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 the 27 Notre Dame Preparatory School students who attended the 2024 Model UN Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania, earlier this month, the world just got a little smaller and their global perspectives much bigger - By Cami Colarossi, NDP Communications Director
NDP Ukeladies
Stella Maris Sisters recently enjoyed a fun holiday performance and reunion with the Notre Dame Prep Ukeladies. Read more!
Notre Dame Preparatory hosted a breakfast to bring together its scholarship recipients and the donors who are supporting them. Sister Patty thanked the donors and the students for their living of the values and mission of Notre Dame Preparatory School.

Academy of the Holy Angels

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.
Annika Castillo, an aspiring medical doctor from Cresskill, New, Jersey, made a significant choice during her first year at the Academy of the Holy Angels: She joined the Operation Smile club.
Human trafficking survivor Theresa Flores shared her chilling story at the Academy of the Holy Angels Upper School on February 7. Her program included important  details about how traffickers find victims and how students can protect themselves, recognize signs of trafficking, and take action to...

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.

Institute of Notre Dame Alumnae News

Sister Hildie’s life and IND are forever intertwined. For over 60 years, Sister was the heart of IND. Hildie’s deep sense of service led her and Hildie’s Helpers, the IND student outreach program, to provide food and clothing to those in need.
Hilda Marie Sutherland arrived at the Institute of Notre Dame (IND) at the age of 17, after discerning a call to religious life with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Over the next six decades, the school would be her home and her place of work.
I loved my years at the Institute of Notre Dame in the 1960s. The sisters were smart, sophisticated and quick to figure out what was going on in the classroom and beyond.