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At A Glance

NDCL At A Glance

Who we are:

  • 731 young men and women enrolled in grades 9 - 12
  • 99% of 2019 graduates college bound
  • $17.3 million in scholarships earned by graduates of 2019
  • 90%  Catholic
  • 8% Diversity (This includes students who are African-American, Asian, multi-racial, Hispanic and Native American.)
  • Average Class Size: 17
  • Ratio of boys to girls: 47:53
  • Active, involved campus ministry and service learning
  • Competitive summer internships, including Cleveland Clinic, awarded annually
  • STEM focus curriculum
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) program allows students to earn both high school and college credit in nine courses, saving $1,000s in college tuition

2019-2020 College Credit Plus (CCP) Offerings

  • College Composition I & II
  • College Biology with Lab I & II
  • College Calculus I & II
  • College Spanish II
  • College Introduction to Literature I & II
  • College American Government and Politics
  • Topic in Humanities: Rebels with a Cause
  • Introduction to Psychology

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, Academic Decathlon, Science Olympiad, Drama, Band and school publications, there is something for everyone.
Our student athletes compete on 49 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 2014 and 2015, 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.  In recent years, students have taken mission trips to Nicaragua, Jamaica and a Native American reservation in North Dakota.  Annually, our students participate in a hands-on work camp in Appalachia.
Locally, our young men and women organize food and book drives, feed the homeless, tutor elementary school students and visit with the elderly.  Students for Peace and Justice (STPJ) pray for those imprisoned while others attend the March for Life. 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
  • 47% students, need-based tuition assistance

NDCL's Faculty and Staff

  • Administrators – 4
  • Campus Ministers – 2
  • College Counselors – 4
  • Instructional Staff – 74 (54% hold advanced degrees)
  • Support Staff – 27
  • Sisters of Notre Dame: 6

Enrollment by County

  • 35% Geauga
  • 40% Lake
  • 22% Cuyahoga
  • 3% Ashtabula, Summit, Portage and International Students

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

1878 Notre Dame Academy established at 18th and Superior, Cleveland
1915 Notre Dame Academy relocates to Ansel Road, Cleveland
1916 Founding of Cathedral Latin School
The Diocese of Cleveland turns over the operation of Cathedral Latin to the Society of Mary ("The Marianists")
1963 Notre Dame Academy relocates to Munson Township, Geauga County
1979 Cathedral Latin School graduates its last class
1988 The Sisters of Notre Dame and the Cathedral Latin Alumni Trustees sign the Affiliation Agreement creating Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School
1990 Notre Dame Academy graduates its last class
1991 First graduation class of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School
2003 Governing 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 
July 2017 Michael J. Bates, Ed.D. becomes first lay President of Notre Dame Schools