Notre Dame Preparatory is a private Catholic high school in Pontiac, Michigan in the United States. Founded by Marist Fathers and Brothers in 1994. It is a coed, college-preparatory school which puts emphasis on faith-based character education and leadership development.
"To educate students within a highly identified Catholic and Marist-influenced, college preparatory high school environment; so as to become well-formed Christian people and upright citizens who actively contribute service to the community as academic scholars thinking and acting in tandem, according to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ."
Yearly during the week of St. Patrick's Day, students and staff celebrate "Irish Week," a week of fun and competition between the classes. This is the highlight of many of the students' school year and serves its purpose to increase school spirit and break up the scholastic aspect of the second semester. The tradition originated at Notre Dame Harper Woods in the early 1980s. The original Irish Week trophy from Harper Woods Notre Dame was given to Notre Dame Prep after Harper Woods had to shut down in 2005 due to financial reasons. The senior class often wins due to superior athletic ability, since games make up most of the points for the week.