USA California, USA
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Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

Established: 1881

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    443
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year

School Description

A Catholic parish high school located in California’s Bay Area, Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School provides students with the tools they need to be successful in their adult lives. Founded in 1881, the school’s diverse community offers students the opportunity to learn from an extensive variety of perspectives – both in and out of the classroom – and become engaged and creative scholars.

Facilities
The school is located in historic Alameda, just minutes from the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. It features a music center, library, gymnasium, science center, and unique Smart Classrooms which illustrate the St. Joseph Notre Dame commitment to cutting-edge education.

Sports and Arts
St. Joseph Notre Dame is known throughout California as a perennial power in basketball. The Pilots have won six state championships, the most in Northern California. Perhaps the most famous player to come out of the men’s program is Jason Kidd, class of 1992, who had an illustrious career in the NBA as both a player and head coach.

There are a range of arts opportunities – both fine and performing – available at St. Joseph Notre Dame. The school’s theater program is traditionally strong, and the 2014 production of In the Heights was one of the top productions in California that year. Moreover, the school publishes an art magazine, Prisms, which is comprised of original student artwork, literary creations, and music.

Awards and Accomplishments
St. Joseph Notre Dame and its students have received a number academic, athletic, and artistic awards. The school’s powerhouse basketball program has been successful over the years, often besting much larger Southern California schools in state competition. Students have won awards from The American Scholastic Press Association, as well as from the National Council of Teachers of English. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Community Information
Alameda, California is an island located in the San Francisco Bay. It is bordered by the City of Oakland to the north, and is across the bay from San Francisco, which can be reached by car, ferry, or BART train. It is a true encapsulation of the Bay Area and its unique culture.

Famous Alumni

Mark Curry ’79, actor and comedian
Jason Kidd ’92, NBA player and coach
Patricia O'Hara '67, former dean and current professor at University of Notre Dame law school
Don Perata '63, former California state legislator, state Senate leader and mayoral candidate in Oakland

  • 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 15 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:16
SAT Average
1599
ACT Average
32
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
No
Speciality Programs
Biomedical Sciences Program
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country Running, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Arts
Art - Honors, Digital Illustration Studio, Drawing, Musical Theater, Painting, Photography, Portfolio, Studio Art, Visual Art
Music
Band - Concert, Percussion Ensemble, Praise Band, Symphonic Band
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
American Government, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US History, World History
Languages
French, Mandarin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Acts of Random Kindness Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Environmental, Filipino Club, Habitat for Humanity, Interact Club, Latino Student Union, Model United Nations (Model UN), Pep Band, Play Production, Red Cross, Speech and Debate, Table Tennis Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-19
ELTiS Required
228
TOEFL Required
70
TOEFL Junior Required
840
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
No 12th Grad Transfers. Students must attend school for 2+ years for diploma. Students need to bring their own laptops, here are the minimum specifications: https://www.sjnd.org/sites/default/files/Bring%20Your%20Own%20Computer%20Program%20Req.pdf

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