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

2023 NDP Gym Meet
NDP Students competed in the decades long tradition of Gym Meet over the weekend of March 3-4.  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors marched, sang, danced, and aerobicized their way through two nights of competition and performance for parents and loved ones.
With Women’s History Month underway, the Catholic Review has done a series of articles on women change-makers, including NDP alumna Annette Walter ’95.
NDP Sustainable Fashion

Lights! Camera! Sustainable Fashion!

CW Project Greenway and Middle Made give Notre Dame Prep Upper and Middle Level students the opportunity to explore haute couture in a creative, artistic and environmentally friendly way. Students create fashion designs out of recycled material...

Academy of the Holy Angels

Academy of Holy Angels
It's empowering to have a seat at the table, especially when you're among the distinguished guests at the 67th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. AHA's student representatives were guests of Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, SSND, director of the SSND UN-NGO Office.
Enduring memories are the mark of each thought-provoking Mission Awareness Process trip. Just ask the travelers from the Academy of the Holy Angels, who recently spent a week at the Arizona-Mexico border. Angels visited both sides of the international border on their quest to learn more about the...
Game, set, and match: Erin Ha. This Tenafly teen just signed her letter of intent to play tennis for the Yale Bulldogs. Her February 17 signing ceremony was held at the Academy of the Holy Angels, where Ha is midway through her senior year. Those in attendance included teammates, classmates, and Ha...

Notre Dame of Maryland

“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...
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.