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

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. 
Artwork by Notre Dame Preparatory School senior Katie McKinney has been selected for the eighth annual National Art Honor Society/National Junior Art Honor Society (NAHS/NJAHS) Juried Exhibition! Of the the 127 artists highlighted, only five students hail from Maryland.

Academy of the Holy Angels

This year's Angels in the Arts celebration included scholarship presentations to graduating seniors AND the first induction for AHA's new chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Academic Dean Carmen Quiñones, Performing Arts Director Dan Mahoney, and Theater Director Katie Collins...
Angelic Evening turned 25 this year, and the Holy Angels community celebrated with touches of silver decorations and gift bags. The Academy hosts this spectacular signature celebration each spring, demonstrating appreciation for AHA’s steadfast supporters while showing everyone a wonderful evening...
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.

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.

Institute of Notre Dame Alumnae News

I attended the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Maryland when Sister Hildie Sutherland was still living there. Every morning she would be out front or in the store welcoming girls with a friendly smile and a “How you doin’ hon?”
It is not to the Fire Department nor to the Rescue Squad that people turn to when calamity strikes at IND. Whether it is a mop or a shovel, or the elevator key that is needed, students and teachers alike go to Sister M. Notburga.
"I am forever grateful for my IND education." - Ellen Norton Cullen