Your high school years are an important time for you to continue your development. According to the Peoria Notre Dame High School Mission, our school’s purpose is to:
Nurture the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, & physical development of our students by teaching the Catholic faith and leading students to be Disciples of Jesus Christ and by teaching the arts and sciences in a climate of academic inquiry.
The PND staff believe that its curricular offerings provide students the opportunity to prepare themselves to meet the many and varied challenges and opportunities they will encounter in this global, dynamic 21st Century through our Catholic, value-based curriculum.
Peoria Notre Dame’s school model is unlike any other in central Illinois. Our trimester system, extended class periods, and rotating schedule create a unique learning environment for our students.
Our Faculty consists of an incredibly dedicated group of educators, who put the holistic education of our students first. Over 50% of our faculty hold advanced degrees in their respective fields, 37% are alumni, and they have an average of 17 years of teaching experience among them. They are constantly giving of themselves to innovatively serve their students and prepare them for a future founded on a Catholic worldview and educational excellence.
Peoria Notre Dame’s 1:1 program empowers students to be prepared for college, career, and life. Our teachers promote 21st century learning skills, including problem-solving, creativity, analysis, communication, and collaboration through student-centered, problem-based instruction. Our students develop a deep-rooted commitment to lifelong learning and are equipped to meet the challenges of the future.
Peoria Notre Dame offers multiple programs for honors students including: AP Capstone Diploma program, nationally recognized STEM programs in biomedical science, engineering, and computer science, over 20 AP Courses, and over 40 total honors classes.
By offering a large variety of AP (Advanced Placement) and Dual Credit Courses, Peoria Notre Dame offers its students the possibility of earning college credits while still in high school. Over 70% of our students receive a 3 or higher on their AP tests – higher than both state and national averages.
Our Student Services department seeks to ensure that all of our students have the tools to succeed, regardless of their abilities or learning challenges. We serve students who have a 504 or an ISP, as well as provide tutoring, assistance, and interventions for all students who may need these services.
Peoria Notre Dame is providing a seamless learning experience during this time of this universal pandemic. We are leading the way by equipping our classrooms to provide synchronous learning to all students, whether they are in-person or online. Though school may look a little different, we are maintaining our mission and continuing daily to develop the body, mind, and soul of all our students.
View the complete Peoria Notre Dame curriculum guide for the 2023-2024 school year.
View the Peoria Notre Dame student & parent handbook.
Introduction to Literature, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature
All students must complete Biology I
World Studies, United States History, United States Government, and Principles of Economics
Fine Arts or World Language
Includes all courses in Art, Music, and Foreign Language Departments as well as Band or Choir
NCEA ACRE Assessment
Total Credits Required: 27