Message from the President


Dear Families, Alumni and Friends,

Welcome to beauty, life-giving activity, and rich experiences of the goodness and provident care of our God! You are now on the campus of Notre Dame Schools. Upon entering our campus from the Auburn Road entrance, a breathtaking scene will fill you with awe – apple orchards, open fields, ponds, pine groves, red maple trees, rolling hills, and forested woods. We are blessed with the miracle of God’s creative genius!
Even more, every day we have the privilege and joy of educating 1300 students at Notre Dame Elementary School and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School. Both schools, under the umbrella of Notre Dame Schools, serve families primarily from Geauga, Lake, and Cuyahoga Counties.

As we enter this academic year with a new Strategic Plan: Better Together, 2016-2019, our vision is focused as we “challenge our students to respond faithfully to Jesus’ call to transform the world by consciously doing good and bringing hope to the hearts of all.” Our faculty and staff share this vision as we love, respect, and educate the children and young men and women given to our care. Their talents are unlimited. Again, it is our privilege to accompany them on this part of their life’s journey and help them discover and develop the unique gifts God has given them.

Take a moment to check out the websites of NDES and NDCL! Both schools deliver excellence as they continue and renew the highly esteemed tradition rooted in the Educational Vision and Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame. In 2014 NDES was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education and in 2015 received the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin now offers seven College Credit Plus courses during the school day, saving our parents close to a half million dollars in college tuition. Also this year new STEM-focus courses in Engineering, Biomedical Studies, and Physical Science are an integral part of the high school’s college prep curriculum.

We celebrate our strong sense of community and on-going faith formation from preschool through grade 12. As we assess our world, we are deeply aware that bringing hope happens best when our lives are anchored in the source of all hope, Jesus Christ, and the discipleship witness by his mother, Notre Dame, Our Lady.

Come visit us! Experience our mission as you interact with our students and dedicated administrators, faculty, and staff.

With gratitude and prayer,


Sister Jacquelyn Gusdane, SND
President, Notre Dame School
Notre Dame – Cathedral Latin School | 13000 Auburn Road | Chardon, OH 44024 | Ph: 440.286.6226 | Fx: 440.286.7199 | ndcl@ndcl.org
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