Award Year: 2014

Notre Dame Elementary School

13000 Auburn Road
Chardon, OH, 44024-9337

(440) 279-1120

Mrs. Barbara Doering, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Cleveland

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Notre Dame Elementary School is a Catholic school that educates children according to the educational vision and principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Seventh grade students performing a dissection in science at NDES.

Seventh grade students performing a dissection in science at NDES.

Celebrating its 57th year, Notre Dame Elementary School (NDES) has the unique distinction of being a Sisters of Notre Dame sponsored school and the first Catholic elementary school in Geauga County. Rigorous academics, leadership, spirituality, service and the development of individual gifts and talents define Notre Dame.

Engagement in reading and writing across the content areas, hands-on learning and tiered instruction are essential aspects of the NDES program. With a focus on critical thinking and problem solving, students learn to communicate with a depth of understanding. The school’s progressive technology program is integrated into all subject areas. Technology is used for research, remediation, enrichment and independent learning.

Through collaborative efforts, NDES reaches above and beyond into the community. Whether it takes students out or bring experts into the classrooms, NDES is committed to exposing students to real life experiences. The school’s faith-based curriculum encourages students to become productive, responsible and exemplary members of society.

Notre Dame’s community spirit can be attributed to its committed partnership with students, parents and staff, as well as its deep relationship with the Sisters of Notre Dame. Notre Dame’s dedication to respecting the dignity of the human person is evident in its many outreach programs, enabling students and families to enrich their school and their community simultaneously.

Notre Dame always imagines possibilities and opportunities. The school empowers students by providing a strong foundation to pursue their dreams, achieve academic excellence, realize their full potential and succeed in making a positive difference in today’s world.