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Looking for the right kindergarten school for our daughter was no easy task…Surrounded by good, dedicated teachers and kind, wonderful friends and classmates, I know she is in good hands. My wife and I made the right decision to choose St. John Notre Dame.

The Galang Family

St. John Notre Dame School is fully accredited  by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Since our founding, St. John Notre Dame has been granted the maximum accreditation. St. John Notre Dame partners with devout Roman Catholic school collaboratives including: Duc In Altum and The Institute for Catholic Education. All are welcome to inquire, visit and apply for enrollment at St. John Notre Dame School.

Principal and pastor in front of church

We chose St. John Notre Dame because we wanted the beliefs and values that we have at home to be reinforced at school along with stellar academics and a community of parents that are invested in their children's education.

the Chavez family

Why Join the Irish Family?

St. John Notre Dame is Folsom’s only Catholic school. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1962, we are blessed with a heritage rich in tradition. We offer our students the opportunity to grow in the knowledge and practice of the Roman Catholic faith through liturgy, catechism, retreat experiences, and Christian service. St. John Notre Dame continues the mission of the Sisters by “teaching the children what they need to know for life.” We invite you to come visit and learn more about what it means to be a member of the Irish family. 

Saint Julie Billiart, pray for us!

For background on who we are, be sure to read about us.

We look forward to meeting you!

The best way to evaluate a school is to come see it for yourself. During the tour, you will learn about  St. John Notre Dame’s commitment to being an authentic Catholic school community, intent on living for mission and academically excellent. You will visit the classrooms, observe instruction and learn about a typical day.

To schedule a personalized tour please email Mrs. Deirdre Peterson, Director of Admissions: or call the school office: 916-985-4129.

Admissions Team

Deirdre Peterson

Deirdre Peterson

Titles: Vice Principal, Director of Admissions, Director of Student Life
Bridget Quiroz

Bridget Quiroz

Titles: Secretary, Registrar


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