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

On Tuesday, October 24, students, faculty, and staff came together for a special Foundation Day liturgy marking the 190th anniversary of the founding the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND). This celebration was especially meaningful, as it was held during NDP’s 150th Anniversary year. 
NDP Celebrates 150 Years of Educating Women to Transform the World with a Weekend’s Worth of Activities!
Enjoy this focus piece on WBALTV on the upcoming 150th Anniversary of Notre Dame Prep, as well as coverage by the Baltimore Sun!

Academy of the Holy Angels

Keep up with news from Notre Dame Prep! This week news on Operation Smile, Angels showing excellence in sports and and Jacqueline Garcia bringing water wells to women in Burkina Faso.
For the first time, students from AHA Middle School received the Academy’s Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award alongside students from AHA Upper School. Students who receive this award continue the abiding kindness for which S. Catherine Green, SSND, was known.
Jodee Blanco, bullying survivor and author of The New York Times best-seller “Please Stop Laughing at Me,” brought her message of hope and forgiveness to the Academy of the Holy Angels on October 31. Her powerful, heartfelt seminar, “It’s NOT Just Joking Around,” focused on bullying survival and...

Notre Dame of Maryland

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.
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.

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.