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Teaching and Learning

We see our students' gifts as given by God and therefore take responsibility for returning them to God fully developed.

Because we believe the intellectual growth of our students is a spiritual imperative, Notre Dame ACE Academies implement best practices in teaching and learning that result in significant gains for students.

Notre Dame ACE Academies teachers and school leaders provide an academically rigorous, college-preparatory Catholic education.

Notre Dame ACE Academies are closing the achievement gap by attending to multiple dimensions of schooling, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and Catholic school culture:

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Through the Notre Dame ACE Academies, ACE extends the benefits of a Catholic education by increasing scholarship support through parental choice programs to those who need it most. In 2015, Notre Dame ACE Academies are:

  • Serving more children than ever: Demand continues to increase in our first two partner communities. The Notre Dame ACE Academies in Tucson and Tampa have experienced an average enrollment increase of 59%.
  • Serving more families in need: Enrollment of children from low-income families increased by 13% over the past year alone, thanks to increases in tax credit scholarships and program expansion.

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With program growth to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Palm Beach in 2016, the Notre Dame ACE Academies have expanded the size of the network to serve:

Almost 3,000 students in 11 schools.


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Notre Dame ACE Academies currently serve the Tucson, Tampa, Palm Beach, and Indianapolis communities. Find one near you.


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Our schools continue to demonstrate the ability to close the achievement gap. Learn more.