The Island Advantage | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

The Island Advantage

At SJND, we are proud of our Alameda heritage. Known as “The Island City”, Alameda is an island made up of tree-lined, family-oriented neighborhoods set in the beautiful San Francisco Bay. For 136 years, Alameda has been home to SJND, allowing students a safe, community-focused learning environment, supported by a family of Pilots rooted in faith and tradition. With close proximity to beaches and distinctive geographic attributes, SJND is proud to offer unique programs specific to our island community.

Bay Area Marine Ecology Course

SJND is excited to announce the Island Advantage in the SJND classroom with our new and revised STEM department class: Marine Biology is now Bay Area Marine Ecology.  Students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the marine treasures of our beautiful shores. Come and experience the teaching wisdom of the Island!  

Oakland Strokes Expanded Partnership

SJND will launch an expanded partnership with Oakland Strokes Rowing Club in 2018, giving new Pilots the opportunity to experience rowing in our own backyard.

Since the early 2000s, SJND has partnered with Oakland Strokes to field men's and women’s crew teams, which row out of the Strokes facility in the Oakland/Alameda estuary. Oakland Strokes is a community-focused, nonprofit organization which rows competitively, having won 18 National Championships and countless Southwest Regional Championships.