The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college prepatory school for young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956
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About Notre Dame

Since 1856, the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur has educated, empowered, and inspired young women for a lifetime of compassionate leadership and service to others.

The Academy is rooted in the faith tradition of the Catholic Church; the charism of Saint Julie Billiart, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame; and the legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame, who live and serve others on five continents.

Notre Dame recognizes the unique potential of each student, teaching them, in the words of Saint Julie, "what they need to know for life." 

The Academy offers girls in grades 6 through 12 a challenging academic curriculum within a rich spiritual community in order to:

  • inspire them to live the prophetic nature of the gospel, with a passion for justice and love for the poor,
  • enable them to develop the skills and desire necessary for lifelong learning, and
  • empower them to be honorable, compassionate leaders.

Notre Dame graduates are well-prepared to take their place as confident leaders in a global society. Through their lives and actions, our students and graduates celebrate the goodness of God.


The Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community Hallmarks describe the essential characteristics, values, and activities of a Notre Dame learning community.

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From 1856 until today, Notre Dame students and alumnae share a legacy of cherished traditions that unite and enrich our community.


Honor Code

The Honor Code fosters the development of each community member's personal integrity, character and respect for self, others and school policies. 

Student Reading from the Bible in Chapel