Looking back on my four years at ND, I attribute all of my personal and educational growth to the small, “tight-knit” community that chez nous offers its students. The teachers at ND never ceased to amaze me when it came to how much they were willing to do for their students-whether that meant staying late after school to tutor or just to engage in conversation. The personal attention that the teachers offered me on a daily basis enabled me to explore my educational interests as well as excel academically. Because of ND’s size, the teachers are willing to work individually with each student and ensure that they excel inside and outside of school. When selecting a college after life at ND, it was of the utmost importance that I chose a school that would continue to offer me the same personal attention that I received at ND as well as a community that fostered the development of the entire person.

Michelle Nezolosky
Notre Dame School, Class of 2009
College of the Holy Cross, Class of 2013

At Notre Dame, I was often encouraged to reach higher–take harder classes, apply to more selective colleges rather than settle for less. More importantly, through the academic, religious, and personal support at school, I transitioned from a shy student who was hesitant to speak in class and with others, to someone who understood the importance of not just speaking in class, but communicating with students of all class years who came from different backgrounds, neighborhoods, and experiences. Also, assuming a National Honor Society leadership position and engaging in the school community through different events was something that I would not have considered as a freshman. By senior year, it felt natural thanks to the support, encouragement and motivation from students, faculty, and staff that goes beyond just academics.

Taisha Rodriguez
Notre Dame School, Class of 2008
Williams College, Class of 2012

Unbelievable! I never thought the feeling of 79th Street could be brought to a new location but you did it. I went to the open house yesterday with my friend Mrs. Said who has an 8th grader at Our Lady of Pompeii, Mary Ellen – I just have sons – but I had to come and see the new ND. The school is beautiful, the girls were wonderful, the teachers – just great, and the facilities – outstanding! I love it.
Congratulations! I’m telling everyone about it.

Noreen Coady-Navin ’76