Scholarship Application Info

Our desire to expand our Notre Dame Catholic School family roots itself in our mission to form disciples of Jesus Christ. In that spirit, we are thrilled to announce the addition of 10 scholarship opportunities for middle school and high school students enrolling at NDCS for the first time. Those interested must complete the application process by Thursday, May 31 in order to be considered.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a student in good academic/disciplinary standing entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Be a public school, private/charter school or home school transfer student enrolling for the first time at Notre Dame Catholic School

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Complete the following steps:

For more information, contact Matt Ledesma, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 940-692-6041 or matt.ledesma@ndcswf.org. Personal tours are also available by appointment.

Notre Dame Catholic School partners with FACTS Tuition Management in order to make a Catholic school education affordable for all through an indexed tuition rate. Each student’s tuition is determined or “indexed” against the standard tuition rate on the basis of the family’s financial resources as verified by FACTS.

New Tuition Discounts

Notre Dame Catholic School is offering the following tuition discounts for the 2018-2019 academic year:
  • Diocesan Staff Discount – $1,000 per student for all Fort Worth diocesan staff members.
  • New Family Referral Discount – 10% discount for current Notre Dame Catholic School families when a new family enrolls based on your referral.

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 –

Spelling Bee Info

The Notre Dame Elementary School will be holding two spelling bees this year on Thursday, April 5.

In past years we have had one bee for grades 3,4, & 5 but this year we will add a bee for grades 1 & 2.

The events begin at 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will start with grades 1 and 2 and when they finish we will begin the bee for grades 3, 4 & 5.

We are making this a school wide event and all the students will be able to participate. Unlike the prior years, we will be using words from their spelling books. There is also no regional bee for the students to move up to so the winners of these bees will be our school champions.

We would like for this bee to have a spirit of fun so all participants can wear striped t shirts of if they don’t own one, a regular spirit shirt along with jeans.

The prizes for the winners and runners up will be Notre Dame spirit items.

Below are links for the words. Grades 1 & 2 should study the words for both 1st and 2nd grades. Grades 3,4, & 5 should study all words for grades 3,4, & 5.

1st Grade Words

2nd Grade Words

3rd Grade Words

4th Grade Words

5th Grade Words

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.