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

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

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.
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.