We are so proud of our graduating class of 2021. Graduation was held at the Cathedral Guadalupe with The Most Reverend Edward J. Burns presiding over the ceremony.
Most of these students have been a part of Notre Dame School for over ten years. We have watched them grow from small children into young adults. Three of these graduates are now earning paychecks!
In addition to the graduation of our Vocational students, we also had two other graduation ceremonies.
Students in our Intermediate program (ages 11 - 15) were recognized for their achievements and promoted to the Bridges program (ages 15 - 18). This is an exciting time for these students as they move from an academically focused curriculum in the Intermediate department to a program that allows for job skill preparations in addition to academics. The Bridges students begin focusing on career exploration and social skills development by going off campus at least twice a week.
We also celebrated students moving from our Bridges program to our Vocational program (ages 18 - 22). These students will spend every morning at job sites on and off campus, and then work on functional reading, writing and math skills in the afternoon.
Congratulations to all our graduates! We look forward to your continued success at Notre Dame School.
About Notre Dame School of Dallas
Notre Dame School was founded in 1963 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Notre Dame School educates students with developmental disabilities and facilitates their integration into society. As the only school in Dallas exclusively serving this student population, Notre Dame School is a unique educational resource in our city and provides special education to 140 students ages 6 to 22. Learn more at www.notredameschool.org