Group of 5 NDE students smiling for photo
NDE students holding up award ribbons
group of lower school students sitting in class with teacher
Middle school students standing together for group photo
NDE students outside showing their art project

Who We Are

Welcome to Notre Dame Elementary (NDE), a small, independent, co-ed Catholic school located in Belmont, California for students in preschool through eighth grade. We believe in the power of a nurturing, connected environment designed to help children become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and well-rounded human beings. We encourage development of the whole child through our specialty class offerings, including art, PE, Spanish and music; our athletic programs, which includes baseball, volleyball, basketball, and track and field; and opportunities for students to participate in community service activities and student leadership. We are open for in-person learning with space available in all grades.

Notre Dame Elementary is rooted in the educational tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who founded the school in 1851. We take a personalized approach to learning and create a school community that makes students feel safe and at ease. We are supportive of individual needs and recognize that every child has their own unique potential. We feel fortunate to be their guides and give them the stable school environment that serves as a solid foundation for reaching, growing, and becoming all they can be. 

We invite you to read this welcome message from Notre Dame Elementary Principal, Kathleen Jeremiassen.

Our Schools


Ages 3-5


Lower School

Grades K-5

Upper School

Grades 6 - 8


We are accepting applications for preschool through Grade 7 for the 2024-2025 school year.  We also have space available in most grades for this school year.  You’re invited to learn more about our school by signing up for a group tour, which are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Please contact Maureen Smith, Director of Admissions at Notre Dame Elementary with any questions at 650 591 2209 or msmith@nde.org.