2018-2019 ReEnrollment Now Open

Dear Parents & Guardians

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you in the formation and education of your child/children. By investing in an education at Notre Dame Catholic School, you are investing in the spiritual and academic formation of your child that will support them throughout their lifetime. Catholic schools  have been proven over the years to have a significant impact on the likelihood that a young person will succeed in college and that they will retain their faith. We have made substantial progress at Notre Dame over the last few years thanks to many committed people on our faculty and staff and thanks to the commitment of all of our families. With that said, we are proud to continue #oNwarD into the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to you joining us so that we can continue to form the young men and women of Wichita Falls in wisdom and in virtue.

Tuition & Fees
This letter is meant to give you an overview of the process for re-enrollment of your student(s) at Notre Dame Catholic School for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Included with this letter is the tuition and fee schedule for 2018-2019. We are continuing to invest in our school and in your child’s education through facilities, books, and most importantly, people. To serve our mission as a part of the Catholic Church, we strive to be excellent stewards of the resources offered us and try to keep costs down as much as is reasonable. After a thorough evaluation of our current situation with help from the school Finance Council and School Advisory Council, and in planning for the coming year, we have built a Tuition & Fee Schedule that we feel is more appropriate to our educational costs. Overall, we were able to limit the tuition increase to around 2%, which is roughly the current rate of inflation. In doing so, we will be able to offer our faculty & staff a 2% pay raise in an effort to provide a just wage. In addition, we will be offering a 10% tuition discount for your family if a new student enrolls for the 2018-2019 school year before May 31 based upon your referral.

Re-Enrollment
Re-enrollment for the 2018-2019 Academic Year is now available online through the Notre Dame Catholic School website. We have made efforts to improve the process for re-enrollment. Please visit www.notredamecatholic.org, highlight the banner label ‘Admissions’ and select ‘Returning Student Enrollment’. One submission is necessary per student. If you register by March 15, 2018, you will receive our Early Registration discount of $50.00 off the Registration Fee. Your punctuality in attending to this is greatly appreciated. The regular Spring Registration Fee for the 2018-2019 school year will be $100.00 per family.

Tuition Assistance
For those in need of tuition assistance, we are committed to doing all that we can to facilitate a Catholic school education for families who have a proven and sincere desire for a Catholic school education for their child/children. As such, aid is available and allocated on a year-to-year basis based upon the information that the school receives from the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment for the upcoming school year. The FACTS application for tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 Academic Year is now available online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/44V6D. If  you think that you will be in need of tuition assistance, please complete the FACTS application process. To be considered for the first allocation of tuition assistance, the deadline for your completed application to be submitted is March 15, 2018.

Thank you again for joining with us as we continue the legacy that is Notre Dame Catholic School. May Christ continue to be the center of our school. May our students continue to grow in virtue. May we continue to strive for excellence. May God pour out his abundant blessings on our school and on our families. Please keep Notre Dame Catholic School in your prayers.

Warmest regards and God bless.


Michael W Edghill
– Principal –

Weekly Top 5

Here are the Top 5 Things You Need To Know for the upcoming week at NDCS:

  • Casaba Week at the Upper Campus is Monday through Friday. Please check the school calendar or Upper Campus Facebook group for a list of dress-up days. Friday is also a Spirit Day for all NDCS students.
  • Monday the High School Student Council is hosting a blood drive beginning at 2 p.m. in the U.C. Cafeteria. Students age 16 or older with a photo ID and signed permission slip may donate. Donors age 18 or older also need to bring a photo ID. All students are encouraged to bring in donors so we can reach our goal for this life-saving cause.
  • Friday is Playing With Pops at the Lower Campus. Please check your student’s P.E. schedule for times.
  • Friday is the annual Casaba Pep Rally at 2:30 p.m. in the Upper Campus gym. All students, their families, and alumni are invited to attend.
  • Friday the Knights & Lady Knights host El Paso Jesus Chapel beginning at 6 p.m. in the Upper Campus gym. Lower Campus students will also be performing during halftime of the boys’ game. Please come and show your support for all of our students!

Catholic Schools Week

National Catholic Schools Week is set for January 28 through February 3. Check back for upcoming events, dates and times as part of the celebration!

Upper Campus Summer Reading List

Here is a list of the required summer reading for grades 6th through 12th.

Notre Dame Catholic School 6th-12th Summer Reading List 2017
12th Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
11th My Antonia! Willa Cather
10th The Hobbit JRR Tolkien
9th The Lord of the Flies William Golding
8th The Call of the Wild Jack London
7th Old Yeller Frank Gibson
6th The Last Battle CS Lewis

 

New Student Enrollment Ongoing

Notre Dame Catholic School is now accepting applications for new students entering the 2017-2018 academic year.

If you are interested in enrolling your student, please visit our “New Student Admissions” web page. You can also set up your family’s online FACTS tuition account by visiting  our “Financial Info” web page.

For more information, please contact Matt Ledesma, Director of Enrollment, at 940-692-6041 or matt.ledesma@ndcswf.org.

 

Re-Enrollment Is Open!

Re-enrollment for current Notre Dame Catholic School families is now open.

Please visit our “Returning Student” online web form by visiting this link.

The 2017-2018 Tuition & Fees schedule may be viewed by visiting this link. You can also view an informational video regarding changes to Notre Dame Catholic School’s financial aid services by visiting our “Financial Info” web page at this link.

Families may also update their online FACTS tuition management account, or apply for financial aid through the online Grant & Aid Assessment by visiting this link.

Completing priority re-enrollment is contingent upon completing and submitting all necessary registration paperwork to our admissions office. You can view, download and print out all needed documents, including the receipt page of the 2017-2018 Student-Parent Handbook, by clicking on the links below:

For questions or more information, contact Matt Ledesma, NDCS Director of Enrollment, at 940-692-6041 or matt.ledesma@ndcswf.org.

 

 

Important Dates Announced

The following calendar dates have been officially added for the 2017-2018 academic school year:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 – First Day of School
  • Nov. 22 – Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 25 – Jan. 8 – Christmas Holiday
  • March 12 – March 16 – Spring Break
  • Thursday, May 31 – Last Day of School

To view a PDF file of the full 2017-2018 school-year calendar, click here.