Institute of Notre Dame

The Institute of Notre Dame was a Catholic college preparatory high school for girls in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The school was the first girls' school founded in North America by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1847. It was one of the few places in North America where the congregation's Foundress, Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, lived. It also long served as a motherhouse for Sisters entering SSND formation. The school closed as of June 30th, 2020.

A service day at IND

IND Remains Cornerstone of the Community

Forty years after most schools have left Baltimore for the suburbs, the Institute of Notre Dame (IND) remains where Blessed Mother Theresa Gerhardinger, the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s foundress, established it more than 167 years ago: in East Baltimore, two blocks from the world-renowned John

STEM Programs Soar at IND

Who says girls don’t like STEM, shorthand for science, technology, engineering and math? Can’t prove it at the Institute of Notre Dame, where one‐third of students are enrolled in either biomedical sciences or engineering programs.