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

Entrance Exams

Save the Date for an Entrance Exam!
Students applying to Notre Dame for the 2023-2024 school year are invited to register for an Entrance Exam or Practice Entrance Exam.

9th Grade Applicants: 

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) for applicants to 9th Grade will be held at Notre Dame on October 15, 2022 and October 22, 2022. 

Students applying for 9th Grade can take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at Notre Dame on Sunday, October 23, 2022. 

If you would like to register your daughter(s) for the ISEE Exam, click here. Use code PKDZLV27 when registering.


Please note that 9th Grade Applicants are only required to take one Entrance Exam (either the HSPT or ISEE). 

Middle School Applicants:
Entrance Exams for Middle School applicants will take place at Notre Dame on October 15, 22, and 23 2022 as well as January 21, 2023

In addition to the EDSeries and High School Placement Test (HSPT), we accept scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) to complete your standardized testing requirement. Both tests are administered locally at locations throughout the region and online. The Academy's ISEE Code is 395000.