About Us

We are teachers, administrators and counselors; we are librarians, lawyers and accountants. We are nurses, facilitators and therapists; we are ministers, volunteers and women of prayer. Regardless of where we come from or how we serve, we are all proud members of the Atlantic-Midwest Province.

Our Mission is to proclaim the good news as School Sisters of Notre Dame, directing our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. As He was sent to show the Father’s love to the world, we are sent to make Christ visible by our very being, by sharing our love, faith, and hope.

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    Our Jubilarians

    Join us in celebrating our Jubilarian Sisters by sharing a story about a Jubilarian who has touched your life, or making a gift in their honor.

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    SSND History

    The congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame traces its beginnings to Bavaria (Germany) where, in 1833, Caroline Gerhardinger and two other young women began living a common religious life. Caroline, taking the religious name of Mary Theresa of Jesus, grounded the community in poverty and dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Our Sisters

SSND Sisters and Principal, Sr. Irene Pryle SSND and 8th Grade Teacher, Sr. Joan Pikiell SSND.
At the Catholic School Week Mass at Our Lady of Hope/St Luke on January 31 there was a special vow renewal ceremony after the homily with SSND Sisters Mary Beth Buettner, Kathleen Jager, Irene Pryle (Principal of the school) and Joan Pikiell, who teaches 8th grade.
Congratulations to Sister Mary Ann Urch on a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Ministry in Catholic Education and Liturgy from Saint Joseph Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.