Notre Dame Academy

Foundations for a Lifetime of Fulfillment
4345 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA 92130
North County Coastal

Your children can excel at Notre Dame Academy

4345 Del Mar Trails Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: (858) 509-2300

Notre Dame Academy, located in Carmel Valley, is a preeminent Catholic school serving students from preschool through eighth grade. At NDA, we combine rigorous and advanced learning with an immersive Catholic community to ensure each child grows into his or her full potential. 21st century skills such as collaborative learning, growth mindset, and critical thinking are woven into all classes including the Arts, STEAM, Technology, and Physical Education. Students engage in daily French and Spanish instruction at all grade levels to encourage trilingual skills and set the tone for a global educational perspective. Cultural exchange experiences in France and Spain are available in middle school, which is a culminating experience for many students as they become Catholic-Christian witnesses, diligent and lifelong learners, virtuous individuals, and responsible citizens. We pledge to balance competitive academics with unparalleled Christian experiences for a fulfilling education for every student. Notre Dame Academy is an enclave of creativity and culture, rigor and reward, faith and family; committed to challenge and to inspire; to learn and to laugh; and to lay a lasting foundation for a promising tomorrow.

Sister Marie Pascale, Principal

Father Chris Tozzi, Pastor
Saint Therese of Carmel

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Outside the Classroom

We offer clubs and activities including: Chess, Choir, Music, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Foreign Language, Dance, Academic Decathlon, Science Fair, Ballet Folklorico, and more!

Our Competitive Spirit

We offer athletics including: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Track and Field

The World Around Us

Students at Notre Dame Academy have the opportunity to learn additional languages including: English, Spanish, French

Our Learning Environment

Our learning environment features: Library, Science Lab, Art Room, Music Room, Indoor Gymnasium, Sports Field, Playground, Blacktop Activity Area, One-to-one iPads

We are all created equal.

We have served students gifted with: GATE Designation, English as a Second Language, IEP, Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language, Autism

Let's make it work.

Tuition assistance is available upon request and is allocated based on need and available resources. Additionally, families are encouraged to apply to receive assistance through the Bishop Flores Scholarship Fund through the Diocese of San Diego.

Latest News

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Welcome To Kindergarten Open House is just a few days away! We recommend reserving your spot online or over the phone. Know someone who would love to join the NDA Family? Share this post with them! ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome To Kindergarten Open House is just a few days away! We recommend reserving your spot online or over the phone. Know someone who would love to join the NDA Family? Share this post with them!

2 days ago

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Congratulations to our 8th grader, Isabella Newome, who represended NDA in the #SanDiego Union County Wide #SpellingBee! Our Super-Speller made it to the 2nd round but, alas, the word "Qatar" ended her time in the competition! We are very proud of your efforts Belli! #Congratulations!
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Congratulations to our 8th grader, Isabella Newome, who represended NDA in the #SanDiego Union County Wide #SpellingBee! Our Super-Speller made it to the 2nd round but, alas, the word Qatar ended her time in the competition! We are very proud of your efforts Belli! #Congratulations!
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#8thgrade #8thgraders #superspeller #ElementarySchool #wizkids #Elementary #SanDiegoSchools #CatholicSchools #StudentLife #MakingTeacherProud #FaithInSchool #FaithInTheClassroom #Faith #PrepSchool #SanDiego #CarmelValley

4 days ago

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We are so proud of our 2109 Academic Decathlon Team who took 4th place overall (21 teams competed) in the #SDDiocese #AcademicDecathlon. All 10 members of the team competed in the #Superquiz and the Logic Test. There were also eight individual subject tests. Our team worked diligently for three months, meeting early before school to prepare! Looks like it paid off! ... See MoreSee Less

We are so proud of our 2109 Academic Decathlon Team who took 4th place overall (21 teams competed) in the #SDDiocese #AcademicDecathlon. All 10 members of the team competed in the #Superquiz and the Logic Test.  There were also eight individual subject tests. Our team worked diligently for three months, meeting early before school to prepare! Looks like it paid off!

4 days ago

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It's almost here! A big step for Mom and Dad and children alike, Kindergarten is a heartfelt, exciting, and important time in each family's life. Come by our Open House on Sunday, March 24th to learn how Kindergarten at NDA is something so much more! Call (858) 509-2300 to reserve your spot today! ... See MoreSee Less

Its almost here! A big step for Mom and Dad and children alike, Kindergarten is a heartfelt, exciting, and important time in each familys life. Come by our Open House on Sunday, March 24th to learn how Kindergarten at NDA is something so much more! Call (858) 509-2300 to reserve your spot today!

