PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, October 19, 2014

Notre Dame School Celebrates 40 Years with Open House!

Community & Alumni Invited to Join in Open House Festivities on November 2nd

Named in honor of the seven nuns – all members of the Order of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur – who first established Dolores School at the corner of Anacapa and Figueroa Streets, back in 1906, Notre Dame School is celebrating an important historical milestone. During the school’s 108 year history, this landmark has gone through many transitions, while always remaining a fully accredited Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. When Dolores School and Our Lady of Guadalupe School merged in 1974, the choice of a name for this new educational institution became clear. With a tip of the hat to the original Sisters, Notre Dame School was born. To celebrate this 40th year milestone at the venerable downtown campus, the community is invited to attend a free Open House on November 2nd, see sidebar for the day’s schedule. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, close to museums, theaters, and many cultural landmarks, this beautiful campus recently underwent $1,000,000 in capital improvements.

WHO: Notre Dame School
WHAT: Open House Celebration for the Community
WHEN: Sunday, November 2nd, 9:30am – 12:30pm
WHERE: 33 East Micheltorena, Santa Barbara
WHY: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Notre Dame School

The celebration will feature campus tours, as well as food and entertainment and will be free and open to the public. Members of the media and the community are invited to attend. For more information
about Notre Dame School Santa Barbara please call 805-965-1033 or visit

Please contact Joni Kelly, Communications Representative, at or 805-886-1869 to arrange interviews with Sister Judy Flahavan, Principal of Notre Dame School Santa Barbara, or to request high-resolution images.

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