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The Notre Dame ACE Academies seek to provide a Catholic education of the highest quality to as many children as possible.

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Our Model

The unique Catholic school support model employed by the Notre Dame ACE Academies university-school partnership emphasizes continuous improvement in the multiple dimensions of schooling, including Catholic school culture, advancement, and teaching and learning.

Catholic Identity

  • Catholic identity forms the bedrock of all efforts and operations in the school. Every other aspect of the school depends on its Catholic identity.

Advancement

  • The Notre Dame ACE Academies model emphasizes support from parental choice scholarships and benefits from the mobilization of the resources of ACE and partnering dioceses. 

Teaching and Learning

  • Effective use of best practices, supported by the strong and positive school culture and the knowledge and expertise of the Notre Dame team, ensures all students reach their greatest potential.

Through targeted efforts in each of these areas, Notre Dame ACE Academies partnerships address multiple dimensions of education, including curriculum, instruction, professional development, financial management, marketing, leadership, governance, and learning environment. The Notre Dame ACE Academies model also emphasizes support from parental choice scholarships and benefits from the mobilization of the resources of ACE and partnering dioceses.

Our Schools

Please contact schools directly to find out more about enrolling your son or daughter at a Notre Dame ACE Academy.

Central Catholic - A Notre Dame ACE AcademyCentral Catholic provides a Catholic education of the highest quality within a safe and nurturing environment. We seek to engage your children both intellectually and spiritually, putting them on the path to College and Heaven.

Mrs. Ruth Hurrle, Principal - email

Contact Central Catholic

Holy Angels Catholic School - A Notre Dame ACE AcademyWe see our students’ gifts as given by God and therefore take responsibility for returning them to God fully developed. Because the intellectual growth of our students is a spiritual imperative, Holy Angels Catholic School implements best practices in teaching and learning that result in significant gains for students.

Mr. Justin Armitage, Principal - email

Contact Holy Angels

St. Philip Neri Catholic School - A Notre Dame ACE AcademySt. Philip Neri is a Notre Dame ACE Academy, where our goals are College and Heaven. Our school provides a challenging, faith-filled, educational experience that serves as the foundation for a life lived in service to Jesus, the Church and Community.

Ms. Kelly England, Principal - email

Contact St. Philip Neri

St. Luke Catholic School - A Notre Dame ACE AcademySt. Luke provides a Catholic education of the highest quality within a safe and nurturing environment. We seek to engage your children both intellectually and spiritually, putting them on the path to College and Heaven.

Mrs. Diann Bacchus, Principal - email

Contact St. Luke

Respecting the dignity of the individual and sensitive to the needs of a diverse population, Saint Anthony of Padua School, a community grounded in the Catholic faith, seeks to inspire its students to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and reach their fullest potential spiritually, academically, and socially.

Mrs. Kathleen Wolf, Principal- email

Contact St. Anthony

St. Augustine School promotes a culture of respect and spiritual growth. We strive to become our best selves and lead by Jesus' example.

Mrs. Elaine Faessel, Principal - email

Contact St. Augustine

Support

Notre Dame ACE Academies - Support

Catholic education is the responsibility of the entire Catholic community. You have several opportunities to join in the mission of the Notre Dame ACE Academies and support the children Notre Dame ACE Academies serve.

Volunteer at a Notre Dame ACE Academies school

Schools thrive on the support of the broader community. Notre Dame ACE Academies welcome the service of all those in the community committed to the success of their students. Notre Dame alumni, for example, have tutored students, built cubbies, and catalogued libraries. Contact a Notre Dame ACE Academies school to see how your gifts and talents can support the education of a child.

Contribute to Notre Dame ACE Academies directly

For general information about the Notre Dame ACE Academies, please email ace@nd.edu, and for information on tax credit scholarships, contact Geoff Smitham at gsmitha1@nd.edu or 574-631-0798. 

Our Partners

Notre Dame ACE Academies - Hilton FoundationThank you to our national network partner, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, as well as our numerous regional partners that help us provide an excellent education to as many children as possible!

For more information on partnering with the Notre Dame ACE Academies, contact Geoff Smitham, School and Program Finance Manager of the ACE Leadership Programs, at gsmitha1@nd.edu or 574-631-0798.

The Team

Patrice DeMartino

Regional Director and Advancement Specialist, Palm Beach; Advancement Team Coordinator

Geoff Smitham

School and Program Finance Manager, ACE Leadership Programs

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