In The Compass – Article about Notre Dame

Our students learn about the Call to Holiness, Pope Francis’s 2018 apostolic exhortation,  thanks to our Fr. Theil and Notre Dame of De Pere teachers Mrs. Gonzo and Mr. Brauer. To read the article please click here

Praying Through Holy Week

Please see this great teaching from Fr. Mike Schmidt about Praying Through Holy Week.

GRACE Financial Aid

Grace Financial Aid Important Reminders

  • There is no application fee this year to apply for financial aid
  • Those families who have students in the CHOICE program or are applying new to the CHOICE program are not advised to apply for GRACE financial Aid. Should new applicants not be selected by the program GRACE will counsel on options which may include applying for GRACE Financial Aid.
April 15, 2019 is the deadline for first consideration for Financial Aid. TADS/GRACE will review, finalize and determine the amount. Determinations are anticipated to be made by the end of May and Notifications sent to the families. In June of 2019 the awards will be credited to TADS Billing Account.
For more information click here

GRACE: Gold Summer Camp Middle School Offerings


GRACE: Gold Summer Camp Program

GRACE has so many interesting and fun options this year. Below are some for middle school students. There are so many options for children of all ages. For more information and to register click here




Helping Friends in our Community

Helping Friends in our Community

In an early effort to kick off Catholic Schoools Week and to encourage community and parish stewardship, Notre Dame of De Pere would like to introduce two new ways for our children to make a difference to those in the community and their parish!

    Elementary School: Parish Pals

For Notre Dame students in grades kindergarten through fifth, Parish Pals is an opportunity to teach service and discipleship across generations! Notre Dame is looking for eagar students who are interestd in making a new friend in either the St. FRancis Xavier or St. Mary parish. It would be a February to October commitment helping your child reach out to their new friend roughly once a month, wit a Bingo Party at the end to celebrate all the new friendships! Please see the  attached form for more details and to sign up! Thank you!





Middle School: Parish Service Boards

For Notre Dame students in grades sixth through eighth, the Parish Service Boards will provide an opportunity for students to help parish members with individual service requests. Using Sign Up  Genius, students and parents of the Service Group will be made known of requests that come in through the service boards located in the back of St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary churches. All details including supervision will be communicated with parents to ensure safety and commitment.
Please take a moment to discuss this opportunity with your middle school child. Sign up is easy!

Just fill out the  attached form to be added to the Sign Up Genius.  Thank you!


Wisconsin Tax Deduction For Tuition Expense

The Governor has signed tax legislation into law, giving Wisconsin taxpayers the opportunity to deduct private school tuition expenses from their taxable income beginning on or after January 1, 2014.  A subtraction from income is allowed for tuition expenses that are paid for any of the GRACE Catholic Schools. Parents/guardians are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4,000/child in grades K-8 and $10,000/child in grades 9-12. Students transitioning from eighth to ninth grade are eligible for both deductions. Per the instructions, any amount spent on tuition and book fees are eligible for the deduction. Book fees include digital books, such as laptops or tablet fee issued by the school. All expenses incurred after January 1, 2014, are eligible for the deduction.

Tuition tax credit information is available to GRACE families online via GRACE’s enrollment management system, TADS.  The TADS Household Paid Tuition Tax Report will provide a breakdown of payments made for the specified household’s tuition account during the tax year. When gathering information for tax preparation, GRACE families are to access their TADS account | select Billing | Billing Account Number | Reports | Household Paid Tuition Tax Report | enter the year (i.e. 2018) and submit. If you have questions or require assistance, please call TADS Parent Support at 1-800-477-8237.