At A Glance
Every day we strive to do the best for Notre Dame students with quality academics, access to great teaching, individualized attention and a culture of ethics and service. Standardized test scores at both the elementary and the high school are above the national average. Our seniors are accepted at highly competitive colleges such as University of Notre Dame, Harvard, Xavier, Ohio State University, Virginia Tech and University of Kentucky.
Founded in 1852 as Holy Redeemer School, Notre Dame High School and ND Elementary are part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus and are located in the city of Portsmouth, Ohio in two beautiful older buildings.
Admission to the schools is open to all faiths and expressions. Religion, values and morals are integrated into the curriculum in Notre Dame Schools. Our goal is to empower all students to achieve their full potential encouraging them to become positive, contributing members of the community and the world.
The source of the school’s academic strength is its faculty, which carries a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, equaling more hands on teaching that results in better learning.
A Notre Dame education has always been linked to exceptional values like volunteering personal time and in fulfilling community service. All students are required to do service projects. By serving others, students gain confidence while making a difference in their community. One hundred percent of Notre Dame students engage in some form of voluntary service-learning during their years at the school, contributing up to 1200 hours of service a year.