NDA Offers High School Placement Test – December 2

NDA will offer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) for incoming 9th grade students ( Class of 2022) AND Coffee and Questions for Parents (8-9:00 am) on Saturday, December 2, 2017

  • HSPT testing from 8am-noon / No RSVP necessary / Check in-in begins at 8 am in Lobby D
  • Bring $20, #2 pencils & calculator of choice
  • The HSPT is to be taken at your first choice high school 
  • We automatically award the following Honors Scholarships strictly based on HSPT national scores:100-98th percentile: $3000; 97-96th percentile: $2000; 95-90th percentile: $1000; 89-85th percentile: $500; 84-80th percentile: $250

U.S. Navel Academy Visits NDA

Today, NDA welcomed The U.S. Naval Academy to speak and with with students during a luncheon Dine and Do!  Students gathered at lunch to listed to United States Navy Midshipman, Samantha K. Meinen and Captain Arthur Wickerham, a United States Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer.  Did you know that upon being accepted to the Academy, candidates receive an education worth $400,000? Midshipman Meinin explained to the girls that the application process begins while the candidate is still in high school and includes grades, test scores and letters of recommendation. Perspective Naval Academy candidates are encouraged to take Chemistry, Physics and Calculus,  must be physically fit, and exhibit leadership in school and community. The speakers were well-received by the students who asked a lot of questions such as; what does the Academy offer in careers options, how to best prepare for the Academy, and what kind of jobs are offered?


NDA Students Participate in French Student Exchange!

NDA partnered with St. Francis DeSales High School to not only host students from France, but to also send NDA and SFS students to travel to France and visit a French school. Julia, a french student from Annecy, France, spent ten days with freshman Riley Shelnick’s family to attend NDA daily as a student. Julia, on her last day at NDA, was emotional about her experience as a student of NDA  and her visit to the U.S.

“I have seen so many things in Toledo,” she said. “I love NDA. All of the students are so friendly and kind, and the teachers are so nice to you!” Julia really enjoyed the student-centered block scheduling that NDA uses as her french school follows another schedule pattern.

Pictured: Riley, Julia and Mrs. Shelnick leaving NDA to take Julia to the airport to go back to France. 

Au revoir, Julia. Nous allons te manquer…(we will miss you)

NDA students Meghan Wertz, Shannon Mack and Cate Orchard left yesterday for their France experience and will return on November 26th! They will visit Julia’s school in Annecy, along with students from St. Francis who are participating in this exchange!

Three IB Business Management Students Participated in the Junior Achievement Business Challenge

Congratulations to seniors Heidi Link, Jillian Shook, and Savi Durrani who participated in the Junior Achievement Business Challenge at The University of Toledo. The competition was held at the Savage & Associates Business Complex on UT’s Main Campus in Toledo.  Each company, made up of three students, competed against each other as they manufactured and sold futuristic products given to them by the judges. Each student company was paired with a volunteer consultant from a local business. To compete successfully, each team had to understand and plan each element of their company’s strategy:

  • Price
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Capital Investment
  • Research & Development
  • Charitable Giving
  • Pay down credit: Cash & Retained earnings

The girls were chosen randomly from the IB Business Management HL class. According to Heidi Link, “This event opened my eyes to learning more about Junior Achievement, because before this challenge I didn’t know anything about their organization. Also, one of the most strategic lessons I learned from this business challenge is that research and development of your product has to be done and really thought out first before you start looking at the other elements of a successful company.







Save the Date! #GivingTuesday is Coming

Save the Date~#GivingTuesday is is coming this Tuesday, November 28!

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This is a day designated for us to come together to support and champion the causes you believe in and the communities in where you live!

Every act of generosity counts. Keep watching as we will tell you how you can help NDA to continue to create Women of Vision!
#givingtuesday #give2NDA

Vote NDA For Toledo’s BEST!

NDA is up for the Toledo City Paper‘s BEST High School and Best Private School!

Please follow the links below and vote for NDA and then share, share, share. We would love to have a repeat of last year when we won both of these categories! 

Breast Cancer Bowl Raises Over $5,000 for Cancer Research

This year’s Breast Cancer Bowl featuring NDA vs. St. Ursula Academy Toledo and coached by St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy and St. Francis de Sales School raised over $5,000 in donations for ProMedica Cancer Institute.

Although these four schools sometimes meet as rivals, they came together to do good. Life is nothing without friendship and this is a perfect example.

Morgan Krueger Wins “Ray of Hope” Award


Morgan Krueger (In the gold shirt)wins Ray of Hope: Youth Service Award. The Ray of Hope award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations who have had a significant impact on the greater Sylvania area.  Morgan serves both inside and outside of NDA. Along with many activities she is involved in at NDA, like being a Link Crew leader she participates in outreach events and volunteers for many local organizations and causes.  She has volunteered for the Designetics Foundation and the Choice Food Pantry, the nursery at her church, Impact Kids Against Hunger,  and Hands2Help, Morgan has been a summer camp counselor and is currently spearheading a fundraising opportunity for NDA to provide funds to cover the costs associated with the “new” NDA Therapy Dog.

After graduation, Morgan plans on majoring in social justice at either Loyola University, DePaul University or Bowling Green State University.



Anna Gerken Wins Category in Juried Art Show

Congratulations to NDA senior, Anna Gerken whose pen and ink drawing entitled, “Begging for Treats” was accepted to the juried Artists 4 Animals Exhibition and proceeded to win Best Domestic Animal Award! The opening reception was last Friday at the Four Corners Center, 130 S. Main, Bowling Green, Ohio.  There was delicious refreshments and  A4A Exhibition note cards were available for sale featuring images from the winners of each categories of: 1st place K-4, 1st Place 5-8, 1st Place 9-12, 1st Place Adult, Best Domestic Animal and Best Wild Animal.  All sales benefit  the BGAC and the Wood County Humane Society.