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 at the end of 10th grade.

Advisory Program

Faculty Mentors Individualize Learning Experiences
In addition to the individualized services offered by Notre Dame’s Counseling and College Counseling departments, the Academy has implemented an Advisory Program to add a new level of personalized support for students.
This program helps build relationships by connecting incoming middle schoolers and freshmen with faculty mentors. Students get to know their mentor, get to know other students in a small-group settings and, in the process, learn more about themselves.

At Notre Dame, the advisor offers academic guidance to the students in his or her group and supports their social and emotional development through team-building activities, Socratic seminars, and social activities.

ND Counselors:

Mrs. Jennifer Butler
Director of Counseling
Middle School Counselor
(610) 687-0650 ext. 129
Ms. Amanda O'Toole
Upper School Counselor
(610) 687-0650 ext. 185