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Admissions Process

Admission Process

Welcome to Notre Dame Elementary School! During the mandated directive from Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health and the CDC, the Notre Dame Elementary School building is temporarily closed; however, the Admissions office is continuing to work remotely and accepting Applications for Admission for the 2020-21 school year. We look forward to prospective families contacting us via phone or email to learn more about our school and the current admissions process. Please contact Mrs. Josephine Ambrose, Director of Admissions for information at 440.279.1129.

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is currently in process and will be ongoing.

We invite those considering NDES to:

  • Complete an Application for Admission (preschool- grade 8) - required
  • Tour NDES (Tours are postponed until further notice)
  • Shadow an NDES Student (Student shadows are postponed until further notice)
  • Complete registration materials
    Registration email will be sent upon acceptance

Acceptance Criteria

Criteria for Transfer Students
  • Shadow an NDES Student
  • Take an Assessment Test (Grades 3-8)
  • Submit copies of report card and test scores.

Criteria for Kindergarten Students

  • 5 years of age on or before September 30 of attending school year
  • Submit immunization forms
  • Attend Kindergarten Screening

Criteria for Preschool Students
  • 3 years of age by September 30 of attending school year
  • Toilet-trained prior to acceptance
  • Submit immunization forms

Acceptance Priority

  • Completion of Application for Admission
  • Students with a sibling(s) at NDES 
  • Students attending Notre Dame Elementary Preschool
  • Students from parishes without an elementary school
  • Students from parishes with an elementary school
  • Other faith traditions