Today the U.S. Department of Education named Notre Dame Preparatory School a 2020-2021 National Blue Ribbon School status based on its overall academic excellence. NDP also recently received this recognition in 2012. This year, NDP is one of 367 schools nationwide to be recognized; in addition, it is one of only 50 non-public schools included on this list. The Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is narrowing.
“This is a tremendous honor that I am delighted to share with the entire Notre Dame Preparatory School Community,” said Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D., headmistress of the school. “For 147 years, Notre Dame Prep has, in the spirit of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, educated young women to transform the world. This honor affirms the core mission tenets foundational to Notre Dame Prep, namely academic excellence, spiritual growth and the practice of justice.”
The National Blue Ribbon School award ceremony will be held virtually November 12-13 in Washington, D.C. Since 1982, more than 9,000 of America's schools have received this coveted award.