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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With a curriculum that emphasizes depth as well as breadth, a world of possibilities opens up for our students as they explore new cultures and languages; investigate the sciences; delve into history; express their creativity through art, music, and dance; create, code, and invent, and deepen their understanding of the faith tradition of the Catholic Church and how it applies to their lives.

"At Notre Dame, the learning environment empowers you to follow your dreams. Confidence is instilled in you.
Your voice is heard and it matters.” Julie Swiniuch ‘10

Notre Dame's upper school curriculum offers a rigorous course of study that exceeds the maximum requirements for most colleges and includes:

  • 20 Advanced Placement and 22 Honors courses.
  • Electives in Independent Research in STEM and Social Studies for students who wish to participate in long-term, scientific research.
  • Scholar Programs, with an intentional focus STEM, global engagement, and the arts, to provide students with the opportunity to deepen their academic experience through a curated, four-year program of study.
  • International learning opportunities through the Academy’s Center for Global Leadership which connects Notre Dame students as global citizens to an international learning community of sister schools around the world. Notre Dame currently has partnerships with seven schools on three continents that include China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Peru, Argentina, and Canada for student collaborations, educational and cultural exchanges.