Incoming Notre Dame Freshmen

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  • Bridge to Honors Algebra 2

    Dates: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 24
    Time: 9 am – 12:00pm
    Fee: $565
    Students: Incoming Freshmen
    *This course is for enrichment only. No ND credit will be received.
    Prerequisite: Placement in Honors Algebra 2
    Open to the Public: No
                        
    Registration: This program is open to all students who are scheduled to take Honors Algebra 2 and is designed to improve success in Honors Algebra 2 by exposing students to the same rigor and pace prevalent in honors math courses. It is necessary to have a strong foundation in several topics prior to entering the Honors Algebra 2 course. This program will explore the following important topics: solving equations and inequalities; graphing linear equations, functions and inequalities; writing equations of lines; solving systems of equations; exponents and their properties; factoring/solving quadratics.
  • Algebra Foundations and Pre-STEM

    Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 24
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $480 plus ALEK registration fee
    Students: Grade 9
    Pre-Requisites:  By Placement
    Open to the public: No 

    Math foundations 7:45 to 9:45 a.m.:
     This portion of the class is designed to further develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake and be successful in college preparatory high school math courses with confidence. The math curriculum that begins with Algebra 1 will develop the skills needed for academic success. Students will demonstrate success in applying knowledge of rational numbers, number relationships, computation and place value.  Students will develop the skills needed for completing algebraic patterns, functions and measurements.

    Pre-STEM 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.:
    This portion of the class is designed to further develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake and be successful in college preparatory science curriculum with confidence. Students will gain a stronger understanding of mathematical concepts as they apply to the Notre Dame Science curriculum. Students will develop the skills needed for completing algebraic manipulation, solving for probability, data mapping, scientific graphing and trend analysis. The program will include hands-on learning group projects.
     
  • Freshman Integrated Technology & Foundations of Writing

    Dates:   Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 24
    Time:    12:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee:       $720     Credits: 2.5    
    Students: Grade 9     Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the public: Yes

    Student Advantage:
    All freshmen are required to take Integrated Technology and Foundations of Writing. By taking the course over the summer students will have both the computer skills and academic writing skills needed to be successful at Notre Dame before the fall semester begins. Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:
     (Course 3095/8095) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This is a required course for all freshmen. Students obtain a basic understanding of technology for learning. This includes word processing, use of spreadsheets, presentation software, research databases and the operation of the ND website, including class pages. Students also study and practice the basics of good writing. Teachers will review grammatical structures, the development of thesis statements and essay writing for a variety of purposes.
  • Freshman Jump Start to High School Success

    Dates: Monday, July 6 - Tuesday, July 14
    Time: 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    Fee: $395 - for lunch to be included add $65                  
    Students: Grade 9
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the public: No
     
    The program will provide the students with a jump start to the academic expectations of the high school experience along with social and behavioral acclimation game plans for a successful high school transition.
    Academically there is an emphasis on High School preparedness, STEM, Language, Algebra, Religion, English, History as well as written and oral expression. Proven study skills and test-taking strategies geared to each specific content area will be provided. For transition to high school students will be equipped with an understanding of transitional social skills, mindfulness, behavioral expectations, and taught appropriate high school classroom conduct. The program will be open to all interested incoming Notre Dame Freshman students. Homework and assessments will be given. This course will be taught by six members of the Notre Dame faculty.
  • Summer Reading in the Classroom

    Dates: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $265
    Students: Grades 9-12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to work on their summer English reading assignments in this program.  Teacher guided instruction will provide students help with their summer reading for English along with the accompanying summer packet assignments. Students are required to provide the required text and this information can be found on the Notre Dame website.
  • Freshman Physical Education & Health

    Dates: Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 21
    Time: Weight Room is open from Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Scheduled Classroom Health Hours:  Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 17 from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m.
    Fee:  $720     Credits:  2.5
    Students:  Grade 9  
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the public: Yes

    Student Advantage:  All freshmen are required to take Physical Education and Health. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description: 
    (Course 9150) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom Health curriculum) Physical Education activities include: weight training, running, and team activities. Health provides information on health-related problems facing society with emphasis on those areas of immediate importance to the student. Students will be required to complete 60 hours on an individually tailored schedule. There are boys' lift and girls' lift classes scheduled 3 times a week. 
  • Freshman Experience Day Trips

    Dates: Thursday, June 25 - Topgolf and Chick-fil-A in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Wednesday, July 29 - Colonial Bowling & Entertainment in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Friday, August 7 – Service Trip – Earn service hours!

