New this year!

Incoming first year students are invited to participate in summer field trips. Bond with classmates and make social connections all while learning and having fun. All trips are chaperoned by Notre Dame faculty.
 
July 26, 2019 Service Trip
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cost $35
  • Meet at Notre Dame High School
  • Spend the day with fellow members of the Class of 2023, serving your community and meeting members of your Notre Dame Class
  • Students come dressed to work in their Class of 2023 shirt with a bagged lunch
August 7, 2019 Princeton Prowl Scavenger Hunt
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Cost $85
  • Meet at Notre Dame High School and travel to Princeton University
  • Spend the day challenging yourself with fellow members of the Class of 2023 and Notre Dame Faculty in the historic town of Princeton—where George Washington defeated the British—and the stunning campus of Princeton University combine to provide a hunt landscape that’s filled with history, art, dramatic buildings, goofy gargoyles, famous Americans, and gorgeous scenery.
  • Students come dressed in their Class of 2023 shirt.  Pizza lunch will be provided upon our return to Notre Dame.
August 20, 2019 - Trenton Thunder v. New Hampshire
  • 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost $35
  • Meet at the Trenton Thunder Stadium in Trenton, NJ
  • Spend the evening with fellow members of the Class of 2023 enjoying Minor League Baseball in the picnic area, including a free barbecue buffet

Incoming Notre Dame Freshmen

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  • Bridge to Honors Algebra 2

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Fee:  $565
    Students: Going into Honors Algebra 2

    This program is open to all students who are scheduled to take Honors Algebra 2. It is necessary to have a strong foundation in several topics prior to entering the Honors Algebra 2 course. This program will explore the important topics of solving equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, functions and inequalities, writing equations of lines, solving systems of equations, exponents and their properties and factoring/solving quadratics. This program is designed to improve success in Honors Algebra 2 by exposing students to the same rigor and pace prevalent in honors math courses.
  • Character Design & Comic Illustration

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 12:45 – 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 Credits: 2.5 Students: 9-12th Grade  
    Pre-Requisites: None

    Field Trip permission required

    Student Advantage: 
    Students will be able to complete a for credit class in art during the summer session. Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description: 
    2.5 credits (60 hours)
    Students will explore the art of designing their own characters through 2D and 3D media while experimenting with the basics of drawing and sculpture. Activities will include learning the foundation of basic drawing techniques, illustrating character profiles, comic illustration and sculpting character maquettes. This class may include an off campus field trip.
  • Freshman Integrated Technology & Foundations of Writing

    Dates:   Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26
    Time:    12:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee:       $720     Credits: 2.5    
    Students: Grade 9     Pre-Requisites: None

    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:
     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 Notre Dame’s LAN. 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, June 24 - Friday, June 28 and
                Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3
    Time: 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Program ends at 4 p.m. on July 3)
    Fee: $395 - for lunch to be included add $60                  
    Students: Grade 9
    Pre-Requisites:  None
     
    The program will provide the students 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, 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.
  • Freshman Physical Education & Health

    Dates: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, August 30
     Time: Weight Room is open from Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Scheduled Classroom Health Hours:  Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. and Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
    Fee:  $720     Credits:  2.5
    Students:  Grade 9  
    Pre-Requisites:  None
     
    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:
     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. Gym uniform required.
  • New! Freshman Experience Day Trips

    Incoming first year students are invited to participate in summer field trips. Bond with classmates and make social connections all while learning and having fun. All trips are chaperoned by Notre Dame faculty.
     
