Welcome to Notre Dame Academy. More than 200 years ago, Saint Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to educate girls and make known God’s goodness among the poorest and most abandoned people. She believed that if she could uplift girls, they in turn would uplift the world.
This is still our model today – still our mission – to educate and empower the next generation of women leaders to advance social justice and be a force for good. We focus on developing girls’ extraordinary potential, educating their hearts, minds and souls, so they have the confidence, wisdom and will to lead throughout their lives.
Every aspect of teaching and learning here is tailored to girls – every class, every program, every club, every team – emboldening girls to take the lead in the classroom, in the lab, on stage, on the field and in their communities. Our students develop the courage and skills to exercise the power of their voice, to take risks, think critically and engage collaboratively. They understand that the world is inextricably linked and that we have a shared responsibility to serve and shape society.
Notre Dame is not simply a school you attend. Our girls are part of a sisterhood of pioneering women who embrace education, service and faith to create meaningful change. We’ve prepared young women to do just this for centuries. We will help you take your place in the next generation of women leaders.
Annemarie Lynch Kenneally '80 P'13 '15, President