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

Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D., headmistress of Notre Dame Preparatory School, announced on February 2 that 15 NDP students have earned regional recognition for this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, some taking home multiple honors. All told, NDP students earned a total of 23 awards...
Seventeen leaders from seven sponsored ministries and province departments gathered virtually from all parts of the Atlantic-Midwest Province for the New Employee Orientation (NEO), offered on Tuesday morning, November 9th and Wednesday afternoon, November 10th.
Notre Dame Preparatory School officially dedicated and blessed the Batza & Simon Academic Services and Enrichment Center at NDP on June 8. Headmistress Sister Patricia McCarron and several students were on hand to thank the families that made this space possible.

Academy of the Holy Angels

Three outstanding vocalists from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been named to the 2023 Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series. AHA’s nominees are Caroline Ko of Hoboken, Victoria Velasco of Woodcliff Lake, and Isabella Wisniewski of Paramus.
The Holy Angels community observed the 189th anniversary of the establishment of the School Sisters of Notre Dame on Foundation Day (Monday, October 24, 2022). Angels in Grades 6-12, faculty, staff, and several School Sisters attended the morning prayer service that honored the Academy’s...
On October 11, multiple students from the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey, attended the United Nations' Tenth Annual International Day of the Girl. This call for girls’ rights attracts participants from far and wide, including Holy Angels, which has been dedicated to the...

Notre Dame of Maryland

Notre Dame of Maryland University will establish a $1.5 million endowed chair position to advance groundbreaking research and scholarship in biology, as well as elevate NDMU as a leader in STEM and health sciences in Baltimore and beyond.
Sister Therese Marie Dougherty and Evelyn Spratt, Director of the Morrissy Honors Program at Notre Dame of Maryland University, led two Morrissy Honors students on an SSND Heritage tour May 23-30. Following in the footsteps of Blessed Theresa and Mother Caroline, the participants read relevant...
We are each on our own spiritual journey, but we have a shared spirit that goes beyond our faith. At an Associate gathering this year, Baltimore Associate Carla Hobson shared the following reflection.