    July 26, 2019 Service Trip
    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Cost $35
    • Meet at Notre Dame High School 
    • Spend the day with fellow members of the Class of 2023 and serving your community
    • Students come dressed to work in their Class of 2023 shirt with a bagged lunch
    August 7, 2019 Princeton Prowl Scavenger Hunt
    • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Cost $85
    • Meet at Notre Dame High School and travel to Princeton University
    • Spend the day challenging yourself with fellow members of the Class of 2023 and Notre Dame Faculty in The historic town of Princeton—where George Washington defeated the British—and the stunning campus of Princeton University combine to provide a hunt landscape that’s filled with history, art, dramatic buildings, goofy gargoyles, famous Americans, and gorgeous scenery.
    • Students come dressed in the Class of 2023 shirt.  Pizza lunch will be provided upon our return to Notre Dame.
    August 20, 2019 - Trenton Thunder v. New Hampshire
    • 6:30 to 10 p.m.
    • Cost $35
    • Meet at the Trenton Thunder Stadium in Trenton, NJ
    • Spend the evening with fellow members of the Class of 2023 enjoying Minor League Baseball in the picnic area, free barbecue buffet
  • Summer Film Expierence

    Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee: $360
    Credit: 1.25
    Students: Grade 9-12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    Student Advantage:
     Students will be able to complete a course for credit in film studies and production during the summer session. This course does not preclude students from taking film production or film studies courses during the traditional school year.

    Course Description: 1.25 credits (30 hours) Summer Film Experience is a course that allows students to experience a blend of the Film Studies and Film Production courses offered during the year. Students will learn basic filmmaking terminology and film analysis techniques, as well as gain exposure to the digital filmmaking process. This course will be tailored to accommodate different levels of previous experience and is recommended for students who have never taken a film class, or for students who have taken several film classes. (Movies with a PG-13 rating will be included in screening list.)
  • "Irish Cares" Service Camp

    Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee: $265 Lunch: Add $45        
    Students:  Grades 5 – 9

    At the camp, students in grades 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 Confirmation 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 7
    th and 8th grade students working toward their Confirmation service hours.
  • Algebra Foundations and Pre-STEM (by school placement)

    Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $480 
    Students: Grade 9
    Pre-Requisites:  By Placement

    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.
     
  • Meditation & Mindfulness Summer Camp

    Dates:  Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
    Time: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (There is no extended care for this program.)
    Fee: $200; for lunch to be included add $45
    Students: Grades 9 - 12
    Pre-Requisites: None; just an open mind and an open heart
     
    This camp will allow campers to practice and explore different mindfulness and meditation techniques to better manage stress in their daily life with ND alum Jacqui Coppola who has her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Mindfulness activities and meditations will focus around inspired intention to heal the body, mind, and heart space. Campers will be introduced to the physical benefits of gentle stretches in order to release tension and create movement/ flow in the body. Campers will leave this camp with various practices to turn to. Essentially, campers will be creating their own stress management, self-love tool box in a fun creative way.
  • Summer Art Camp

    Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19    
    Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $265 for lunch to be included add $45
    Students: Grades 3 - 9  
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    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 illustration styles using a variety of materials (all provided). Elements of composition and design will be discussed and applied including color, value and shading as well as poses and proportion. the illustration styles to be explored will be comic book illustration with panel presentation, the unique qualities of manga and how lines, space, color and value are used to create an interesting and original work of art. Throughout the course, students will create their own unique characters and end the course with a finished comic. Fun and free expression will be a focal point of camp with color theory and mixing helping campers to better understand how colors can change when paired together. Don’t forget the opportunity to work in both 2-D and 3-D. Artists of all abilities are welcome, from the beginner to the advanced art student.
  • Summer Reading in the Classroom

    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 expected to bring the required text(s) and assignment. This information can be found on the Notre Dame website.
  • TV Production Summer Camp

    Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $265 Lunch: Add $45
    Students: Grade 7 - 12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    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, create innovative transitions, and use the editing console to learn nonlinear editing.

Performing Arts Camps

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  • Instrumental Session

    Dates: Monday, August 26 - Thursday, August 29
    Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
    Fee: $160

    Attention brass, woodwind, percussion and keyboard players! This 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.
  • Summer Session

    Week1: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
    Week 2: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
    Week 3: Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25 (no Friday session)
    $135 for 1 week
    $380 for all 3 weeks
     
    Each student will receive an hour of voice training, dance and acting daily from 9 a.m. to 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.

Questions?

Sean Clancy
Notre Dame High School
Principal, Summer Programs   
 

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.