Award Year: 2022

Notre Dame Preparatory High School

9701 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260-2125

(480) 634-8201

Dr. Eugene Sweeney, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Phoenix

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Notre Dame Preparatory is a Diocesan Catholic high school, dedicated to the promotion of academic excellence and the pursuit of holiness through the shared values of Reverence, Respect, and Responsibility, out of love for Jesus Christ.Vision: To provide the highest quality Catholic high school educational experience, offering student-centered learning opportunities which develop the whole person: mind, body, and soul.

Student Demographics
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Some of our best and brightest!

Some of our best and brightest!

Notre Dame Preparatory High School is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. The school is open to families of all faiths and capitalizes on this diversity to fulfill the missionary roles of accompaniment and dialogue with all of its students while promoting the essentials of the Catholic faith. The guiding principals of our work are Reverence, Respect, and Responsibility in our effort to motivate our students to lead lives of virtue, love, and forgiveness.

The school operates a House system that focuses on helping older students come to fulfill their responsibility to assertively reach out to younger students and help them feel that they belong. Kairos is a capstone experience that gets to the core elements of our faith in action. Academically, NDP offers a broad-based and challenging curriculum for all students to prepare them for the career pathway that they choose. Our co-curricular and extracurricular programs are outstanding and we annually compete for state honors.

Our teachers focus their work around the question, "What will we do when students do not learn what we intend for them to learn?" The answer they have developed is characterized by "What I Need" support time built into the school day as well as greater effort to aggressively intervene when learning is not taking place.

What has guided us is that we know that we will never reach perfection and yet, we are always working to continually improve. We are proud that we have created a "community of caring learners" here at NDP and we welcome everyone to join us.