Trinity Catholic Transfers



Notre Dame is committed to supporting families from Trinity Catholic High School during this time of transition. Our goal is to make the process as smooth and simple as possible. Should there be additional questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions Office (203.372.6521 or admissions@notredame.org)

Step One
Complete the common application for Trinity Catholic transfers by clicking here. Select Notre Dame. There is no application fee for Trinity families.

Step Two
Send a copy of your Trinity transcript to Notre Dame - or contact our Admissions Office to have us request it on your behalf. Be sure to include any accommodation plan in the materials you may submit to Notre Dame.

Step Three
Notre Dame is committed to working with families on their financial aid package. Please contact FACTS either via your online account or by phone at 866.441.4637 to request that Notre Dame be added to your financial aid application.

Please let our Admissions Office know if you have previously received a financial aid award from Trinity Catholic.

Step Four
Although we love hosting students and parents on campus, we are unable to at this time.  Instead, we are hosting a Virtual Open House on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m.  We will also host individual Zoom sessions for parents and students.  Please contact Karen Guastelle at kguastelle@notredame.org to register for either.  We hope to see you at one of our events. 

Upon acceptance, the Admissions Staff will work with you on enrollment details including course selection.

Transportation Information
Notre Dame is committed to providing transportation options for Trinity families. If there is a demand, we will provide round-trip busing from Stamford daily (for a minimal fee). Notre Dame will also provide a pick-up at the Fairfield Metro Train Station for students choosing to utilize Metro North. 

FAQ From Diocese of Bridgeport
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What is the lunch program like at ND?

Our lunch program is provided by Carl Anthony’s in Monroe, CT.  The lunch is an a la carte cash system. A different entre is offered each day with the additional selections of soup, salad, sandwiches, and our famous homemade cookies.  


What is the average class size?

Our average class size is 20 although students can find themselves in a class of 25 or 8.


How do I schedule a Shadow Day?

Please email Karen Guastelle at kguastelle@notredame.org


Is your academic curriculum the same as Trinity?

We follow the Diocesan curriculum and offer 12 AP courses.  We do offer specialty courses in Computer Technology in a partnership with Fairfield University.  In addition, students are able to take a variety of online courses to enhance their curriculum.


Can I apply for Financial Assistance?

If you currently receive financial assistance through FACTS, please add Notre Dame to your current FACTS account.


What is available for my student through Guidance/College Planning?

Notre Dame offers a robust guidance and college planning department. The department consists of three guidance counselors and a Director of Guidance/School Social Worker. Each student will be assigned a guidance counselor to assist them in course selection, college planning, and personal assistance when needed.  Our school social worker is a trained mental health professional who can assist with mental health and behavior concerns. Our social worker offers positive behavioral support, consultations with teachers, parents, and administrators, as well as individual and group counseling.


The department also offers workshops throughout the year to assist junior and senior families with college planning and financial aid.  Seniors transferring from Trinity to Notre Dame will have a dedicated college counselor to assist families during this process


How much will the tuition be for the 2020-2021 school year? 

Currently, our tuition for this year is $15,360.  The tuition for 20-21 has not been set yet. We typically have a 3 percent to 4 percent increase.


What are your school hours? 

Our school hours are 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Is there a bus provided and how much would it cost and where does it pick up/drop off the kids?

It is our hope to have a bus from Stamford to ND - we are waiting to see the number of students who enroll from the Stamford area to determine the bus.  We currently have four bus stops in Norwalk and we also have a shuttle from the Fairfield-Metro train station. The cost for the bus is approximately $1,000 for the year.


Would students need to take a test or write an essay, get letters of recommendation, etc?  

The students who are transferring from Trinity need an on-line application (it is a very simplified application and you can find it on our website at www.notredame.org - click on the Admissions tab and you will see a Trinity Transfer tab in the dropdown box).  We also require the transcript, which Trinity is sending to us once a student submits their application.


Would we buy the Chromebook or does the school provide and at what cost?

We do not require a Chromebook - we are more traditional in that our students do still use books.  We do have Chromebooks at school for students to use.


Would I be able to join an athletic team and play next year?

Yes!  We spoke to the CIAC and you will be eligible to play without penalty.


Do you provide service opportunities for our students?

The biggest organization at Notre Dame is Campus Ministry, and it’s popular for a good reason. Campus Ministry is actively woven into the fabric of the ND community and provides countless opportunities for service throughout the year.  In any given month, students might be mentoring others from a local grade school, preparing food shipments to distressed communities, gathering toys and clothing for families at Christmas time, or preparing for a mission trip to Kentucky. Service hours are a required component of an ND education and our students are proud of the efforts they put in to make their communities a little bit brighter.    But Campus Ministry is more than just service hours. Because fellowship is such an important part of ND’s mission, we provide lots of opportunities for students of all grades (and faiths) to come together…. Sometimes just for fun. Hikes and pizza parties and the occasional movie night all give students a chance to interact as a family, getting to know one another in a relaxed way.