As prescribed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education, Notre Dame offers a balanced curriculum of religion, English, math, science, social studies, world language, physical education, and fine arts. The curriculum includes instruction in the beliefs, traditions, and doctrines of the Catholic Church and guidance in moral values.
Notre Dame’s mission is to facilitate the learning of all students so that they can fully develop their God-given gifts and talents. Incoming students are placed based on multiple criteria, including teacher recommendations, grades and standardized test scores. Placement will be made by the Academic Dean in cooperation with the admissions team and academic department chairs.
Each department determines placement of returning students based on academic performance, motivation, and ability to maintain minimum grade requirements in the subject area.