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Junior School Academics

Twelve academic disciplines in the Junior School are staffed by 30 of the Academy's full-time teaching faculty members. The student-teacher ratio is 5 to 1 and the average class size is 15 to 22 students.


Junior School Administration

President/Head of School: Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D.
Principal: Ms. Eileen Wilkinson
Director of Counseling
: Mrs. Janice Janosik
Director of Junior School Admissions: Mrs. Mia Wesner

 

2013 - 2014 Junior School Course Offerings

Grade 6
  • Intro to Old Testament/Confirmation Preparation
  • Language Arts
  • Sixth Grade Mathematics
  • Honors Sixth Grade Math
  • Life Science
  • World Geography
  • Introductory French
  • Introductory Spanish
  • Information Skills
  • Enjoying Art: Visual Elements
  • Developmental Guidance
  • Physical Education
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Ensemble after School Elective
Grade 7
  • Introduction to  New Testament
  • Language Arts
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Honors Pre-Algebra
  • Earth Science
  • US History: Colonial Period to Reconstruction
  • French 1A
  • Spanish 1A
  • Dance
  • Introduction to Music
  • Enjoying Art
  • Developmental Guidance
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Ensemble After SchoolElective
Grade 8
  • Church History and Morality
  • Language Arts
  • Algebra
  • Honors Algebra
  • Honors Geometry
  • Physical Science
  • Contemporary American  History/Civics
  • French 1B
  • Spanish 1B
  • Enjoying Art
  • Dance
  • Introduction to Music
  • Developmental Guidance
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Ensemble After School Elective

Technology skills are integrated into each subject area.

Welcome

Welcome to the Academy of Notre Dame Junior School – a “School Within a School.”  Our middle school students in grades 6-8 are an integral part of the high school setting.  Their day flows seamlessly as they share the beautiful campus with the “Fortunate 500” girls who attend Notre Dame.

In the Junior School we believe that all students should be equipped with 21st century learning skills that will empower them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.  Our teachers provide students with skills that will lead them to be good communicators, women of service, and responsible citizens in our ever-changing global society. 

Attending an all girl, independent school enables students to focus on performance, challenging them to take advanced math and science classes, and concentrating on becoming confident leaders in their quest to be life-long learners.

Enjoy reading the Junior School’s portion of the website with its myriad of offerings both academic and cocurricular.   We also welcome you to visit our school so you, too, will feel the spirit of our energetic and enthusiastic young ladies as they go about their day.

The Academy embraces the Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community Hallmarks, which give values-based direction for decisions and activities that express the spirituality and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.  You can find these seven Hallmarks on page 4 in our Curriculum Guide and also on the website.  Hallmark One reads, “We proclaim by our lives even more than by our words that God is Good.”  Read and reflect on all seven Hallmarks.  Then you will know “when you care enough to send the very best,” you will send your daughter to the Academy of Notre Dame. 

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