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What is Elite Hockey Academy?

ACADEMIC OFFERING

Notre Dame High School is a college preparatory high school known for its  distinguished academic program, unwavering  school pride, and profound sense of community.  An honors program, AP classes,  and courses that count for college credit  position students for acceptance at first-rate  colleges and universities – and their record of  success is strong.  Traditionally 97 percent of  graduates go on to college.

ACADEMICS IS THE GATEWAY TO HOCKEY

We understand that developmentally teenagers are still in the process of figuring out strategies necessary to reach optimal student success.  Our commitment to the players’ academic success is as much as a focus as their hockey success! 

Notre Dame students become the ideal leaders for our rapidly-changing world; young men who are confident in their abilities and ready to define their own success. Students benefit from our:

  • Tradition of brotherhood: Notre Dame remains anchored in the Holy Cross mission to educate the minds and hearts of young men.
     
  • Innovative, student-centered academics: Students and teachers are devoted to the relentless pursuit of academic excellence. We embrace innovative teaching practices and support diverse learning styles to help students become flexible, independent, 21st-century thinkers.
     
  • Structure of support for Student Success: We are a community that embraces all learners, with systems in place to empower each Notre Dame student to build on his strengths and realize his full potential.
     
  • Devoted faculty: Notre Dame faculty understand young men — and take seriously the responsibility of teaching the whole student.

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Young Hockey Players Celebrating - Elite Hockey Academy

OUR FOCUS

The Elite Hockey Academy strongly believes in our  culture and consistency. In order to develop a more  complete student-athlete, we focus our energy on  individual player development and teach our players  to understand how their role fits into the identity of  the team’s success.


ABOUT Notre Dame

At Notre Dame, we value Tradition, Innovation, and Transformation. Tradition is our foundation. Innovation is our guide. Transformation is our goal. 

These hallmarks of a Notre Dame education promote innovative teaching methods and a focus on moral character development, offered in a setting where quality, consistency, and stability matter. In an environment attentive to the learning styles that are best suited to young men, the gifts and talents of each student have an opportunity to develop, mature, and shine. 

Highlights of the Notre Dame Experience: 

● Talented faculty understand and embrace different learning styles, challenging each student to reach his highest potential. 

● Our trimester schedule promotes varied instructional methods, critical thinking, and expanded opportunities for elective courses. 

● Google Apps for Education is our educational platform that enhances student-to-student and teacher-to-student engagement. 

● National recognition for innovation in curriculum and instruction recognizes our commitment to academic excellence. 

● Guidance counselors provide “Face2Face” support and direction beginning with each student’s initial course registration through his ND graduation. He is guided and personally known during his high school journey, leading him to the best choice in a college or university. 

● Our interdisciplinary Moreau Honors Program, Advanced Placement courses, courses for college credit, group learning projects, and individual support services through the Skills Center accommodate a wide range of intellectual ability and prepare every student for his college years. 

● State-of-the art facilities including our new Arts, Technology, and Spiritual Center, four renovated science classrooms, lighted turf practice field, and resurfaced track and practice field in front of the school (Fall 2015) demonstrate our commitment to all aspects of student life. 

In partnership with parents — and with curriculum, character, and community as foundational — Notre Dame cultivates habits of the mind, heart, and spirit that transform students for a lifetime. It’s our Holy Cross tradition and it’s what sets us apart.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Trimester (three term) system with 58 minute classes 
  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio; Average class size 22 students 
  • All College Prep courses including Advanced Placement and Honors 
  • 100% Graduation Rate; Traditionally 99% of students go on to attend colleges and universities 
  • Students can take courses at the University of New Haven and have full use of their library;  Students can also take courses at Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University, and  Albertus Magnus College 
  • 52% of students participate in the Arts, including Concert Band, Jazz-Rock and special  ensembles, Concert Chorus, Drama, and Fine Arts 
  • Over 40 Co-curricular Clubs and Organizations 
  • Structured four year community service program 
  • Chromebook Initiative allows teachers to prepare lessons enhanced by technology • Google Docs and Google Classroom supports collaboration from any location. • FIT (Future Innovation Technology) Lab- Video production, robotics, and Drones. 
  • Although Notre Dame is a Catholic school - Religion is taught from an educational aspect that  provides a knowledge and understanding of faith.