The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college prepatory school for young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956

Student Support Services

Supporting the Academic, Personal, and Career Potential of Every Student

Notre Dame’s school counselors are professional student advocates who, in partnership with other educators, parents, and community resources, facilitate a support system to ensure academic access and equity for all students.

Middle School

The middle school curriculum includes small group classes that encourage students to develop and demonstrate healthy attitudes about themselves, others, and the world around them. Prevention skill-building opportunities are provided in critical areas to equip students with positive approaches to resist negative adolescent influences and pressures. The ungraded program is required for all students in each grade level.

Upper School

Upper school classes offer opportunities for age appropriate discussion in a small group setting, with the counselor serving as both facilitator and educator. Topics covered vary with each grade as students mature in their cognitive, social, and emotional development. The guidance program is required for all students. Students transition to college counseling classes in tenth grade.

Meet the Academy's Counseling Department

Katherine Blemings

Katherine Blemings

Titles: Upper School Counselor
Departments: Counseling
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 610.687.0650 ext.145
Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler

Titles: Director of Counseling, Middle School Counselor
Departments: Counseling
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 610.687.0650 ext.129
Amanda O'Toole

Amanda O'Toole

Titles: Upper School Counselor
Departments: Counseling
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 610.687.0650 ext.185