Our Philosophy

Notre Dame Academy brings together religious, Catholic/Christian lay staff as facilitators of learning, who in cooperation with the parents, the primary educators of their children, will provide a quality education. The Academy strives to inspire its students to grow as committed Christians in their faith, to become aware of their personal potential as disciples, and become virtuous, diligent, and responsible citizens in a contemporary world. Through loving guidance, cooperative effort, hard work, prayer and support, each Notre Dame Academy student is holistically prepared to participate actively in the life of family, church, and the communities of the 21st century.

About the Union-Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond

The Institute of Union-Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond was founded in the XVIIth century by the Apostle of Charity, Saint Vincent de Paul, and one of his collaborators, Madame de Pollalion. Both Saint Vincent de Paul and Madame de Pollalion wanted to renew the evangelization work accomplished in the previous centuries by women who had pledged themselves in following Christ.

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Our Founders

Saint Vincent de Paul was born in the village of Pouy in Gascony, France in about 1850. As the patron saint of charitable societies, he extended his acts of service to all classes of persons, from forsaken childhood to old age. His soul was always intimately united with God, and it was that union that caused him to be so dedicated in his establishment of the Union-Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond.

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FACTS Management for AID and Payment Plans

FACTS Grant & Aid applications are accepted November 1, 2015 – February 16, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. Payment plans are accepted February 1, 2015 – June 15, 2016. No monthly plans are available for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program

Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, the Diocese will be launching the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program to provide annual K-12 tuition assistance totaling $1,000,000.00 for children in need to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of SD in an effort to make Catholic education affordable and accessible to all. Families may apply for this starting on January 23, 2015. For more information, please contact Ms. Long, our Controller, and visit the Tuition Assistance Program website by clicking here.