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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
About Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School...
Address
1011 Chestnut St
Alameda, CA 94501
Telephone
(510) 523-1526
Website

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,860
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.

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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
1220
101 responses
Average ACT
28
65 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • State championship basketball game
    24%
  • Any sporting event
    21%
  • Retreat
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Senior Nights
    6%
  • Open House
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    477
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C-
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Median Household Income
    $89,045
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,607
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $729,100
    National
    $184,700

    Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Reviews

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    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.
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    Saint Joseph Notre Dame is a tight-knit community that is diverse and a safe space where all students can learn. I was able to make friends quickly and I got to know my teachers on a different level as I got older. I feel like my education here was a mix of hands on learning, group work, individual work, projects, but also some fun activities! The teachers here want the best success for all their students because this college prep school ensures this style of education. The sports and clubs offered at SJND are a great way to get involved and meet new people.
    SJND over the years has gotten progressively better with the introduction of more courses, better teachers, and expanded opportunities to engage students through student life activities. Each department has its own teachers that really stand out amongst the rest, specifically in the science and social studies departments. Although SJND hails itself as a college prep school, there is really no reinforcement of the fact that grades determine everything until late sophomore year when it is already too late. Had this idea been emphasized early on in freshmen year, many students would be better off than they currently are.