NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY

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9701 E BELL RD
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260
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Phone: 480-634-8200
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Diocese Of Phoenix
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 216.5
  • Number Students: 866
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr James Gmelich
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  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
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School Ratings & Reviews

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    School Reviews (33 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-18
    "We will withdraw our child from Notre Dame this year. Our child was sexually harassed and the boy was not permanently punished, although his behavior was ground for expulsion. Other girls were also harassed, and the administration has been aware, but the boy still attends Notre Dame. His behavior was was undeniably, "Behavior unbecoming of a Christian". Several members of the student body are mean and bully non-white students. In one situation a black teen had food thrown at them along with derogatory statements being screamed at them too. Although the school claims they do Good Works, most children do it only to fulfill a credit, not to truly exemplify Christian traits. With all the scandal in the Catholic church, I thought they would handle situations more carefully. The education is not better than the public high school either, yet you'll pay college tuition like fees to attend their school. I would not recommend this school to anyone."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-22
    "I am a student at Notre Dame Prep. Parents and staff may sell you on the "amazing" school where their child is "thriving" but they do not know what goes on inside of the school. Students enjoy ganging up on people to make them feel weak and no one stands up for them. For the most part, teachers hand out detentions to the same students because they simply think they're doing something wrong when in reality they are not. Over all this school's teachings of Reverence, Respect, and Responsibility, are not represented by the students in any way."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-06
    "NDP is AWESOME end of story! We left SCA and couldn't be happier here, our son is thriving at NDP. And I don't have to deal with the inexperienced, inept administration at SCA any longer, that place is going down hill in a hurry."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-30
    "Notre Dame Prep is a young school on its way to becoming a great school. The leadership and community is very strong, and what really sets this school apart is its focus on a value-based education. The kids in the school do learn about respect, tolerance and collaboration; therefore, they become good citizens and good students for quality universities and colleges. While no school is perfect, this school has plenty of good teachers, students and family involvement. This school is well on its way to becoming one of the best preparatory high schools in the State of Arizona."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-02
    "I am going into my senior year at NDP & I have loved every second of it! The accusations about the principle & the "real truth about NDP" are false. It's a great school & a huge reason that people are saying that it's not academically challenging is because they are not taking the highest level classes. On that note, I will say that when I came in as a freshman I was not put in honors classes even though my 8th grade teachers gave me outstanding recommendations. That is one thing I would say needs work. If you are in the higher level classes, you will be challenged. That's the thing, you need to challenge yourself. NDP gives you that opportunity. In regards to the strict rules, it's a CATHOLIC SCHOOL, they're notorious for having strict rules that you just have to follow, even if they are pretty ridiculous. But then again, life is ridiculous, so I'd say it's pretty good preparation for the real world. On a final note, NDP is not going to hand you everything on a silver platter, you have to work for it. You have to join clubs, & work your way to the top. If you need help, ask for it. The only way to get anything done for yourself, is to do it yourself, & if you need help, just ask."
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