Athol Murray College

About Us

Do you dream of greatness, as an athlete, a scholar, a leader? As a Hound, you will be part of a tradition of excellence and a community of peers and teachers who strive for greatness. At Notre Dame, we challenge each other to be the best version of ourselves, supported by caring staff and coaches. With 12 hockey teams and 18 athletics programs for boys and girls, we are a sports-oriented, university preparatory school, with a strong focus on health, fitness and athletic excellence. We offer a classroom environment that is supportive and rigorous, providing exceptional preparation for post-secondary programs. Our mandate is to provide our students the means by which they can fully develop their academic potential. We ensure an average class size of 16 students, availability of teacher-guided learning support, scheduled office hours for extra help outside of class time and daily supervised study time. The school also offers an English as an Additional Language program that is available to students at all levels. Notre Dame is about opening doors: to university, to post-secondary athletic opportunities, and to the world. Notre Dame boasts a 100% graduation rate, with 95% of its graduates in a position to attend the University of their choice.

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame offers affordable tuition rates: the Yearly School Fee for international students is $41,250.00 (2014) which includes boarding, meal and tuition fees, as well as technology fees and English as an Additional Language (EAL) program fees. Notre Dame students are leading the way as 21st Century Learners; each student is provided with a Fujitsu tablet featuring Microsoft OneNote software. This device is supplied to the student for the academic year, and the cost of the tablet rental as well as technical support is included in the Yearly School Fee.

Notre Dame provides a true Canadian cultural and English language immersion experience. 87% of our students are Canadian, representing all of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada. Our small international student population is diverse, representing 15 countries worldwide. Given that our school is very small, with only 300 students and an average class size of 16, each student is provided with the individual attention, support and personalized learning experience that they need to succeed. This means that international students receive language support in an immersion environment; Notre Dame has a long history of success in providing international students at every level of English proficiency with the tools needed to succeed. Our students have gone on to study in top Universities in Canada, the USA and around the world.

Today, Athol Murray College of Notre Dame maintains its legacy as a center for academic and athletic excellence. The Hounds of today continue to embody the spirit of determination, ingenuity, and perseverance that characterized our founding students. The school motto, Struggle and Emerge, has offered strength to Hounds over the school’s 94-year history.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. 12 Hockey Teams & 18 Athletic programs for boys and girls.
  2. University preparatory focus. 95% of graduates in a position to attend the University of their choice.
  3. 85% boarding students at the school with 12% International students from 15 different countries.
  • Total Enrollment : 300
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades :
  • Total Students : 300
  • Boarding Students : 260
  • Day Students : 40
  • ESL Offered : Yes
  • Summer Program : No
  • Avg. Class Size : 16
  • Standard Application : No
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