Notre Dame’s teaching philosophy is that students develop their intellectual gifts differently, that each one has a unique way of learning, and that the effective school responds accordingly. We offer academic programs that include college preparatory, honors, advanced placement and dual-enrollment (college credit) studies.

Students participate in four years of guidance focused on self-discovery and the development of individual interests and abilities toward career awareness and college placement. With a mission of developing young people into mature students and men and women of integrity, Notre Dame is also committed to seeing that students experience the full range of opportunity in life. Campus clubs, leadership organizations and athletic teams provide ready access to activities that enrich life and learning.

More than half of our students participate in at least one of our athletic teams. Students, faculty and staff contribute 15,000 hours of service annually to local community concerns. Our focus is on providing a rounded high school experience without undue pressure, based in study and balanced with sports, the arts, campus and community service, and social activities.

  • Location of School (State): Tennessee
  • Location of School (City): Chattanooga
  • Type of School: Co-Educational
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Admissions Director: Jenny Rittgers
  • Phone: 423-624-4618
  • Homepage:
  • Application Deadline: None
  • Application fee: $100
  • Year Founded: 1876
  • Grades: 912
  • Accreditation: NCEA

Basic information of the school

  • Admission Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Total Students: 425
  • Tuition: $14,172
  • % Students of color: 13%

Academics and Faculty

  • Class size: 17
  • Student:Teacher Ratio – 9:1
  • AP courses: 11
  • Average SAT score:


  • 17 sports
  • Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse
  • Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


  • 27 extracurricular
  • Chess Club, Concert Band, Democracy Club, Dodgeball Club, Drama, Honor Council, Jazz Band, Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta, Music Ministry, Pep Band, Ping Pong Club, SEARCH, STARS, Walking Club, Yoga Club, Emeralds Winter Dance Team,
  • Environmental Club,
  • Green & Gold Ambassadors,
  • Irish Charms Dance Team,
  • Irish Echoes (yearbook),
  • National BETA Club,
  • National Honor Society,
  • Paddle Badminton Club,
  • Percussion Band,
  • Student Leadership Council,
  • Toss Up/Quiz Bowl