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Admission Process
We look forward to meeting with prospective students and their families and encourage you to take a tour and/or shadow a current student for a day.  
NDES admits students of any sex, race, creed, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students at the school.  We accept applications for admission throughout the year.
Registration for current students begins in late January. Applications of new students begins in mid-February.
We invite those considering NDES to take part in the following admission opportunities: 
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
Notre Dame Elementary School

13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024
Elementary Office: 440.279.1127 | Preschool Office: 440.279.0575
Fax: 440.286.1235 | Contact Us