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Notre Dame School is a Nursery through Grade 8 school located in New Hyde Park, NY.  Our enrollment is healthy, with a student body of 450 students.  We have two classes on each grade from Kindergarten through Grade 8.  Our Early Childhood program is made up of two Nursery classes and three Pre-K classes. Both a half-day and full-day option are available.  

We enjoy the latest in educational technology, with closed circuit television broadcasts, video-conferences, iPads and SmartBoards in each room.  

Our students are well-prepared for high school, with 100% acceptance into Catholic High Schools and more than $715,000.00 in scholarships awarded this year!

Students come from school districts throughout Nassau and Queens county. Bus service is provided only to those students from Nassau County districts.  

We pray together each morning as a school community and attend Mass on the First Friday of each month.  Notre Dame students are citizens of the world!  All classes from Nursery through Grade Eight enjoy virtual travel through our interactive video-conferencing center.  Students in grades Kindergarten through Grade Five participate in the Christmas and Spring Show.  Students in grades One through Eight may enjoy music lessons and Honor Band through Paul Effman.  All students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 work on computers and SmartBoards, enjoy the annual Notre Dame Picnic, compete at Blue and White events, participate in Liturgies all through the year as Leaders of Song, readers, and altar servers, go on curriculum –related field trips, shop at the Christmas Boutique and love dress-down days!  Our students enjoy a lunch program that features both hot and cold items, along with snacks and drinks.  Grades 4-8 have the opportunity to join our Drama Club and perform in our annual play.  Grades 4-8 may participate in the Math Olympiads if eligible.  Grade 7-8 may participate in our Mock Trial program. All students have the opportunity to be a part of our weekly television broadcast. Our school follows the NYS Common Core Curriculum and our teachers participate in on-going professional development.  

I have been at Notre Dame School since 2001.
  Before I came to Notre Dame, I taught 6-7-8 grade at several different Catholic schools.  I recently celebrated 40 years in Catholic education!  I am happy to say there's no other way I would have rather spent my life!

If at any time, you have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to call me or send me an email at cdurkin7211@ndsnet.org.  
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