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What is Elite Hockey Academy at Notre Dame of West Haven?


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.


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, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, 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 99% of  Notre Dame graduates go on to college.

We understand that 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 of a focus as their hockey success is!

Over four years, Notre Dame students develop the Character to Lead,
the Compassion to Serve and the Confidence to Excel.

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 the:

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


  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio; Average class size 22 students 
  • 52 Honors, AP, IB, UConn ECE & Honors Classes Offered
  • Traditionally 99% of students go on to attend colleges and universities 
  • 40+ Clubs & Activities for ALL Interests
  • 100% of the student body performs community service
  • Chromebook Initiative allows teachers to prepare lessons enhanced by technology • Google Docs and Google Classroom supports collaboration from any location.
  • Although Notre Dame is a Catholic school - Religion is taught from an educational aspect that  provides a knowledge and understanding of faith.