From the Director's Desk...
Dear NDS Parents and Community:
As Director of Notre Dame School, I am pleased to welcome everyone back for another succesful year. We are all excited to have students back on our campus, filling it with energy, joy, and enthusiasm for learning.
Our mission is to educate future leaders, nurturing all its members' intellectual, social-emotional and physical development in a student-centred environment.
We have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning advanced educational content. Our teachers and administrators utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and new goals for growth and improvement.
This year the curriculum was refined to achieve higher expectations. Hence, our high school graduating class is prepared to succeed at the university level with our advanced programs designed to meet the demands of competitive careers that will shape active citizens to serve their communities and the world.
We hope our social media tools (Email, Web Page, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Weblogs, Teams) are helpful and informative. Our newsletters will be posted on our website's "NDS News" tab and announced on WhatsApp.
We also published the dates of all events and activities into the "Year Calendar" feature on the NDS website under "Academics". Our updates and quick announcements will be sent on the Institutional WhatsApp of every grade as we go through the school year.
I am honoured to serve as the Director of Notre Dame School, and it is truly a privilege to be part of a community that has created a culture of thinking with high moral values that strive to build harmonious relationships to support the academic, social and personal growth of all its members.
Once again, welcome back! Let's make it another fantastic year at Notre Dame School!
Doctoranda María Lorraine de Ruiz-Alma
Director/Notre Dame School/Microsoft Innovative Showcase School
Master Trainer/Country Coordinator/GLOBE Program/NASA
Educator Expert/Education Advisory Board/Microsoft
Member/European Council of International Schools
Member/Principals’ Center/Harvard Graduate School of Education
Member/Smithsonian Institution/American Indian Museum
Member/National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Member/National Honor Society (NHS)
Member/Learning & The Brain Society