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NDCA Mission Statement

Notre Dame Catholic Academy is a God-centered community which embraces and respects the diversity of each individual.

This is accomplished through a challenging academic and technologically advanced education that enables us to become productive and caring members of society

School Vision

Notre Dame Catholic Academy will empower its students to be directors of their own learning, with the teacher serving as the guide along each child’s academic and spiritual journey. In the future we plan to be a relevant, Catholic institution, where we will continue to move forward, in this technology age, and provide our students with a current and meaningful education.

Our God-centered environment, love of education, and determination to succeed will provide the ground work to achieve our goals. As a Catholic institution we will be known community wide for being a beacon of light to all who enter our doors.

Many Things Make Our Academy Special

In addition to our Academy Nursery program, we also have 3 free NYCDOE  Pre K For All classes available. We have also implemented enrichment programs such as the Common Core Integrated Algebra 1 Program and St. Thomas Aquinas Club as well as the Earth Science Regents Program to challenge our students to reach beyond their potential. Our students have their learning enhanced through the use of SMART Board technology and our computer and brand new STEM Lab for the 2017-2018 school year.

Our dedication to Catholic Education is a strong, driving force at NDCA. We are a community that practices and shares our faith. Students participate in monthly liturgies, daily prayers, and special prayer services. NDCA is also a school dedicated to service. Throughout the school year students collect food, clothes and money for different charitable organizations. The student government of Notre Dame Catholic Academy enables students of all grade levels, Nursery through Eighth Grade to participate and understand the value of school service.

What We Believe

Notre Dame Catholic Academy is a learning environment that focuses on teaching and guiding each child individually. Our core emphasis is to teach as Jesus did and share the Gospel values with everyone we meet.

Our faculty is one of experience and dedication. They are committed to providing the highest quality of spiritual and academic education to our students.

Our aim is to provide each student with the resources to become global citizens based on the tenets of Catholic Education. We are proud to announce that the class of 2017 received over $196,000 in scholarships to Catholic high schools and many were accepted to prestigious public high schools as well.

Our educational program emphasizes four key areas:

– Faith, Scholarship, Community, and Service.
– We aim to be the best we can be!
– The Teachers, Administrators and staff at Notre Dame Catholic Academy are united in their belief that all children: Have the power to learn Are curious; creative Can succeed

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.

State Test Performance

2021 NYS ELA and Math Test Results Across the Diocese of Brooklyn

Grades 4, 6 and 7

Comparative Chart

Percentage of Students Scoring at Levels 3 and 4 (Students who met or exceeded the proficiency standards for their grade):

2021 NYS Testing Program Diocese of Brooklyn (Academies and Schools within the Diocese with appropriate grade levels tested) Notre Dame Catholic Academy of Ridgewood
Grade 4-ELA 73.3% 76%
Grade 6-ELA 78.7% 95%
Grade 7-ELA 65.7% 77%
Grade 4-Math 52.0% 52%
Grade 6-Math 45.7% 67%
Grade 7-Math 44.7% 61%

Please Note:  Percentages reported include all tested students (general education and students with disabilities as reported by Diocese of Brooklyn). Since the 2021 State test scores were based on Session One, multiple choice questions only, the 2021 results cannot be compared to previous years.

2021 NYS ELA Test Results by Performance Levels

Grades 4, 6 and 7 – Diocese of Brooklyn

Diocese Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Grade 4  7.1% 19.6% 27.3% 46.0%
Grade 6  7.3% 14.0% 32.0% 46.7%
Grade 7  9.8% 24.5% 35.9% 29.8%
Academy/School NDCA NDCA NDCA NDCA
Grade 4 0% 23% 33% 42%
Grade 6 0% 5% 28% 67%
Grade 7 7% 15% 44% 33%

2021 NYS Mathematics Test Results by Performance Levels

Grades 4, 6 and 7 – Diocese of Brooklyn

Diocese Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Grade 4 19.9% 28.1% 23.8% 28.2%
Grade 6 25.1% 29.2% 27.6% 18.1%
Grade 7 21.6% 33.7% 25.7% 19.0%
Academy/School NDCA NDCA NDCA NDCA
Grade 4 23% 23% 38% 14%
Grade 6 5% 28% 24% 43%
Grade 7 14% 25% 29% 32%

2019 NYS Comparative Chart

2019 NYS

 

Testing Program

New York State

 

(includes all Public and Charter Schools in NY State – no Nonpublic Schools data)

New York City

 

( only NY City Public Schools – no Charter Schools, no Nonpublic Schools data)

Diocese of Brooklyn

 

(Academies and Schools within the Diocese with appropriate grade levels tested)

Notre Dame Catholic Academy
Grade 4-ELA47.7%49.6%54.7%71.0%
Grade 6-ELA47.1%48.4%59.8%55.0%
Grade 7-ELA39.7%42.7 %54.9%52%
Grade 4-Math50.4%49.4%51.3%64.7%
Grade 6-Math47.0%43.9%43.7%35.0%
Grade 7-Math43.5%42.1%42.4%40.0%

Please Note:  Percentages reported include all tested students (general education and students with disabilities as reported by New York State, New York City and Diocese of Brooklyn).