F.A.QWhere is ND located? We’re on a beautiful campus off the Merritt Parkway (Exit 47) in Fairfield, at the junction of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton, and Trumbull. Does ND provide transportation? ND provides private bus transportation from several towns. The annual availability of this transportation is determined by family interest. Routes are often run eastbound beginning in Norwalk, westbound beginning on the Orange-West Haven line, and southbound beginning in Seymour. There is an additional cost for private bus transportation. Where do ND students live? Our students hail from Ansonia, Bethel, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Guilford, Hamden, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, Newtown, New Haven, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Redding, Seymour, Shelton, Southbury, Stratford, Trumbull, Waterbury, Watertown, West Haven, and Wilton. What is the average class size? Our average size is 24, with a student/teacher ratio of 16-1. How much is tuition? Tuition for the current 2016-2017 school year is $13,950.00 (plus $150 fundraising fee). This is payable in 12 monthly installments. Is Financial Aid available? Yes. Applications for Grant-in-Aid are available online and at Notre Dame. Applications can be submitted after personal tax returns are completed but with an April 1 deadline. A processing fee must be submitted to the Private School Aid Service when completing the application. Families must re-apply for aid annually. Note that families with more than one student concurrently at ND receive a discount for the second and third students. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 203.372.6521. To find out about specific scholarships, visit our Scholarship page. How many ND graduates go on to colleges and universities? Nearly 100% of the Class of 2016 is pursuing higher education. Together, they totaled almost $17 million dollars in scholarships/grants. A Notre Dame student can also earn college credits while still in high school through the Sacred Heart University/Notre Dame Partnership Program and the UCONN Early College Experience program. Does ND have the technology students need now? ND continues to keep pace with technological advances. ND has three networked state-of-the-art computer labs with internet access through a Novell network. The Library/Media Center has more than 40 networked computers. Software available at ND includes Microsoft Office, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Flash. ND takes great pride in teaching advanced software classes. All of ND’s classrooms have SmartBoard technology. Can I schedule a visit to ND? We encourage you to visit! Simply call the Admissions Office (203.372.6521) to arrange a tour. A student can also arrange for the ‘Experience Notre Dame Fairfield’ program, where he or she will go through a school day with a current ND student. How do I apply? A parent/guardian is asked to complete the application form which you can download here. Applications are also available at Notre Dame and at local schools. There is an application fee of $50.00. This fee includes testing and reporting of test scores, processing applications, etc. Seventh and Eighth Grade School Records: Notre Dame will request your current school to send a transcript of grades to the school. A form giving ND permission to request these records is part of the registration form. Does ND accept transfer students? Of course! Students entering grades 10 and 11 should contact the Admissions Office. Transfer applications for January admission are accepted beginning November 1. Transfer applications for September admission are accepted beginning March 15. We also require: -An interview -Complete high school transcript (for grade/credit review) -Recommendation forms from the following: English teacher, math teacher and counselor/administrator (forms provided at interview) No entrance exam is required for transfer students.