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

Visit ND

There are a variety of ways to visit and experience Notre Dame. We invite you to review the options below and schedule a visit that best meets your needs:

Two Students Smiling in the Hallway



Shadow Day Visits

Shadow day visits at Notre Dame are a personalized experience and are scheduled by appointment. Please allow five school days in advance of your request so that we may best accommodate your daughter.

To schedule your visit, contact Kara Brown '08, Admissions Associate, at 610.971.0498 ext.2 or email

Parent Visits

The parent visit is an integral element of the admissions process and we encourage all parents to visit early in the process. Join us on the same day as your child, or visit separately at a more convenient time for you.

Parents should plan to spend about an hour with us to tour campus, meet students and staff, and spend time with an admissions representative. Appointments with additional staff and/or administrators are available upon request and as schedules allow.

Experience ND Day

Experience ND Day offers parents a firsthand look at our upper school and middle school while classes are in session. You will meet admissions staff, administrators, parents and students; participate in our weekly Community Prayer Service; and visit classrooms. Please join us for this informative, morning program on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


Visit Information & FAQs

All visitors should check in at the front desk of our Harron Family Building (view our campus map as a reference). Parking is available in any of the adjacent lots. Parents, you are welcome to accompany your child into the building, even if you won't be staying for the visit. We'll take it from there!

Generally, visiting students should plan to arrive at 7:45 am for both upper school and middle school. Visitors for upper school will conclude their day at 2:15 pm and middle school applicants will conclude their day at 1:00 p.m. All visitors will be dismissed from the Harron Lobby. 

Questions? Contact Kara Brown '08, Admissions Associate, at 610.971.0498 ext.2 or email

To ensure that your daughter has a pleasant and safe visit, we ask that you review and complete our (optional) Student Visitor Health Form and make us aware of any life-threatening allergies or medical conditions that could impact your daughter's time with us.

Please complete the form prior to your daughter’s visit and return it to the Office of Admissions at
Student Visitor Health Form

If you have additional medical questions or concerns regarding your child's visit, please contact our School Nurse, Marianne Gonzaga.

Visiting Student Health Form

Visit FAQ

What should I wear?
If you attend a school that requires a uniform, please wear your regular school uniform. Otherwise, just dress nicely (please no jeans). Don’t forget to consider the weather—we have a large campus with 12 buildings, so girls do travel from building to building.

Do I need to bring a lunch?
We are happy to provide lunch for our visiting students and our office will supply guests with a lunch pass. Additionally, please feel free to pack anything specific you would like to include and of course let us know if there are food allergies or sensitivities we should be aware of.

I know a student at Notre Dame. Can I spend the day with her? 
You may request a specific student to be your guide when you schedule your visit and we will do our best to accommodate that request. Please be aware that there are many factors involved, including a student’s course schedule and the test calendar.

Is there anything I need to bring with me?
We will provide everything you should need for the day: a welcome packet, ND-specific information, paper and a pencil to take notes in class, a lunch pass, etc. The only thing we ask you to bring is an open mind and a desire to learn more!

I'm interested in playing a sport. Can I meet the coach?
Many of our coaches also serve as staff and faculty at Notre Dame. If you are interested, every effort will be made to coordinate a meeting between a visitor and a coach (or another representative from our Athletics Office).