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Since 2002, Notre Dame Preparatory has been providing a rigorous Catholic college preparatory education to students in Scottsdale and the surrounding communities throughout the Valley of the Sun. Notre Dame Preparatory is located in North Scottsdale, 20 miles from downtown Phoenix. The surrounding community is comprised of residents primarily from business, managerial and professional occupations. Eighty-four certified faculty and professional staff, including three religious educators, serve our student and parent community. More than 72 percent of our faculty have master’s degrees, and five have Ph.Ds.

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Mission Statement

Always keeping God and family as our priority, Notre Dame Preparatory, a diocesan Catholic Preparatory high school, engages in the formation of students by integrating faith in a college preparatory curriculum, promoting academic excellence, moral values and lifelong service.

School & Community

Since 2002, Notre Dame Preparatory has been providing a rigorous Catholic high school education to students in Scottsdale and the surrounding area. Notre Dame Preparatory is located in North Scottsdale, 20 miles from downtown Phoenix. The surrounding community is comprised of residents primarily from business, managerial, and professional occupations. We have 84 certified faculty and professional staff, including three religious educators. More than 72% of our faculty have their master’s degrees, and five have their Ph.D. degrees.

Accreditation & Enrollment

North Central Association
Western Catholic Education Association

9-12 grade students: 903 Average class size: 20
Student to faculty ratio: 9:1

Curriculum

Notre Dame Preparatory requires students to complete a minimum of the following 28 credits in order to graduate. Students must also complete 125 hours of Christian service before the end of senior year.

Theology4 credits
English4 credits
Mathematics4 credits
Science4 credits
Social Studies4 credits
World Langauage (must be sequential & in same language)3 credits
Fine Arts1.5 credits
Technology.5 credit
Personal Fitness1 credit
Life Management Skills-Health.5 credit
Elective Courses1.5 credits

Courses

Honors Courses (28)

Algebra 1-2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology,
English 1-4, Focus Research, World Geography, World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government,
Economics, Philosophy, Spanish 2-5, French 3-4 and Introduction to Computer Science.

Advanced Placement Courses (14)

Calculus A/B, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature, World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Comparative Government and Politics, Macroeconomics, French Language and Spanish Language.

Advanced (ADV)

Designations for Advanced courses in Math and Science was phased out in 2014.

Dual Enrollment

Introduction to Engineering and Design (University of Arizona)

Summa and Honors Diploma

SUMMAHONORS

Credits

3030
GPA3.753.5
Honors/AP Classes1413
DIPOLMAS AWARDED
2010 28 6
201138 2
2012 52 11
2013 37 5
2014467
20156010

For both programs, students must complete a research class that requires the writing of an in-depth, semester long project.

AP Scholar

2011201220132014
Scholar24302731
Honors12151813
Distinction11101018
National2501

National Merit

20102011201220132014
Finalist24842
Commended591036
Hispanic-2-1-
Black American-1---

Standardized Test Scores

MEAN SAT SCORES
CRMW
2012561574564
2013566577573
2014568579565

MEAN ACT SCORES
EMRSCOMP
201225.125.125.324.025.0
201325.024.725.023.724.7
201425.525.225.324.425.2

Strengthening minds, bodies and souls

  • Notre Dame Preparatory High School
  • 9701 East Bell Road
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • 480.634.8200
  • info@ndpsaints.org
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