The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for girls and 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

Diversity Commitment

“It is time to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” - Maya Angelou

Our Commitment to Diversity

As one of the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur learning community, we at the Academy of Notre Dame honor the gift of diversity. We recognize and celebrate all aspects of our dynamic community. As part of our commitment to preparing young women “with hearts as big as the world” for global citizenship, we educate for both scholastic achievement and social consciousness. We dedicate ourselves to sustaining a community that is transparent, socially just and richly diverse and inclusive. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion serves as both a resource and system of support for students, faculty, staff and administration.

“Little children, let us love not in word
or speech but in truth and action.”
- 1 John 3:18, NRSV

The Student Experience Team at Notre Dame 

The Student Experience Team is led by the Director of Student Experience and focuses on connections and relationships with the goal for every student to have an adult on campus who knows her well and who can offer support and guidance as she grows and develops at Notre Dame. The Team creates opportunities for students to try out new clubs, hear from experts, participate in community service projects, and develop their spiritual being. 

Mr. Troy Sams, Director of Student Experience

Mrs. Nora Moffat, Director of The Center for Global Leadership

Ms. Julia Tully, Director of Campus Ministry

Mrs. Tina Williams, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Notre Dame’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides mission-rooted support to our community so that all students are seen, heard, and valued.

Through a variety of programs and initiatives, the office facilitates antiracism as a practice and mindset on campus and “beyond the gates.” We will continue our work of connection and belonging with faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, the office provides opportunities for Notre Dame alumnae to gather and contribute to our work. We cultivate an environment that fosters leadership and collaboration alongside social engagement and service. 

During the 2022-2023 academic year, we will concentrate on Hallmark Six, “We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve.” to guide our programming. 

Dr. Laura Hotchkiss, Head of School, brings a commitment to this work in sharing the following:

“I am very excited to be a part of a community that so clearly acts with kindness and care. I will continue to move us forward in our work to create a community of belonging through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

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Mrs. Tina Williams                              
Director of DEI

SCHout Diversity Conference

Saturday, January 28
Register here!


Prior Celebrations During the 2021-2022 School Year:

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Women's History Month at ND
"Providing Healing, Promoting Hope"
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