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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
1011 Chestnut St
Alameda, CA 94501
About Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$115
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,660
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
60%
Average Financial Aid
From Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

Founded in 1881, Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school with a proud tradition of educating students for nearly 140 years. Our welcoming campus is located in a safe, residential neighborhood of Alameda, a quaint, tree-lined town on the San Francisco Bay. Consistently ranked one of the most diverse private high schools in the nation by Niche.com, diversity, equity and inclusion are core components of an SJND education, as are our dynamic academic and student life programs. SJND’s curriculum is rooted in critical thinking and project-based learning and features unique science offerings, award-winning visual and performing arts, and a dedicated counseling department. With an emphasis on faith, service and self-discovery, students are encouraged to take advantage of our robust campus ministry and student life opportunities, with over 30 student-led clubs, plus a successful athletics program with over 70 percent student participation.

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School 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
1230
124 responses
Average ACT
27
80 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Retreat
    23%
  • State championship basketball game
    20%
  • Any sporting event
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Senior Nights
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    457
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    14:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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.8 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $98,150
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,720
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $797,300
    National
    $184,700

    Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Reviews

    103 reviews
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    I am current senior at SJND and my experience has been great! The student life is great and so are the teachers. Most teachers are good, but some of the teachers aren’t as affective as others so you end up trying to teach yourself. If this does end up happening to you, the teacher would be more then happy to give you extra help! The counselors are also very welcoming and extremely helpful, especially during your senior year when you need to do college apps!
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    What I like most about Saint Joseph Notre Dame is the way that the school is built solely on preparing you for college and enforcing that the academics prepare you for the future. If comparing this school to others I've previously attended, I definitely would say that SJND has prepared me the most and put the right amount of pressure so I could succeed. Also, since this school is pretty small, the one on one time between students and teachers is effective and makes question asking easier. The SJND community itself is very outspoken and I could easily tell from my freshman year that this highschool that students enjoyed being together, which made activities, sports, and games fun to participate in. The only reason why I would give this school a 4 out of 5 rating is because of the specifics on the dress code rules and limited clubs/artistic classes. I also wish that SJND would invest in more school dances/activities as it would be an exciting and fresh experience for the school itself.
    Absolutely love this school. I was a student who took only one honors class my Freshmen year to a Junior who is in high honor roll with multiple advance classes. The teachers are always available: I’ve had times where I would stay after school with my teachers just to get help and that is something you really can’t get anywhere else. Sports here are awesome, I did cross country and we won our league and made it to state :). The best thing about SJND is the community. You have so many kids from so many different schools and ethnic backgrounds that it is really cool to see how we collaborate together with so many different ideas! Definitely worth looking into.