Testimonials: Why we send our children to Notre Dame

Notre Dame Corporate President Fr. Leon Olszamowski, s.m., is fond of saying that the school he founded in 1994 is educating young people for ‘their world' of twenty or thirty years from now when they are approaching full productivity. 

“We here at Notre Dame pride ourselves on offering what we believe is the best and most diverse curriculum in Southeast Michigan when compared with other private schools," he adds. "We have merged a rock-solid religious education program dedicated to ‘knowing the faith, ‘celebrating the faith’ and ‘practicing the faith’ with what we consider to be the academic world’s ‘best practices’ curriculum, the International Baccalaureate.”

But don’t just take Fr. Leon’s word for it. Find out what our current and alumni parents are saying about Notre Dame. . . 



Along with providing the tools it takes for our children to compete in an ever-changing world, Notre Dame supports our foundation of core values that also will help them make a meaningful difference in their world.

Anne Marie (and Joe) Redoutey, current and alum parents



We love the education our children have received from Notre Dame and are proud to be members of such a great community.” 

David (and Ann) Stone, current and alum parents




We were attracted to the school’s academic opportunities, smaller class sizes, and the Christian/moral environment. Our decision to be a family at Notre Dame has been the most rewarding investment we have ever made.” 

Laura (and Steve) Pangori, alum parents


gaynorAs a third-generation Notre Dame family, we continue to value the philosophy of the school. Through the IB and AP programs and the advancements in technology, we see how ND has challenged our children to reach beyond traditional academic learning methods. NDP fosters student academic excellence and well-rounded individual development, while maintaining its Catholic identity. We are blessed to be part of the ND family.

Rita (and Paul) Gaynor, current and alum parents


We love Notre Dame not only because it is rooted in our Christian faith but also because it celebrates all student accomplishments whether they be academic, athletic or a particular special talent. The school has given our children a chance to nurture their talents and grow into young confident adults. We truly feel comfortable Notre Dame is preparing them for the next phase of their life.” 

Mark (and Nada) Mukhtar, current and alum parents

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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. The school's upper division 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 middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and 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.