Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School is located in North Burlington between Guelph Line and Walkers Line (in Headon Forest area).
With Mary as our role model, Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School enshrines the tenet of human dignity in treating everyone as a reflection of God among us by encouraging respect and compassion to ensure all will reach their full potential.
Besides the good of the individual, there is a good that is linked to living in society: the common good. It is the good of “all of us”, made up of individuals, families and intermediate groups who together constitute society. It is a good that is sought not for its own sake, but for the people who belong to the social community and who can only really and effectively pursue their good within it. To desire the common good and strive towards it is a requirement of justice and charity.
Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI.
The distinctive nature of the Catholic school is to promote, through its many activities and events, a culture that at its core promotes and pursues justice, peace and solidarity with others. Our goal at Notre Dame is to encourage students to become life-long learners formed in faith and equipped with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global community.
Notre Dame has a rich tradition of assisting and caring for others in our local community as well as our larger global community. Our clubs, teams, activities and events have raised awareness and money for a variety of causes and charities and we hope to continue to promote justice, peace and solidarity through our continued service to others in the overall promotion of the common good.
Faith formation is foundational to the culture of Notre Dame Catholic school community. Our Chaplaincy Team Leader works in cooperation with students, staff, parents and the parishes of St. Paul and St. Gabriel, to provide opportunities for spiritual growth as well as meet the faith needs of our school community. Liturgies, prayer gatherings, and the sacrament of reconciliation are planned and offered to all throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to take an active role in the life of our faith community.
Notre Dame opened its doors in 1990. Our current school enrolment is approximately 1075. Our uniform colours are green, white, navy and grey. Our athletic colours are green, navy and gold. The Notre Dame family consists of four elementary schools: Canadian Martyrs, St. Gabriel, St. Mark and St. Timothy.