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Steps to Admission at Mount Notre Dame – Class of 2025
Mount Notre Dame – an exceptional Catholic, college-preparatory high school – embraces the gift of diversity in our students’ academic levels, as well as ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our hope is to welcome every young woman who desires a Mount Notre Dame education. Admission acceptance is determined by a committee of administrators, guidance counselors, interventionists and admission staff who carefully review each application. Special admission consideration is given to granddaughters, daughters and sisters of MND alumnae, and sisters of current students.
MND’s admission process includes an online application: CLICK HERE. MND will request school records from each applicant’s current school. School records typically include grade reports from 6th, 7th and first quarter/trimester of 8th grade, prior standardized test scores, and copies of any IEP/Accommodation plans.
The Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has waived the fall entrance and placement test for the Class of 2025 due to concerns of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of future restrictions placed upon our schools and communities. Therefore, there is no entrance/placement test for current eighth graders (Class of 2025).
When school records and recommendations indicate that further dialogue would be helpful in determining the student’s success at MND, an admission discussion with an administrator and intervention staff member and/or guidance counselor will be required.
In mid-January, MND will mail a full enrollment packet to admitted applicants, containing registration information and notification of any awards (see below). Parents/guardians will also receive an email with admission status. Registration for the Class of 2025 will take place on January 27, 2021. A tuition deposit is due at the time of registration.
Awards & Scholarships
Billiart Scholar Honors Program Scholarships. This academic program is named after Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and honors our brightest students with academic and experiential learning opportunities and a monetary scholarship. NOTE: Since there is no High School Placement Test this fall, the invitation for this program is based on a review of the applicant’s academic records. Accepting the invitation to be a Billiart Scholar includes enrolling in Honors English, Honors Math, Honors Biology, and AP Human Geography – the core coursework that will engage these academically talented students as they begin high school. Additionally, for elective courses, students are expected to enter at the recommended level for each course. At the end of the freshman year, Billiart Scholars can apply to continue in the Billiart Select Scholar Program during their sophomore and junior years.
Alumnae Legacy Award. MND is proud of its legacy connections. A $500 non-renewable legacy award is offered to all incoming freshmen who have mothers, grandmothers and/or great-grandmothers who graduated from Mount Notre Dame High School or Mount Notre Dame Academy, Reading, OH. There is not an application for this award; legacy information is provided to MND by the applicant within the Application for Admission.
Tuition Assistance Options
Mount Notre Dame is committed to partnering with families to help them realize their desire for an MND education. More than one million dollars is awarded annually through the support of generous benefactors. Tuition assistance is provided for many of our families through financial aid and named scholarships.
The priority deadline for financial assistance was November, 2020, but financial aid applications will be accepted ongoing as long as funds are available. Parents are notified of awards, grants and scholarships in the mid-January admissions mailing. A FACTS Student Aid Form must be completed to be eligible for Mount Notre Dame Tuition Assistance (financial aid). FACTS, a third-party vendor, evaluates all applications and establishes each family’s financial need. MND uses this information to determine tuition assistance award amounts for qualifying families. There is a $30 fee payable to FACTS at the time of completing the application. The FACTS application is available at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3XDKK.
SNDdeN Endowed Scholarships. These renewable scholarships have been made possible by the generous support of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, our largest benefactor. Special consideration is given to applicants demonstrating financial need and a keen desire to attend MND. A completed and qualifying FACTS application is the only requirement.
Named Scholarships. Through the generosity of our benefactors, MND offers several need-based scholarships for incoming freshmen. The deadline for these scholarships was November, 2020.
Ohio EdChoice Scholarship. MND accepts the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship – both the Traditional and Expansion Programs. The Traditional EdChoice Scholarship is based on a student’s public school district associated with a parent/guardian’s home address. The Traditional EdChoice Scholarship currently provides the non-public school of each qualifying high school student with a $6,000 tuition scholarship for each school year if the student could attend a public high school that is included on the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 designated schools list. To be eligible for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship, the student’s parents/guardian must meet income guidelines, but is not limited by the designated schools list. For additional information contact MND’s Admissions Office and/or the Ohio Department of Education EdChoice website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Scholarships/EdChoice-Scholarship-Program
We are excited about your interest in joining the Mount Notre Dame community and hope that the above information is helpful as you begin the process of considering high schools. At any time through the admission process you have questions, please reach out to the MND Admissions Office.
Mrs. Donna Groene
Director of Admissions
513.821.3044 ext. 164
Mrs. Terri McMillen Miller ‘81
513.821.3044 ext. 124