    Freshman students will be accompanied by ND Teachers on a school bus for these fun-filled field trip experiences.  Sign up for one, two, or all three!!! Spend time bonding with your new classmates!

    TopGolf and Chick-fil-A – No golf experience required!  Up to 6 students will be designated a climate-controlled bay where they will be provided with the equipment necessary to play a game of their choosing.  Aim at targets to score points or go for the distance! After golfing the group will take the bus to Chick-fil-A for lunch of their choosing. The fee includes the bus ride and TopGolf – bring your own lunch money. Meet at Notre Dame at 9:15 AM and return by 1:30 PM.  Cost: $45

    Colonial Bowling & Entertainment – This fun-filled trip includes bowling, laser tag, arcade tokens and pizza & soft drinks for lunch.  Spend some time bowling with your new friends or having a game of laser tag. We will end the trip with fun in the arcade.  Bring extra money for the arcade if you want. Meet at Notre Dame @ 9:45 AM and return by 1:15 PM. Cost: $40

    Service Trip –. Meet at Notre Dame High School and travel to the Watershed Institute in Pennington, NJ. Spend the day with members of the class of 2024, serving your community, embracing Pope Francis’s Laudato Si and meeting members of your Notre Dame Class. Students come dressed to work in their class of 2024 shirt with a bagged lunch. Time: TBD  Cost: $35
  • "Irish Cares" Service Camp

    Dates: Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee: $265, add lunch for $45        
    Students:  Grades 5 – 9
    Open to the public: Yes

    At the camp, students grade 5 -9 will work with Notre Dame service leaders to help plan micro projects each day that serve different communities in the area. The students will work on five different service projects that touch the lives of unique communities in need. Each student will also have the opportunity to fulfill their Parish specific service requirement. Students who attend will earn 30 hours of service while experiencing what a service learning program can be. The Notre Dame service camp is great for 7th and 8th grade students working toward their confirmation service hours.
  • Summer Art Camp

    Dates: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17    
    Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fee: $180
    Students: Grades 3 - 9
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the public: Yes

    With imagination, materials and guidance each camper’s art can come alive at the Notre Dame Summer art camp!
    Campers will explore a number of mediums using a variety of materials (all provided). Throughout the course, students will create their own unique pieces of 3D art such as ceramic pieces, basketry, jewelry making, tie-dye techniques and more!
    Fun and free expression will be the focal point of camp.  Artists of all abilities are welcome, from the beginner to the advanced art student.
  • TV Production Summer Camp

    Dates: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $265 Lunch: Add $45
    Students: Grade 7 - 12
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the public: Yes

    Student Advantage:
     Create and shoot your own material, scripts, shows and more at our TV production summer camp! Notre Dame runs its own television studio and production facility. Students have the opportunity to experience all phases of television and video production.

    Course Description:
     Students will work within the school’s TV studio.  They will learn the basics of the three-camera shoot, working on both sides of the camera.  They will discover how critical lighting and sound are to a quality production.  They will mix sound, and learn nonlinear editing to create quality productions.

Performing Arts Camps

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  • Instrumental Session

    Dates: Monday, August 31 - Thursday, September 3
    Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
    Fee: $160
    Open to the public: Yes

    Attention brass, woodwind, percussion and keyboard players! The camp will be concentrating on individual technique, tone, pitch, and blending within the section. Band music for the Florida trip will be introduced to get a jump on the school year.
  • Performing Arts Summer Session

    Week1: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10
    Week 2: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
    Week 3: Monday, July 20 - Thursday, July 23
    Fee: $140 for 1 week or $390 for all three weeks 
    Open to the Public: Yes

    Each student will receive an hour of voice training, dance and acting daily from 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. We will be working on the scenes, music and dances from next year’s musical.  Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, and Mary Poppins are at the top of the list!

Summer Reading

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  • 9th-12th Grade Notre Dame Students

     
    Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $265
    Students: Grades 9-12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to work on their summer English reading assignments in this program. Teacher guided instruction will provide students help with their summer reading for English along with the accompanying summer packet assignments. Students are required to provide the required text and this information can be found on the Notre Dame website.

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.