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At A Glance

NDCL At A Glance

Who we are:

  • 2023-24 total school enrollment:  676
  • College scholarships earned by the Class of 2023:  $20.3 million
  • Percentage of students who are Catholic:  88%
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • Ratio of boys to girls: 43:57
  • Active, involved campus ministry and service learning
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) program allows students to earn both high school and college credit in 15 different courses, saving NDCL families over $1 million annually in college tuition.

2023-24 College Credit Plus (CCP) Offerings

  • American Government and Politics
  • Biology with Lab I
  • Biology with Lab II
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Introduction to Literature I
  • Introduction to Literature II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Major Themes in American History
  • Spanish II
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Topic in Humanities: Rebels with a Cause

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Students participate in a wide range of clubs.  From spirit clubs such as Lion Lunatics to Spanish Club and award winning programs such as Mock Trial, Robotics, eSports, Drama, Band and school publications, there is something for everyone.
Our student athletes compete on 50 athletic teams at the freshman, JV and Varsity levels. We proudly support our many gifted athletes as they pursue excellence in post-season competition.  In 2022, our volleyball team brought the OHSAA Division II championship to NDCL!

As we work toward a more just society, our Campus Ministry offers many and varied opportunities for our students to make a difference in our world. Our young men and women organize food, diaper and book drives, feed the homeless each Tuesday, provide support and companionship to the special needs community, and visit with the elderly. Each year, our young men and women find new ways to reach out and together, they are transforming the world!

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance Programs

  • 20% students, merit (academic) scholarships
  • Over 50% participate in state scholarship programs (EdChoice, Jon Peterson, Cleveland Scholarship)
  • 47% students, receive additional need-based tuition assistance

NDCL's Faculty and Staff

  • Administrators – 5
  • Campus Ministers – 2
  • College Counselors – 4
  • Instructional Staff – 59 (61% hold advanced degrees)
  • Support Staff – 33
  • Sisters of Notre Dame: 4

Enrollment by County

  • Lake:  44%
  • Geauga:  33%
  • Cuyahoga:  20%
  • Ashtabula, Summit, Portage:  3%

Our Legacy: Notre Dame Academy and Cathedral Latin School

  • 22% of NDCL students are from Legacy Families: children/grandchildren of Notre Dame Academy, Cathedral Latin and/or NDCL alumni.
    • 38 students are the children of NDCL alumni
  • 30% of students are brothers/sisters of NDCL alumni.

Historical Highlights

1878Notre Dame Academy established at 18th and Superior, Cleveland
1915Notre Dame Academy relocates to Ansel Road, Cleveland
1916Founding of Cathedral Latin School
The Diocese of Cleveland turns over the operation of Cathedral Latin to the Society of Mary ("The Marianists")
1963Notre Dame Academy relocates to Munson Township, Geauga County
1979Cathedral Latin School graduates its last class
1988The Sisters of Notre Dame and the Cathedral Latin Alumni Trustees sign the Affiliation Agreement creating Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School
1990Notre Dame Academy graduates its last class
1991First graduation class of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School
2003Governing Board of Directors established with a lay Board Chair
President-Principal model of leadership implemented
The school cafeteria undergoes a total renovation
First comprehensive capital campaign completed and the Pat and Janet O'Brien Center for the Performing Arts featuring the Sam J. Frankino Stage, the Eugene T. Baker `37 gym, and Lozick Field (synthetic turf) and track at Lion Stadium are completed.
NDCL celebrates its 25th anniversary year
The Class of 2015 is the 25th NDCL Graduation Class.
2015-16    Sisters of Notre Dame Learning Commons opens
Annunciation Chapel and Fr. Jim O'Donnell `48 Campus Ministry Center opens
NDCL is named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Wollschleger Training and Wellness Center opens
NDCL renovates all classrooms with new furniture through a gift from the United Arab Emirates
NDCL classrooms updated with LED lighting
Lion Stadium undergoes major renovation
Notre Dame Schools embarks upon "Leading Transformation: The Campaign for Notre Dame Schools" with an $11.5 million goal.