Admission to Notre Dame is granted on the basis of the applying student's parish, religion, and parent participation.
Admission is always subject to places being available. Because Notre Dame is a regional school, it must serve its region first.
The selection process for new Grade 8 students is largely the responsibility of the ten regional pastors.
For students applying to enter in Grades 9 through 12, there is a protocol for acceptance by the Principal, which includes submission of the student’s most recent report card, as well as reference letters, together with any other appropriate documentation. School personnel will interview prospective students. Any student accepted will be placed on probation, with both academic and behavioural reviews carried out at regular intervals.