Why Notre Dame Preparatory?

A family at open house 2018

Check out NDP first-hand and meet our current students, parents, faculty and administration at our Annual Open House set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17.

Committee members smiling

Our Annual Culinary Festival is a celebration of all things Scottsdale. From signature dishes of 21 great Valley restaurants to the beautiful landscape of the McDowell Mountains, our campus is transformed into a magical venue under the stars. This is a jeans-and-sweater kind of relaxing evening where everyone (21 and older) can enjoy our campus, and all-you-can-eat culinary delights!

Josh Babu, Class of ‘18

Josh is currently experiencing success both academically and musically at Princeton University. 

"My years at Notre Dame Prep were incredibly formative, and I am extremely proud of the education I received. However, I am most grateful for the personal and emotional development I underwent while at NDP. Whether it was through the Kairos retreats, my involvement with the music department, or the amazing relationships I formed while in high school, Notre Dame Prep was able to foster a culture that made me a far more conscientious and compassionate individual."

Sophie O'Shei, Class of '20

Sophie is senior this year and she is president of Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), founder and team captain of Quiz Bowl, spirituality coordinator for St. Patrick House and a member of the NDP track and field team. Recently Sophie was named a National Merit Semifinalist. She aims to expand our academic clubs on campus. 

"NDP has given me the opportunity to explore many of my passions--from science to running--in a welcoming environment. Both inside and outside the classroom, I have been able to grow as a person while fostering supportive relationships with both students and teachers." 



George Prelock - 2019 Patron Saint Award Winner

George Prelock joined our English Department and football coaching staff in 2004, and has made a lasting impact on Notre Dame Prep ever since. He earned the highest award given to a member of our community for his outstanding work with students, athletes and House members. 

In 2015 Coach Prelock implemented the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Program for students who show academic promise but need additional help. He serves as director of the Gonzaga Program. In 2017 he was named head coach of the NDP varsity football team. In his first two years as head coach, he has led his team to the AIA 5A State Football Championship game in back-to-back years.  

"I love watching students discover their potential in the classroom and on the field. I am passionate about education, hard work and helping students succeed. It is what motivates me every day."