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

Co-Sponsored Ministries


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

Enjoy this focus piece on WBALTV on the upcoming 150th Anniversary of Notre Dame Prep, as well as coverage by the Baltimore Sun!
Earlier this month, marine biology students from NDP headed to Key Largo to five days of scientific study and aquatic exploration. During the trip, the students studied seagrass beds, mangroves, and coral reefs to take water-quality samples and research the area’s biodiversity.
Notre Dame Preparatory School’s beloved Class of Pink and Orange—the Class of 2023—graduated on Wednesday, May 24. 

Academy of the Holy Angels

The Academy of the Holy Angels just welcomed several new faculty and staff members. Please enjoy reading more about these dedicated professionals.
In just five days at the Academy of the Holy Angels, an enthusiastic group of Summer Experience participants learned to use binary code to decipher messages, explore color theory, write their own myths, and more!
Group of Sisters standing with hands outstretched blessing Sister Henrice on 100th Birthday
Sister Carole Tabano, with the help of many others, celebrated the 100th birthday of Sister Henrice Eckert, who was born on June 23, 1923, and has been a School Sister of Notre Dame for nearly 80 years!

Notre Dame of Maryland

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...
“Life on Hold,” an exhibition featuring the artwork of women incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, will be on display at Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Gormley Gallery through March 3.
Two years ago the faculty at NDMU created a Faculty Anti-Racism Committee (ARC). One of its first accomplishments was the development of, and consensus building around an anti-racism statement. At the same time, working in subcommittees, members of the ARC studied and made recommendations in the...

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.