A Letter from Our President
Welcome to Notre Dame Academy!
NDA is a vibrant learning community where young women come together with committed educational mentors to develop their faith, character, and scholarship. We are an academic community where dialogue, research, and experience are at the heart of the learning process. We are also a faith community where the pursuit of truth and the development of a strong ethical foundation are encouraged.
Saint Julie Billiart, the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, encouraged the first sisters to "Train up strong women" and we continue to take these words to heart today. The Notre Dame Academy graduate is prepared to pursue her education at the university level and has been formed in gospel imperatives which influence her faith and community involvement.
Our teachers and staff are not only academic professionals but role models and mentors as well. They are life long learners and active members of their communities. They are side by side with our students in the libraries and laboratories, the soup kitchens and women's shelters.
I am proud to be an alumna of this great school where, since 1853, young women have been encouraged to reach their potential, expand their minds and hearts, ask questions, and analyze their lived reality. To my sister alumnae, know that this is your home and you are always welcome here. To our students and parents, we are grateful for your presence and encourage your active participation. To our future NDA families and community members, welcome to our website and a taste of the NDA experience.
Sister Barbara A. Barry, SNDdeN '69