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Application Process & Events

If you are applying for the next school year (2020-2021):
The admissions process begins with submitting an inquiry. Within the inquiry form you can schedule a shadow visit or register for any of our admissions events.  We encourage you to attend our general Open House on October 27, 2019 from 11am-1:30pm and our more specific Information Night on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Our goal is to give you every opportunity to discover Notre Dame for yourself!

When you are ready to apply, please continue to the Application.

If you have documentation related to a learning difference, an appointment with Michelle Bizeau, the Associate Head of School for Wellness and Empowerment, will be included as part of the admissions process. 

If you are not applying for this year but are interested in learning more: Please complete the online inquiry form and we will keep you posted regarding our events for prospective students and parents.  We are hosting the 5th and 6th Grade Day on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and the 7th Grade Day on April 2, 2020 (register here).

Important Dates 

  • Freshman Orientation and Welcome - August 15-16, 2019
  • New Parent Orientation and BBQ - August 16, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School - August 20, 2019 
  • Shadow Visits - September 24, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Tiger Talk Home Events - October 14, 21, 24, November 5, or December 10, 2019 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
  • Open House - October 27, 2019; 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Information Night - November 14, 2019; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Courtesy Online Application Due - December 6, 2019, $75 fee
  • Final Online Application Due - January 10, 2020, $110 fee
  • Tuition Assistance Application Due - January 10, 2020
  • HSPT - January 11, 2020 and January 18, 2020; 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Applicants only)
  • Family Interview - February 6, February 8, and February 10, 2020 - Schedule online
  • Acceptance Letters Mailed - March 12, 2020
    Electronic Notification - March 13, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • 5th/6th Grade Day - March 19, 2020; 3:30-5:00 pm
  • New Parent / Student Welcome - Saturday, March 28, 2020; 9:30 a.m.
  • 7th Grade Day - April 2, 2020; 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Welcome Dinner - April 30, 2020; 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Application Checklist for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Complete Notre Dame High School's Online Inquiry Form to schedule a Shadow Visit. If you are ready to apply, please continue to the application.

  • Complete Notre Dame High School's Online Application
    • Courtesy Application Due Date: Friday, December 6, 2019; Fee: $75 
    • Final Application Due Date: Friday, January 10, 2020; Fee: $110

  • Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and Writing Sample (required for freshmen).
    • Please register to take the HSPT on your admissions portal or by emailing 
    • Testing date is on January 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM. with a make-up test date on January 18, 2020. You must have applied to Notre Dame to take the HSPT at Notre Dame.
    • Extended Time for applicants with learning differences is available if current documentation has been submitted prior to the date of the test. To be eligible for the Empowered for Success Program, please submit your current documentation. For extended time on the HSPT, please download the extended time forms in the yellow box and submit with your documentation. Extended time is available on both test dates.
    • Here is the link to sign up for a meeting with Michelle Bizeau, the Associate Head of School for Wellness and Empowerment.  Please make sure to email your daughter's documentation directly to Michelle at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
  • Submit the Clergy Recommendation Form to your church/ parish/ faith community if you are actively involved in a faith community or church. This form is not mandatory for the standard application, but is required for financial aid applications to the San Francisco Archdiocese. See Financing Options under the Tuition and Fees tab.

  • Submit 4 forms (box to the right) to be completed by the applicant's current teachers and school administration. These can also be found within your SchoolAdmin portal and can be submitted online, or downloaded from our website and submitted in hardcopy form.
    • Transcript Release Form
      • It is important to note that Ds and Fs in 7th and 8th grade do not meet our admissions criteria. Additionally, HSPT results should indicate performance on grade-level. 
    • Current English Teacher Recommendation Form
    • Current Mathematics Teacher Recommendation Form
    • Confidential Recommendation Form
  • Schedule a family interview on February 6, February 8, or February 10, 2020.

  • Admission decision letters are mailed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • Electronic Notifications are sent on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Register by March 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and come to our new Parent/Student Welcome on March 28, 2020 at 9:00 am. 
    • Math Placement Testing begins on March 28, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Make-up times will be scheduled.
Contact Information
Debbie Anderson 

Associate Director of Admissions
650.595.1913 X206

Kelly McDonald
Admissions Associate
650.595.1913 X370

Cathy Lewis
Associate Head of School, Enrollment Management

Admission Forms

Required Application Forms
Supplemental Application Forms

Complete these if applicable

Supplemental Forms for Students with Learning Differences


Notre Dame High School, Belmont admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Notre Dame High School, Belmont does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.