Upper School (6-8)

Retreat: As juniors in high school, six Notre Dame Elementary (NDE) alumni join the current 8th grade class on a 3-day religious and spiritual retreat. The retreat has been a NDE tradition for over 30 years.  Students, teachers and alumni share personal experiences as a way to better understand themselves and each other before graduating and moving on to high school.  

Service Hours: A graduation requirement for 8th graders is a Christian Service Project of their own design.  Some examples of projects include:

  • Coat drive

  • Toiletry collections

  • Canned food collection

  • Halloween costume drive

  • Garden design and upkeep

  • Piano playing at senior living centers

  • Beach clean-up, local park clean-up

  • Toy collection for children’s hospital