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

Head of School Search

At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Dr. Judith Dwyer will conclude her tenure as the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur's Head of School. During her time at the Academy, Dr. Dwyer has exemplified the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur by emphasizing the importance of local and global service and leadership. Her legacy and innovation will continue to inspire the young women of Notre Dame for generations to come. 

Thank you to our Head of School Search Committee and to everyone who shared feedback throughout the process of selecting our next Head of School. We look forward to welcoming Laura M. Hotchkiss, Ed.D., to campus in July 2021! Read more about Dr. Hotchkiss and the announcement from Search Committee and Board Chair Anne Vazquez '99 below.

Communications to the Notre Dame Community

Notre Dame Announces Next Head of School Laura M. Hotchkiss, Ed.D.

Click here to read the full announcement from Board Chair Anne Vazquez '99 and a letter from Dr. Hotchkiss. 

Head of School 
Search Committee
Sister Helen Bellew
Trustee Emerita, SNDdeN
Kara Brown '08
Lynn Bruder '80
Mark Casale
Sally Gallagher
Agnes Gayhardt '83
Vice Chair
Board of Trustees
Carol Livingood '89
Judi Taylor
Governance Committee
Anne Vazquez '99
Board of Trustees