Steps to Admission at Mount Notre Dame – Class of 2026
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 that will be available on this website page in early July. MND will receive student 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 will be sharing with all Archdiocesan Schools the registration link for the fall High School Placement Test (HSPT) for all interested eighth graders. Parents of eighth graders will register to take the placement test through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and will choose their preferred school testing site. MND is a school testing site option. The date of the test is Saturday, November 20. We hope to have the registration link to post in July.
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 requested.
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 2026 will take place on January 26, 2022. A tuition deposit is due at the time of registration.
Awards & Scholarships
Billiart Scholar Honors Program Scholarship
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. Invitation to this program is based on performance on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and 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.
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 is November 22, 2021. 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. Beginning in July, the FACTS application for the 2022-2023 school year will be 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.
Through the generosity of our benefactors, MND offers several need-based scholarships for incoming freshmen. The deadline for these scholarships is November 22, 2021. Beginning in July, a scholarship application will be available.
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. 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