Visiting Notre Dame

We’d love to meet you!

Whether you want to be “Irish for a Day” or send your parent to look a little closer, we invite you to come to Notre Dame and see what we have to offer. We have a variety of scheduled events throughout the 2019-20 school year, and also make appointments for personal tours. We respectfully request you register in advance for events on our campus so we may better anticipate your arrival. Please click on the appropriate links provided, or call 248-373-1061 to express your desire to attend.

IRISH FOR A DAY
We welcome students to be “Irish for a Day” on most Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the school year. Shadow days for students entering grades 6 through 12 run from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., encompassing five academic periods and lunch. Shadow days for students entering PK4 to Grade 5 run from 7:45 a.m. to 3:05 p.m., and also include lunch.

LUCKY DAYS
Students entering Grade 9 who would like to have an enhanced shadow day experience at NDP may wish to consider registering for one of two "Lucky Days" during the fall semester, or one in May for current Grade 7 students who are looking to matriculate as 9th graders. Lucky Days run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., encompassing four 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. The dates for Lucky Days follow:
11/5
11/8
5/8 (Grade 7 only)

OPEN HOUSE (GRADES 6-12), 10/20/19
New this year we are shifting to an interactive Open House for Notre Dame Preparatory and Middle School. Guests are strongly encouraged to register in advance, and to arrive for the start of the program at noon. Following a brief welcoming, students will be invited to participate in four different classroom “experiences,” while parents may opt to attend info sessions for athletics, campus ministry, counseling, and IB. Current students and parents also will hold a panel session. At the conclusion of the scheduled program at 2 p.m., guests will be invited to stay and watch a sports practice, a band rehearsal, and/or a robotics demonstration, and also will have the opportunity to explore our greenhouse, robotics lab and fitness center. The date for Open House (Grades 6-12) is Sunday, October 20, from noon to 3 p.m.
Register here.

OPEN HOUSE (GRADES PK3-5), 1/26/20
Also new this year, we are moving our Open House for Notre Dame Lower School to January. Similar to the fall Open House, guests are strongly encouraged to register in advance, and to arrive for the start of the program at noon. Following a brief welcoming, parents and children will be able to take guided or self-guided tours, meet with teachers, and speak with current parents. Children also will have the option to explore in the art, music, technology, and Atrium classrooms, and do hands-on play with robotics. The date for Open House (Grades PK-5) is Sunday, January 26, from noon to 2 p.m.
Register here.

ADMISSIONS COFFEES and INFO NIGHTS
Admission Coffees and Info Nights are designed for prospective parents to learn more about Notre Dame in an intimate setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from current students and school administrators, participate in a Q&A, and take a self-guided tour. The dates for Admission Coffees and Info Nights follow:
9/26       Info Night (PK-12), 6:30 to 8 p.m.
12/3       Admission Coffee (9-12), 9 to 11 a.m.
               Admission Coffee (PK-8), 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
2/27       Info Night (PK-12), 6:30 to 8 p.m.
4/30       Admission Coffee (9-12), 9 to 11 a.m.
               Admission Coffee (PK-8), 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
5/14       Admission Coffee (PK-8), 9 to 11 a.m.

SCHOOL DAY OPEN HOUSES
School Day Open House is similar to an Admission Coffee, but offers the added bonus of allowing prospective parents the opportunity to observe classes from 9 to 11 a.m. The dates for School Day Open Houses follow:
11/14     Preparatory School (9-12)
3/26       Middle and Lower Schools (PK-8)

TUESDAY TOURS
Tuesday Tours are less formal than Admission Coffees, but still give prospective parents of students entering PK to Grade 8 the opportunity to see the school alongside a member of the Notre Dame Office of Admission. The dates and times for Tuesday Tours follow:
2/11       Grades PK-5, 9 to 10 a.m. / Grades 6-8, 1 to 2 p.m.
3/10       Grades PK-5, 9 to 10 a.m. / Grades 6-8, 1 to 2 p.m.
4/7         Grades PK-5, 9 to 10 a.m. / Grades 6-8, 1 to 2 p.m.

TOUR
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 up to one hour. To schedule a tour, please call 248-373-1061.

The full calendar can be accessed here.

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