Admissions Process

We invite eighth graders to apply to Notre Dame. A parent or guardian must complete the application, which can be filled out online or downloaded, printed and mailed to the school.

Online Application Print Application


Once complete, send it, along with a $50 application fee to:
Notre Dame High School
Admissions Office
220 Jefferson St.
Fairfield, CT 06825

• In October, Notre Dame hosts its annual open house. If a family is unable to attend this event, please contact the Admissions Office to arrange for a private tour and meeting with the Admissions staff (203.372.6521 or
admissions@notredame.org).
Prospective students are encouraged to spend the day at Notre Dame as part of our shadow program: Experience Notre Dame Fairfield. Contact the Admissions Office to arrange this visit.
• Eighth grade applicants must take an entrance exam to be considered for admission.
• On the application, an academic release waiver must be signed. A copy of this form will be sent to the applicant's current school, along with a recommendation form. ND requests complete seventh and first marking period eighth grade report cards.
• Some applicants are also invited for an interview as part of the admissions process. ND directly contacts these students.
• Acceptance letters are mailed on December 15 to those accepted students whose application files were complete as of December 1.
• A $1,000 deposit is required to secure a spot in the freshman class and should be returned by the February 1 deadline.


Distinguished Scholars Program
Prospective students are invited to apply to the Notre Dame Distinguished Scholars Program. This four year program provides a challenging curriculum in our high honors courses. Applications are due no later than Friday, January 5, 2018. Click here to download an application which contains specifics of the program.

Liptak Scholarship Applications
Prospective students are invited to apply for the Liptak Scholarship which is a $1,000 per year scholarship available to a student who has participated in a program (including school gym class) at the Cardinal Shehan Center. Applications are due to Notre Dame no later than Thursday, December 14, 2017. Click here to download an application.