Welcome to Notre Dame College Prep!

Whether you are visiting our website for the first time, or already a member of our community, you are welcome. Everyone is always welcome. On each page, you will discover more and more about Notre Dame College Prep and about how distinctively passionate we are about what we do.

We educate gentlemen of faith, scholarship and service in an inclusive family-oriented community. This is part of our mission statement, and it governs everything we do at every level at Notre Dame College Prep.

We are faithful to the Roman Catholic tradition and are inspired by Gospel values. We believe that is the best way to prepare students to be life long learners and to lead lives of integrity. Young men who come to Notre Dame as Catholics will leave as better Catholics. Similarly, young men of other faith traditions will leave more strongly rooted in their faith traditions.

We believe it is important to prepare young men for college and for life. Our students spend four years learning about themselves and leave believing they can change the world – and they do! Our faculty and staff facilitate this learning in an environment that helps each young man become all that God wants him to be.

More than 100 years ago, Blessed Father Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, said: “How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.”

Cultivating the heart and mind of each student has been at the core of a Notre Dame College Prep education since the school was founded 60 years ago by the Priests of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Indiana Province.

We hope you will visit our 28 acre campus and discover for yourself the good that can happen in a beautiful learning environment. Until then, please enjoy our website.


Ralph J. Elwart

Notre Dame College Prep

7655 West Dempster Street, Niles, IL 60714
Phone: 847.965.2900 | Fax: 847.965.2975
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