Steps to Admission at Mount Notre Dame – Class of 2027
Register for the HSPT
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati manages the registration for the High School Placement Test for all Archdiocesan Schools – see link below. Parents of interested eighth graders will register their daughter for the test, choose their preferred school testing site and make a $30 payment. Mount Notre Dame is a school testing site, and your daughter is welcome to take the test at MND on Saturday, November 19.
Registration is now open! Visit https://stsusers.com/stsusers/registration/static/cincinnati.php
Shadow at Mount Notre Dame (Optional)
To register to Shadow at Mount Notre Dame, parents of interested students should fill out the shadowing pre-registration form. This form will create a MyMND admissions account for you and your daughter as well as allow us to get to know your daughter and some of her interests. Please allow 2-3 business days for us to process and create your account after submitting the form. Once MND has processed your account, you will receive an email to finish setting up your account. From there, you will be able to log on and select your shadow date.
Shadowing Pre-Registration Form: https://mndhs.myschoolapp.com/app/embed#inquiry/23504
Available shadow dates are:
- September 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27
- October 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27
- November 1, 3, 8, 9, 17, 18, 21, 29
- December 2, 5
- January 23
Create a MyMND Account
Parents and students who do not shadow at Mount Notre Dame must still create an Admissions account to apply. This account will allow students and parents access to their admissions checklist, application for admission, shadowing registration and more. You can do so by completing this MyMND account form.
Create MyMND Account: https://mndhs.myschoolapp.com/app/embed#inquiry/23595
Apply to Mount Notre Dame
Our application can be found on your MyMND account. That’s why it is so important you have an account! Regardless of the high school your daughter takes the HSPT, all students must complete MND’s online Application to be considered for Admission.
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.
Application for Admission for the Class of 2027 will open September 1! Visit your MyMND checklist.
On January 11, 2023, MND will mail a full enrollment packet to admitted applicants, containing registration information and notification of any awards. Parents/guardians will also be able to check their daughter’s admission status through their MyMND account. Registration for the Class of 2027 will take place on January 25, 2023. 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.
A FACTS Student Aid Form must be completed to be eligible for MND 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 awards amounts for qualifying families. There is a $30 fee payable to FACTS when completing the application. The priority deadline for financial aid is November 21, 2022. Parents are notified of awards, grants and scholarships in the mid-January admissions mailing. Beginning in early September, the FACTS application for the 2023-2024 school year will be available at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3XDKK.
If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact Diane Barney, Director of Finance, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.821.3044 x 104. Note: The FACTS application can be converted to Spanish by clicking Espanol in the top right-hand corner of the application. Se puede convertir al español la solicitud FACTS por hacer clic en <Español> ubicado en la esquina a la derecha de la solicitud.
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. To be considered for our named scholarships, please complete the application for admission by November 22.
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.
We are excited about your interest in joining the Mount Notre Dame community! At any time through the admission process you have questions, please reach out to the MND Admissions Team.