NDP GRADUATING SENIORS WOW ONCE AGAIN

June 16, 2020

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Michigan's No. 1 Catholic high school features another stellar graduating class that finishes with an overall GPA of 3.8 and averages more than $54,000 each in academic, merit-based college scholarships.

Notre Dame Prep's Emily Mohr, from the Class of 2020, celebrates with her parents at the May 17 senior parade held on the school campus. The school has tentative plans for a formal commencement ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass on July 19.


Students in the Class of 2020 graduated this spring from Notre Dame Preparatory School after four years at the International Baccalaureate school. They also made it through the most unusual senior year in school history with flying colors after finishing up a pandemic-interrupted final semester. 

And not only is Notre Dame Prep's 26th graduating class leaving behind a very proud faculty and staff and the state's No. 1 Catholic high school, they are leaving behind a number of impressive statistics as a group.

According to figures released by Notre Dame Prep’s counseling department today, to date this year’s class of graduating seniors earned more than $7.2 million, or more than a $54,000 average per graduate, in academic merit scholarships from colleges and universities, a number that likely will go up as the seniors continue to receive scholarship offers throughout early summer.

In addition, the Class of 2020 averaged 27 on the ACT with 32 seniors scoring a 30 or above on the test. Also, Notre Dame’s graduating seniors averaged 1267 on the SAT and finished the year with an overall grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.787.

Eleven graduates fill out this year’s valedictory court for the class, which also features 21 candidates for the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma. A total of 117 of the finest colleges and universities across the country have accepted Class of 2020 graduates so far, including the University of Michigan, (Ann Arbor) which accepted 20 NDP students, the University of Notre Dame, Loyola Chicago, NYU, Northwestern, Purdue, Oakland University and Penn State. 

And finally, perhaps most important, each of this year's graduating seniors spent increasingly significant amounts of time on leadership-level projects as part of their service requirements — once again proving that besides turning out "academic scholars," Notre Dame continues to graduate "Christian people and upright citizens."

The Notre Dame Prep counseling department recently put together a full list (below) of the college and university acceptances for the Class of 2020, including many schools that offered multiple acceptances to the graduated seniors.

Adrian College
Albion College
Alma College
American University
Anna Maria College
Aquinas College - Grand  Rapids
Arizona State University - Tempe
Ave Maria University
Baldwin Wallace University
Ball State University
Baylor University
Bellarmine University
Benedictine College
Boston College
Bowling Green State University
Brown University
Butler University
Calvin University
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
Central Michigan University
Clemson University
College for Creative Studies
Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Columbia College Chicago 
Davenport University 
DePaul University
Duquesne University
Eastern Michigan University
Emory & Henry College
Ferris State University
Finlandia University
Fordham University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Furman University
George Washington University 
Grand Valley State University
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University
Hillsdale College
Hope College
Indiana University
Purdue University Indianapolis
Indiana University - Bloomington
John Carroll University
Kalamazoo College
Kent State University at Kent
Kettering University
Lake Erie College
Lawrence Technological University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Lynn University
Marquette University
Meiji University - Japan
Miami University - Oxford
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Mount St. Mary's University - Maryland

Nazareth College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern University
Northwood University
Oakland University
Ohio University - Main Campus
Otterbein University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Purdue University - Main Campus
Rhode Island School of Design
Roosevelt University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle University
Spring Arbor University
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Texas A&M University 
The New School
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of Tampa
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Tufts University  
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of California-Irvine
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Michigan - Dearborn
University of Michigan - Flint
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh-
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of South Florida
University of Toledo
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Valparaiso University
Villanova University
Walsh University
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
Xavier University

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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 Preparatory School 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 schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three school 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.

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