Faculty Retreat

All Faculty, staff and administrators come together as a family to pray together in a retreat setting. These twice yearly retreats are organized by the Campus Ministry Team to enliven the spiritual life of those who educate and mentor students. Faculty retreats feature guest speakers, community service, self-reflection and activities that help build family. The theme of each retreat stems from the Mission Theme of the year.

Freshmen Friendship Retreat

Led by senior members of the Christian Leadership Class, this is a fun-filled day that gives students the opportunity to self-reflect, form new friendships, set goals for the upcoming year, and pray with fellow students. Transitioning from junior high school into high school can be an overwhelming process. This retreat gives freshmen the space and time to nurture their heart as well as their minds.

There are a total of six retreat days. The retreat takes place during the regular course of the school day. Attendees are determined alphabetically by last name. Buses depart the ND campus at 7:45 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. This retreat is an expectation of all Freshmen students, so teachers understand students will miss class for this day. Students do not need to bring anything with them, as all food and supplies will be provided. If a student has a special dietary need, please inform the CM Office. Students may wear appropriate free dress.

The Freshmen Retreat dates are determined alphabetically by last names.  Permission slips and informational letters will be distributed to students in their Religious Studies classes during December. 

  • January 30 & 31, 2017
  • February 1, 2 & 3, 2017

Venue: Holy Spirit Retreat Center; 4316 Lanai Road; Encino, CA

Departure: 7:45 a.m. from ND campus in bus

Return: 3:00 p.m. to ND campus in bus

Cost: None

Dress: Free dress, in accordance with the guidelines outline in the School Handbook

*All food and supplies are provided. If there is a dietary restriction, please contact CM Office.

Sophomore Respect and Responsibility Retreat (Holy Cross Center)

This single-sex retreat is specifically tailored for sophomores and enables students to evaluate an array of moral decisions relevant to being a teenager while connecting to the responsibility of living a Christian lifestyle. Boys and girls are separated so that they may have a safe place in which to reflect upon issues that are specific to their adolescent experience. Parents are invited and encouraged to discuss this retreat with their child(ren).

There are a total of seven retreat days. The retreat takes place during the regular course of the school day. Attendees are determined alphabetically by last name. Buses depart ND campus at 7:45 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. This retreat is an expectation of all sophomore students, so teachers understand students will miss class for this day. Students do not need to bring anything with them, as all food and supplies will be provided. If a student has a special dietary need, please inform the CM Office. Students may wear appropriate free dress.

Venue: Holy Spirit Retreat Center; 4316 Lanai Road; Encino, CA
 
Departure: 7:45 a.m. from ND campus in bus
 
Return: 3:00 p.m. to ND campus in bus
 
Cost: None
 
Dress: Free dress, in accordance with the guidelines outline in the School Handbook
 
*All food and supplies are provided.  If there is a dietary restriction, please contact CM Office.

Dates: Each student’s retreat date is pre-determined, alphabetically by last name.

  • Girls' Retreat: September 13, 14 & 15, 2016
  • Boys' Retreat: September 27, 28 & 29, 2016

Junior Retreat - L.A. Immersion Experience

The Notre Dame Immersion Program is the spiritual encounter offered to juniors; it is a three-day retreat experience that revolves around Christian service. There will be six Junior Immersions this school year and next Summer that are available to members of the Junior Class (Class of 2017):


Fall Immersion Experience

Wednesday, October 5 through Friday, October 7

Juniors (Class of 2018)

 

Pre-Thanksgiving Immersion Experience

Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11

Juniors (Class of 2018)

 

Winter Immersion Experience

Wednesday, February 22 through Friday, February 24

Juniors (Class of 2018)

 

Easter Immersion Experience

Wednesday, April 19 through Friday, April 21

Juniors (Class of 2018)

 

Summer Immersion Experience I

Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, June 23

Seniors (Class of 2018)


Summer Immersion Experience II

Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21

Seniors (Class of 2018)

 

Students live in community on the Notre Dame campus, share in prayer and fellowship, and engage in person-to-person service with diverse members of the larger community who are in need. The cost of this voluntary retreat is $190 for the 2016-17 school year. For more information, contact Mr. Terry McGaha, Director of Mission Outreach at mcgaha@ndhs.org.

Download the Junior/Senior Christian Service Immersion Handbook

 




 

 

Kairos Retreats

Kairos is a four-day, three-night spiritual encounter for senior students that enables them to grow closer to themselves, others and God. All retreats are held at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre.

Registration for retreats for the Class of 2017 will begin after Easter Break. Juniors and their parents are encouraged to look at their calendars and review the dates that work best for your family. AP students and multi-sport athletes are encouraged to go during the summer months. The cost of retreat is included in tuition fees. All retreats occur from Tuesday-Friday.

Retreat dates are scheduled as follows:

  • September 6-9, 2016
  • November 1-4, 2016
  • January 10-13, 2017
  • March 21-24, 2017

For questions, please contact Joanna Cecilio at cecilio@ndhs.org or (818) 933-3663.