This is our daughter’s and the best decision we made was to send our her to ND. This shelter in place has solidified our decision! We are impressed by the professionalism and quick action the school community took to transition to the online platform. Well done everyone!

Other questions we have received about being at this school is...
1. How do we feel about the downtown location? It’s really great. The girls are given practical advice when venturing off campus for snacks and they take full advantage of DTSJ.

2. What’s the homework load like? Not bad at all. My daughter took four honors classes her freshman year and was able to stay on top of it. As a sophomore, she’s picking and choosing the classes where she wants to challenge herself.

3. What are the strengths of NDSJ? There are many, but the admin, staff, and teachers are all incredibly helpful and understanding. The counseling department is dedicated to the WHOLE student as an individual person.
Notre Dame is a very supportive community, but the academics are not as high as they make it seem. There tends to be a general trend to the aspect of average performance is okay; they give great support and encouragement to average students, but they hardly push students to take challenging classes and aim high in college choices. The teachers are often not good, and counselors pretend to hear students concerns and complaints only to brush them aside. If you want an easy high school time, this is a great school for you, but if you are looking to be challenging academically, for crying out loud please go to Presentation. Or have a sex change and go to Bellarmine.