4 days ago

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NDA is a place for growth and learning, friendships and faith. It's a place where students learn to thrive inside and out, where success happens in the classroom, the sports field, the music hall, the theater stage and far, far beyond. Schedule a visit to learn more about San Diego's preeminent Catholic school for pre-K through 8th grade ndasd.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

NDA is a place for growth and learning, friendships and faith. Its a place where students learn to thrive inside and out, where success happens in the classroom, the sports field, the music hall, the theater stage and far, far beyond. Schedule a visit to learn more about San Diegos preeminent Catholic school for pre-K through 8th grade https://ndasd.org/

 

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1 week ago

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Today, Sister Eva from the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), spoke to our NDA students about how the MCA supports impoverished communities throughout the world. Students at NDA pledged to be Missionaries! Each student will receive a coin collection box to make donations in support of the MCA. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, Sister Eva from the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), spoke to our NDA students about how the MCA supports impoverished communities throughout the world. Students at NDA pledged to be Missionaries! Each student will receive a coin collection box to make donations in support of the MCA.

2 weeks ago

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How cool is this campaign to reduce #plasticwaste put on by by two of our 5th grade students, Dominic and Liam?! "This year, NDA Students, Families and Friends are making a Lenten #SingleUse Promise to Do Our Best to give up Single-Use Plastics for the 40 days of Lent!"

Thanks for helping to preserve the earth God gave us! 🙌

If we succeed, we will be inviting other Catholic Schools to make the promise too. If all the Catholic Schools in California, #Oregon, Washington and #Hawaii participate, we could get 1,000,000 promises!

Please go to www.signupgenius.com/go/SingleUsePromise to make the promise & #share this post and link with your friends and family.
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How cool is this campaign to reduce #plasticwaste put on by by two of our 5th grade students, Dominic and Liam?! This year, NDA Students, Families and Friends are making a Lenten #SingleUse Promise to Do Our Best to give up Single-Use Plastics for the 40 days of Lent! 

Thanks for helping to preserve the earth God gave us! 🙌 

If we succeed, we will be inviting other Catholic Schools to make the promise too.  If all the Catholic Schools in California, #Oregon, Washington and #Hawaii participate, we could get 1,000,000 promises! 

Please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/SingleUsePromise to make the promise & #share this post and link with your friends and family.

2 weeks ago

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Looking for a four-legged addition to your family? At Bonsoir (March 23rd), we'll be auctioning a Humane Society voucher to help you bring home the perfect pet. Be sure to buy your tickets at www.ndabonsoir.org!

Thank you tSan Diego Humane Societyty for bringing these cute tailwaggers to our campus. The students absolutely LOVED having them around
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Looking for a four-legged addition to your family? At Bonsoir (March 23rd), well be auctioning a Humane Society voucher to help you bring home the perfect pet. Be sure to buy your tickets at http://www.ndabonsoir.org! 

Thank you tSan Diego Humane Societyty for bringing these cute tailwaggers to our campus. The students absolutely LOVED having them around

2 weeks ago

Notre Dame Academy

Don't forget that our annual ✨✨ #Bonsoir Gala ✨✨ is happening on March 23rd! This is easily one of our favorite events and seems to be getting better every year! Tickets are available at www.ndabonsoir.org ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget that our annual ✨✨ #Bonsoir Gala  ✨✨ is happening on March 23rd! This is easily one of our favorite events and seems to be getting better every year! Tickets are available at http://www.ndabonsoir.org

2 weeks ago

Notre Dame Academy

It's true that we couldn't be prouder of our students or faculty, but it's also true that our students success (in one of the top education districts in the country) is largely due to our whole-child approach to education. Nurturing guidance lays solid foundations in academics, religion, arts and athletics, and sets NDA students up for a lifetime of success. ... See MoreSee Less

Its true that we couldnt be prouder of our students or faculty, but its also true that our students success (in one of the top education districts in the country) is largely due to our whole-child approach to education. Nurturing guidance lays solid foundations in academics, religion, arts and athletics, and sets NDA students up for a lifetime of success.
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