Mission & Philosophy
Notre Dame Elementary School (NDE), a private Catholic school, is committed to developing and educating students in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. We embrace the teaching philosophy of our foundress, St. Julie Billiart: “Teach the children what they need to know for life.” We strive to provide a quality education through Gospel values rooted in Catholic tradition, along with mastering skills needed to succeed as 21st century lifelong learners. At Notre Dame Elementary School, we provide a progressive educational environment that fosters the opportunity for our students to discover a love of learning, embrace their spiritual life, and form a dedication to community service.
As a school in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we embrace the charism of St. Julie Billiart which focuses on the steadfast reality of the goodness of God, as articulated in The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community. We teach our students to see and honor God’s goodness in themselves and the world.
Notre Dame Elementary School welcomes families of diverse cultures, backgrounds, socio- economic circumstances, and faith traditions who desire a Catholic elementary school education. Involving the parent community through consistent communication is an integral part of our educational process. We develop curricular, extracurricular, and spiritual life programs which expand our students’ knowledge and understanding of the diversity in our world community and teach them to become global citizens. In our programs and teaching, we promote Gospel values, intellectual excellence, and commitment to service.
We are a learning community committed to providing a strong academic foundation for our students using a comprehensive approach to educate the whole child. Our varied teaching strategies and respect for diverse learning styles build the self-esteem of each student. We educate our students to become reflective thinkers, effective communicators, and life-long learners.
The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community are the student learning expectations for NDE. These serve as a profile for our graduates.