Notre Dame's Upper School offers Scholar Programs in the Arts, Global Citizenship, and STEM. These programs provide dedicated students with the platform and support to create an intentional focus on a given subject area through the Notre Dame curriculum, co-curricular involvement and off-campus activities. Students may apply in the spring of 9th or 10th grade.
The program structure is similar across the three programs, with the content and experiences varying by subject matter content and focus. The overarching goals of these programs are to offer holistic, experiential and exemplary learning opportunities to our scholars who will leave ND inspired and prepared to apply what they gained from their program in future academic, professional and personal pursuits.
When a student is on track to successfully complete their program, their transcript will reflect that they are a Scholar Program Candidate in the Fall of their senior year. After completion of the program, they will receive a designation on their official transcript and recognition at graduation.