Why should I choose a smaller school like QND?
QND students receive personal attention with accountability for interacting with teachers, staff, and other students. Our students must perform and engage in the learning process in a proactive way providing good preparation for the real world. QND is also a community where everyone has genuine concern and watches out for one another.
Can a student receive college credit for classes taken at QND?
Yes, QND students are offered 36 hours of college credit through dual enrollment with John Wood Community College and Quincy University. Professors from QU come to QND campus to teach. The Class of 2016 has 96% enrolled in a college program and were offered over $5.3 million in academic, athletic and performing arts scholarships.
Is financial aid available for students?
Yes, the Financial Assistance Program at QND includes direct grants and scholarships. The QND Foundation manages more than 100 scholarships providing over $180,000 in tuition assistance. To ensure impartiality and sensitivity to privacy, FACTS is used to compile applications and to recommend amounts to be awarded ($1,800 – $500 each child) based on demonstrated need. The deadline is March for the following school year.
How many students attend QND? What is the average class size?
There are 438 students at QND with 223 girls and 215 boys. The average class size at QND is 22 with a student to teacher ratio of 20:1.
Do you have to be Catholic to attend QND?
No, in fact, 14% of our student body is not Catholic. All students, however, are required to take a religion course and complete ten hours of Christian community service each year.
What is the dress code at QND?
Neatness, cleanliness and modesty are most important. All students must wear collared shirts, blouses or sweaters with a collared shirt underneath. Pants should be of a dress material (no jeans). Shorts are not permissible. Detailed information on the dress code is available in the Student Handbook.
What are the school day hours?
The school day starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends 2:18 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The school day ends at 1:48 p.m. on Wednesday. Band is offered as an early bird class beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Is there bus service available to QND students?
Yes, the Quincy Public School District does provide bus service for QND students. The student must live a minimum of 1 ½ miles away from QND to qualify for bus transportation. Forms for school bus service are available at time of registration to complete.
What activities are available at QND?
QND offers many extracurricular activities including student clubs, organizations, performing arts and sports.
Art Club, Band (concert, jazz, marching, pep), Broadcaster (school newspaper), Catholic Athletes for Christ, Catholic Heart Workcamp, Chorus (Madrigal’s, Men’s Glee, Women’s Glee), Drama Club, English Club, German Club, Environmental Concerns Club, Hands and Feet of Christ (HAFOC), Key Club, Kindness Club, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Spanish Club, Spring Show, Student Council and Yearbook. Boys’ athletics include: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and wrestling. Girls’ athletics include: basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, pom pon, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.