NDCA will be closed on Monday, March 4

The New York City Department of Education has announced that all public schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday March 4, 2019. Therefore, Notre Dame Catholic Academy will be closed also. Please be safe!

Catholic Schools Week Monday – Celebrating Our Community

January 28th

Morning Activity –


  • I would like to the Veteran’s that came to visit the school.  It was great listening to your stories and thank you for answering our questions.  Most importantly Thank you for your service and for fighting to us to have our freedom.  We will continue collecting our goods and send them to you on Friday. 

Afternoon Activity – Religion Bee

  • Congratulations to all of our Religion Bee Participants and to the winners. 
    In grades 3-5 
    Maria Saif – 1st Place
    Victoria Dzienis – 2nd Place
    Lupe tacuri – 3rd Place
    In grades 6-8
    Kassidy Fontanez – 1st Place
    Maya Wierciszewski – 2nd Place
    Kassandra Fontanez- 3rd Place



Notre Dame Catholic Academy Open House Video

Good Afternoon,

As we prepare for our Open House and Mass on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 10:30 – (Mass at OLMM Church with Open House immediately following)  I would like to thank Mrs. Rufano an NDCA parent for making a video that we will be showing to prospective families on Sunday. 

Feel free to watch it!  I hope you love it as much as I did!

Mrs. DiLorenzo


Catholic Schools Week – Written by Alexandra Sciacca Grade 7

Catholic Schools Week

At Notre Dame Catholic



         Good morning. My name is Alexandra Sciacca and I am a proud student of the wonderful “Notre Dame Catholic Academy of Ridgewood.” I am in 7th grade, and have attended the academy for almost 9 years. I have made many friendships, and have learned several things. If you are wondering, “What makes this academy so amazing?” Well, that’s the best part. The teachers teach the five main subjects including Religion. The academy also offers electives such as: Gym, Art, Music, and Italian. There are also great clubs such as Glee, Drama, Volleyball, etc., which I enjoy participating with my class. There are also fantastic extra-curricular activities that the students and I love taking part in. This includes Catholic Schools Week, as seen in the title. Catholic Schools Week is a week out of the school year that is dedicated to the students. During this week, we also grow in our faith as children of God. Some events in this week may include, our 3rd Annual Religion Bee, Student Appreciation Day, and many more events are scheduled for the week. Over the past years, the events taking place vary. To kickoff this Catholic schools week, some older students of Notre Dame Catholic Academy will be attending Sunday Mass, and our Open House to followed by the Open House will be held in our school auditorium at Notre Dame Catholic Academy on January 27th at 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There will be tours, and every class will have a table that displays work that has been done by the students in certain subject areas. There will also be light refreshments as well as snacks at the Open House. I myself will be attending, and I hope to see you there!

                                                                                         ~Alexandra Sciacca


Dear Parents,

Your Support of children at Notre Dame Catholic Academy will go further on #GivingTuesday.

On November 27, we will participate in #GivingTuesday. You can make a big impact on the lives of the children attending Notre Dame Catholic Academy, and join with thousands of people in creating a global impact that will be felt around the world.

This #GivingTuesday, help us continue to give the gift of Catholic education and enhance the programs at Notre Dame Catholic Academy.

Here are a few ways you can participate:


On behalf of the students of Notre Dame Catholic Academy, thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday.



Jennifer DiLorenzo



Thank You Veterans!

The NDCA Mural Club run by Ms. Rosalina Alves created this beautiful mural to say thank you to our Veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day. They did a wonderful job!

Happy November!

I can hardly believe that it is already November and we are coming to an end of a trimester.  It is also time to start thinking about where to send your child for Kindergarten in September.  If your child will be 5 years old by December 31st 2019 then it is time for Kindergarten.

Please feel free to come to our Open House at Notre Dame Catholic Academy on November 27th 2018 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.and set up a tour of the Kindergarten classroom on November 28th, throughout the day.

If you are unable to attend on the 27th or 28th don’t worry we schedule tours each and every day by appointment.

Announcing Student of the Month of October for the Virtue Respect!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month of October for Respect!
We congratulate the following students who have been chosen as “Student of the Month” because they have demonstrated the virtue of RESPECT throughout the month of October. The students will receive their Student of the Month certificates following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on All Saints Day, Thursday, November 1st. All parents are welcome to attend!
  • Respect is an attitude of caring about people and treating them with dignity. Respect is valuing ourselves and others. We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. When we are respectful, we treat others as we want to be treated. Respect includes honoring the rules of our family and school, which make life orderly and peaceful. It is knowing that every man, woman, and child deserves respect, including you. (From the Virtues Project)
Tomas Hudecek
Sophie Cagney
David Castro
Colleen Quinlan
Carl Tam
Cesar Tapia
Maximian Vasquez
Camila Zambrano
Christina Singer
Emilia Zakja
Daniel Figueroa (Gr. 8)
Addison Griffin (Gr. 3)
Nicole Wisniewski (Gr. 8)
Justin Giacomazza (Gr. 8)
Kaitlyn Farran (Gr. 8)

Important Reminders: October 25, 2018

To:              NDCA Parents/Guardians

From:         Mrs. DiLorenzo

Date:           October 25, 2018

Re:              Important Reminders




  •             The Halloween Party is officially sold out!  We are looking forward to seeing all of our students (and parents) in their Halloween costumes on Friday, October 26th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Your child will be receiving their tickets this week.  Please consider earning some service hours by donating dessert goodies to the party. 


            This week we will hold the following activity:

  • Friday, October 26th – Breast Cancer Bake Sale – Bakers needed!


  •   Don’t forget…if you send in your 25 Box Tops for Education for October or $3.00, your child(ren) are entitle to a dress down day on Friday, October 26th.   As in past years, all proceeds that the school earns from Box Top collections is used for our NDCA Technology Program. 


  •     On Thursday, November 1, 2018, all students must begin wearing the “winter uniform”.  Students will no longer be permitted to wear polo shirts, shorts, or skorts.   Please see the back of this memo for dress code as per the NDCA Student Handbook.  

Official NDCA Uniform beginning on November 1, 2018

     Girls (Kindergarten to 4th grade)


·         Uniform jumper

·         White school blouse

·         Uniform tie

·         Black uniform shoes (Mary Jane or Oxford)

·         Uniform navy blue knee high socks or

navy blue tights


November through April:Girls have the option of

wearing navy blue pants in place of the jumper.


        Girls (5th grade to 8th grade)


·         Uniform skirt

·         Bolero vest

·         White school blouse

·         Black uniform shoes (Mary Jane or Oxford)

·         Uniform navy blue knee high socks or

navy blue tights


November through April:  Girls have the option of

wearing navy blue pants in place of the jumper.


Boys (Kindergarten to 8th grade)


·         Navy blue uniform pants

·         White uniform shirt

·         Uniform tie

·         Black belt

·         Black socks

·         Uniform black oxford shoes or loafers

 with rubber soles

   GYM Uniform Boys & Girls (K-8)


·         Uniform t-shirt and shorts with school logo

·         Uniform sweatshirt and sweatpants with school logo

·         Sneakers (Sneakers that light up are not permitted.)


November through April:  Students must wear complete

gym uniform. (t-shirt, shorts, sweatshirt, and sweatpants)