SSND Founded Schools and Co-Sponsored Ministries

Founded in 1833 with the belief that education of girls is the foundation for a healthy society, the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the Atlantic Midwest Province continues
to sponsor young people's education.

Middle and High Schools

Sponsored Ministries

  • Academy of the Holy Angels
  • Institute of Notre Dame
    • Founded by Blessed Theresa in 1847; was a college preparatory school for young women in Baltimore, MD until 2020
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School

Co-Sponsored Ministries


The SSNDs established College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1895 as the first Catholic college for women in the United States to award the four-year baccalaureate degree. Learn more about Notre Dame of Maryland University's undergraduate and graduate programs for women (and men) in Baltimore, MD at

Notre Dame Preparatory School

On November 11, NDP faculty, staff, students, families, friends, and representatives of the Middle States Association (MSA) on Elementary and Secondary Education Commissions attended NDP’s Sustaining Excellence Colloquium, which represents the mid-point in the school’s seven-year MSA...
Today, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the Foundation Day liturgy at Notre Dame Prep! Marking the 189th anniversary of the founding of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND). Joining us as special guests were sisters from the SSND community including Sister Charmaine Krohe, the...
​Notre Dame Prep is proud to announce that the school is featured as a finalist in THREE categories for the 2022 Baltimore Style Readers’ Choice Awards!​ Vote for them!

Academy of the Holy Angels

Four exceptionally kind students from the Academy of the Holy Angels were recognized at the November 21 Thanksgiving Prayer Service. Camila Reynoso and Trinity Savage of Englewood Cliffs, Taylor Glynn of Hoboken, and Breanna Hetzer of Nutley received the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award for...
Lucia McClure of Wyckoff, Amaris Hiatt of River Vale, and Anna Daniello of Upper Saddle River brought their turkeys to Keith Owens from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
A week prior to the holiday, the Academy of the Holy Angels donated dozens of frozen turkeys to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside. Campus Minister Maryanne Miloscia organized this annual Turkey Drive.
“Pups4Patriots™ is important to me because it focuses on an issue that isn't as addressed or recognized by the general public,” said Angels for Veterans leader Reilly Guy. “It is an organization that finds and trains dogs to become service dogs to aid veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress...

Notre Dame of Maryland

The SSND corporate members support the decision from NDMU to become fully co-educational. By expanding its mission, the University is creating new opportunities to educate women and men together to bring their gifts to a world in need.
Our sponsored ministry Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is taking bold action on sustainability and social justice in becoming a Laudato Si’ University, joining the first cohort of about 100 Catholic colleges and universities around the world.
On May 25, Notre Dame of Maryland University honored Sister Margaret Ellen Mahoney for her golden jubilee of 60 years as an SSND and for 35 years of service to NDMU! Congratulations to the 33 NDMU faculty and staff who celebrated milestone anniversaries.