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.

Sponsored High Schools

Co-Sponsored Middle Schools

Co-Sponsored Middle Schools


University of Notre Dame of Maryland

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

“For 150 years, people have been the heart of NDP, which has allowed us to put our students at the center of our world. Our mission is to educate women to help transform the world,” Sister Patricia McCarron. Read about the NDP 150th Anniversary in the Catholic Reporter!
As part of their coverage on Women’s History Month, the current issue of the Catholic Review contains a profile on Sister Sharon Slear, Executive Director of Academics at Notre Dame Pre, and an alumna from the Class of 1961. Sister Sharon is a transformational leader in education, and the article...
On Friday, March 1, the Class of 2030 took part in their first of many spiritual retreats together at Notre Dame Prep. The retreat’s main theme was Discovering Who You Are As a Child of God. 

Academy of the Holy Angels

The Academy of the Holy Angels dedicated Angelic Evening 2024 to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the school's foundresses and sponsors. The SSND established AHA on October 2, 1879, and continue to support the Academy nearly 145 years later. The yearly scholarship/financial aid fundraiser hosted...
Prom is a rite of passage for many high school students, but a super-chic dress may be out of reach for some girls. That’s why Academy of the Holy Angels junior Lily Cossio decided to host a Prom Dress Drive. 
Four Academy of the Holy Angels students seized an incredible opportunity by joining 12,000 international leaders, Sister Joan Connelly and international studies teacher/Model UN Moderator Jennifer Cucchisi, at the 68th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Notre Dame of Maryland

Five NDMU Morrissy Honors Program students traveled down Charles Street to Johns Hopkins to present original research on a variety of topics at the 2024 Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium!
NDMU welcomed honors programs from across the state to campus last Friday as the host site for the 2024 Maryland Collegiate Honors Council (MCHC) conference!
NDMU's MBK Lobby was packed last week for the official rededication of NDMU’s Office of Service & Community Engagement. Now the Sister Sharon Slear Center for Service, Social Justice, and Community Engagement, it honors the decades of her service to Notre Dame, Baltimore, and areas in need...

Institute of Notre Dame Alumnae News

On May 15, 2021, archival documents from the Institute of Notre Dame (IND) arrived safe and sound at their new home at the School Sisters of Notre Dame's North American Archives (NAA) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Even though the Institute of Notre Dame closed its doors on June 30, 2020, residents of the Latrobe homes directly across Aisquith Street received traditional Thanksgiving boxes as gifts from the IND Alumnae Association. On Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Alumnae Reunion Mass, Fr. Tom Malia, from Mercy...
It is with great sadness that we we confirm that this school year will be the last for The Institute of Notre Dame (IND). Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame upon our congregation’s arrival in America, IND will officially close on June 30, 2020.