Marist Academy’s lower school, which educates children from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, officially opened in Waterford in 2003, joining Notre Dame's existing middle and upper schools. It was a rather bold move by NDPMA administrators at the time because the closing of Catholic elementary schools in southeast Michigan was becoming frighteningly commonplace.
But Notre Dame’s lower school has flourished ever since — even more so after moving to its current location on Giddings Road in Pontiac. And each year, as graduation looms for Notre Dame Prep, the school celebrates its seniors who have attended Notre Dame since entering that lower school or at least since the sixth grade at Marist Academy.
Colloquially known around campus as “lifers,” the 59 seniors listed below and pictured above and below will walk across the Notre Dame stage on May 19 with 141 of their classmates and receive a Notre Dame diploma — a diploma that for them will represent at least seven years of a Marist/Notre Dame education that no doubt have prepared them well for college and for life.
|2019 Notre Dame Lifers|
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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Prep enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's Marist Academy enrolls students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. NDPMA is an International Baccalaureate "World School" and is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers. It is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org