Notre Dame of De Pere is a co-ed, Pre-K – 8th Grade, Catholic school. We are part of the GRACE (Green Bay Area Catholic Education) System and are proud to be accredited by the Wisconsin Religious & Independent School Association (WRISA). For us, it’s about providing a challenging, safe, and caring learning environment. Our dedicated faculty encourages children to strive for excellence in intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and social development of the whole person.


In 1870, the rich history of Notre Dame of De Pere began when the original school, St. Francis School, began in a structure near the corner of Lewis and Wisconsin Streets in De Pere.  In 1882, a second  school, St. Mary’s of De Pere, was also opened to accommodate the demand for Catholic education.   In 1971, the two school sites came together under the name, Notre Dame of De Pere, with both sites being utilized to create an optimal age-related experience for the students.  St. Mary’s school became Notre Dame of De Pere’s  elementary school, and the middle school site was within a short walking distance, two blocks away.

In 2020 Notre Dame of De Pere opened it’s doors to a new facility and new location made possible through a generous donation to the school. We are currently excited to be able to be putting the finishing touches on our new building at 137 South Superior Street in De Pere.  This new facility will now house both the elementary and middle school grades under one roof. All things are possible with God.

Notre Dame of De Pere is one of the oldest school systems within the GRACE system and holds a proud tradition of strong character and faith development as well as academic excellence.

Learn more about Notre Dame of De Pere by viewing our 2019-20 Snapshot Report