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

NDP Students
At Notre Dame Prep, four members of the Class of 2022 received 2021 National Merit Scholarship Recognition as Commended Scholars!
“We’ve been kind of bootstrapping this program for a number of years,” said Neil Hrdlick, NDP’s computer science instructor and general technology champion. “We’ve been turning up the energy every year, and we’re getting the groundswell.”
The FBI Baltimore Field Office recognized Notre Dame Preparatory School seventh- and eighth- graders with the National FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) Award on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Academy of the Holy Angels

“The best version of the world starts with the best version of me,” psychologist Dr. Linda Terry told the Academy of the Holy Angels on Awareness Day, an annual observance at AHA. Her keynote speech, “Me vs. My Anxiety,” was a highlight of this year’s exploration of multi-dimensional wellness.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is affecting citizens in many nations, including two AHA students who recognize that peace cannot wait. Nicole Yakubov and Alexis Mysliwiec, founders of AHA’s Slavic-Baltic Cultural Society, stepped up during International Week, leading the school community in moving...
Stress can pull the joy out life, so students from the Academy of the Holy Angels developed a Self-Care Fair. Held on the morning of February 16, this student-led event included multiple positive strategies for coping with stress.

Notre Dame of Maryland

NDMU Students
As part of MAP (SSND Mission Awareness Process) Notre Dame of Maryland University students, Allison, Johnitta, Bria, along with Sister Linda Stilling, traveled to Connecticut for a week of Service Learning at the Caroline House!
Sister Arlene Flaherty speaking at NDMU
As part of the celebration, Sister Arlene Flaherty, OP, our director of the Justice and Peace Department spoke about cultivating fields of compassion and making peace in the 21st century
Sister Linda Stilling

Two Notre Dame of Maryland University students, Helen Contreras and Judith Oyedele, and myself flew to Florida for an “alternative” spring break experience. We were not going for the ‘partying’ beach scene at spring break (although we got to the...