Visit Notre Dame

Notre Dame offers multiple opportunities for prospective parents and students to learn more about our school. All are encouraged to attend our Fall Open House, and parents are encouraged to attend our Admissions Coffees, Thursday Tours, Notre Dame Info Night, and Spring School Day Open House. Prospective Upper Division students and parents also may wish to attend our Catholic School Information Night. Please mark your calendar for the 2016-17 events described below. We respectfully request you register in advance for events on our campus so we may better anticipate your arrival. Please click on links provided, or call 248-373-1061 to express your desire to attend.

Admissions Coffees are designed for prospective parents to learn more about Notre Dame in an intimate setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from school administrators, participate in a Q&A, and take a self-guided tour. To register for either of our first-semester events, please click here.

The dates for Admissions Coffees follow:
9/29   Upper Division (9-11 a.m.)
12/1   Upper Division and Middle Division (9-11 a.m.)
1/12   Lower Division (9-11 a.m.)
4/6     Lower Division (12:30-2:30 p.m.)
4/25   Upper Division and Middle Division (9-11 a.m.)
5/4     Lower Division (9-11 a.m.)

Prospective Upper Division students and parents interested in learning more about Notre Dame Preparatory School from a more personal perspective are invited to attend this special event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Following a general information-sharing session, attendees will have the opportunity to go to a separate breakout session with current NDP students and parents from the following schools: Notre Dame Marist Academy, Holy Family, St. Hugo, St. Joseph, St. Lawrence, and St. Patrick. An additional breakout session for families not affiliated with those feeder schools also will be held. All are welcome, including families with students attending secular or private schools.

All high schools within the Archdiocese of Detroit will gather on 10 different nights to provide information to prospective students and parents at a variety of locations. Students and parents may attend any or all of these events, which will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The dates and locations for High School Information Nights follow:
9/19 @ Penna's (Sterling Heights)
9/27 @ University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit)
9/28 @ Oakland University (Rochester)
10/3 @ Baronette Renaissance Detroit Hotel (Novi)
10/4 @ Crystal Gardens (Southgate)
10/11 @ Kingsley Hotel (Bloomfield Hills)
10/12 @ Madonna University (Livonia)
10/17 @ Dearborn Performing Arts Center (Dearborn)
10/19 @ Barrister Gardens (St. Clair Shores)
10/22 @ Ford Field (Detroit)

Fall Open House is the main event on the Admissions calendar, and is designed for prospective parents and students of all ages. Guests attending this very special event may take a student-guided or self-directed tour to learn everything there is to know about our school. In addition to meeting our fine students, they also will have a chance to visit with teachers, coaches, parents and alumni, and hear from them how Notre Dame can make a positive impact on their lives. Open House begins at 1 p.m., when tours will begin. Visitors who arrive by 3 p.m., will be guaranteed a full tour before the event concludes at 4 p.m. 

Notre Dame Info Night is designed for prospective parents who are unable to visit campus during the school day. The event runs similarly to an Admissions Coffee, but from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All three divisions of the school are represented. 

Thursday Tours are less formal than Admissions Coffees, but still give prospective parents of Lower and Middle Division students the opportunity to see the school alongside a member of the NDPMA Office of Admissions. The dates and times for Thursday Tours follow:
2/16   Lower Division, 9-10 a.m.  /  Middle Division 1-2 p.m.
3/9     Lower Division, 9-10 a.m.  /  Middle Division 1-2 p.m.
4/27   Lower Division, 9-10 a.m.  /  Middle Division 1-2 p.m.
5/18   Lower Division, 9-10 a.m.  /  Middle Division 1-2 p.m.

School Day Open House is similar to an Admissions Coffee, but offers the added bonus of allowing prospective parents the opportunity to observe classes. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered from 9 to 11 a.m., and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., respectively. The dates for School Day Open Houses follow:
3/23   Middle Division and Lower Division
3/30   Upper Division

Tours during regular school hours—starting anytime from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.—are available by appointment throughout the school year and in the summer. Tours typically take one hour. To schedule a tour, please call 248-373-1061.

Notre Dame welcomes students to be “Irish for a Day” by shadowing with a current student. If you would like to schedule your student(s) to spend a day at Notre Dame, please follow the links below to complete the appropriate form(s). Upper and Middle Division shadow days are from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., encompassing all eight academic periods and lunch. Lower Division shadow days are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:05 p.m., and also include lunch.

– NDP (students currently in grade 8 or higher, or grade 7 from 5/1-19 only): click here
– NDMA-Middle Division (students currently in grade 5-6-7): click here
– NDMA-Lower Division (students currently aged 2 1/2 to grade 4): click here

Grade 8 students who wish to have an enhanced shadow day experience at NDP may wish to consider registering for one of four "Lucky Days" during the fall semester. Lucky Days run from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., encompassing seven academic periods and lunch; they will begin and end with brief special programs. Lucky Days are sure to be a fun, informative and memorable experience for all attendees. Space is limited. To register, click here.
10/11 Lucky Day #1
10/25 Lucky Day #2
11/8   Lucky Day #3
11/11 Lucky Day #4