A Letter from Our Principal
At NDA we believe unequivocally in the gifts and talents of each and every student. This is the basis of our commitment to the development of our students. In practice, we provide our students a rigorous curriculum. However, we believe that education involves more than just facts and technical skills. That is why we place great emphasis on the development of the whole student. It is our goal to make the young girls who pass through our doors as impressionable freshmen, graduate as confident, compassionate and capable women ready to impress the world.
I believe the Notre Dame Academy experience is truly a journey. As a community, we promise that each student's faith, character, and scholarship will be embraced, explored, and challenged so that she emerges at the end of four years a strong young woman. We begin strengthening the foundation of faith, character, and scholarship in every young girl as soon as she walks through the doors in September and we celebrate each young woman who graduates four years later, confident that she is prepared to meet the spiritual, ethical and academic challenges awaiting her in the future.
To see this fulfilled time and time again gives me a sense of great pride. But for me, this runs even deeper than serving as principal of this great school. I have experienced this journey first-hand as a student. I have walked these halls, sat in these classrooms, deepened my faith in God alongside my peers, and developed my voice and sense of social consciousness. As an alumna, I know that my journey, which began more than two decades ago, is far from over. At NDA, we foster the idea of life-long learning; I am always gratified when a student discovers that the path to scholarship, self-awareness, and God has no end.
Kathleen Rowley Colin '89