Graduating Without a Gathering

Though traditional ceremonies and gatherings to celebrate graduations aren't possible for the Class of 2020, Notre Dame school leaders, faculty and staff are using creative ways to show them how much they love and care for them.

These are some examples of what is being done to honor the 2020 graduates. Scroll down to enjoy the beautiful faces of these young people as they finish one chapter of their educational experience and move to the next with the blessings of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.


Moreland Notre Dame School, Watsonville, CA

On May 13, Principal Cathy Mottau and a few of the teachers & staff surprised each of their 8th graders with a special sign and a little gift! Here are a few of their graduates…

Notre Dame Elementary, Belmont, CA

Principal Sr. Kathryn Keenan, SNDdeN and Vice Principal, Mrs. Sara Maennle brought good wishes to their 8th grade graduates on May 8!

Notre Dame High School, Belmont, CA

Alumnae of the high school are invited to extend their best wishes to the Class of 2020. Click here to send them a message.


Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA

Click on the arrow on video below to see how NDSJ Head of School Mary Beth Riley and others celebrated the 156 members of the Class of 2020.

Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, MA

Underneath the masks, there were smiles all around when the faculty and staff of this K-12 school made special deliveries to kindergarten, middle school, and high school graduates!

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