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.
On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday February 14, the Sisters at Stella Maris were delighted with a visit from the NDP Middle Level student campus ministers. The students shared Valentine cards with the Sisters made by the Middle Level students as well as a 5-foot long Rosary created by the NDP Kind Club. 

Academy of the Holy Angels

AHA Service Day 23
Service Day (May 3) was packed with opportunities for members of the Academy of the Holy Angels community to work together to improve the environment and assist people in need. Service Day is not just about hard work. Those who lend a hand do it with smiles, camaraderie, and generous hearts.
“All six girls competed against thousands of other DECA students from all 50 states, and nine other countries,” said AHA DECA Adviser Krystal Reilly. “We are so proud of how they all represented Holy Angels and the State of New Jersey.”
AHA Auditorium
The doors to Holy Angels’ completely renovated, state-of-the-art auditorium opened wide on April 19 -- just in time for Grandparents’ Day and the Easter Liturgy. AHA President Melinda Hanlon and Principal Jean Miller beamed with joy as they cut the ribbons at both sets of doors to celebrate the...

Notre Dame of Maryland

Our sponsored ministry Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is taking bold action on sustainability and social justice in becoming a Laudato Si’ University, joining the first cohort of about 100 Catholic colleges and universities around the world.
On May 25, Notre Dame of Maryland University honored Sister Margaret Ellen Mahoney for her golden jubilee of 60 years as an SSND and for 35 years of service to NDMU! Congratulations to the 33 NDMU faculty and staff who celebrated milestone anniversaries.
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.

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.