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

Academics at Notre Dame

Since its establishment in 1856, our world has changed dramatically but our commitment to teaching young women "what they need to know for life" has remained the same. Because of this, Notre Dame acts as a leader in innovation and college-readiness by preparing students for the real world through teaching relevant topics like STEM and global competency while promoting ideals such as respect for self and others, eager curiosity and independence.

With a curriculum that emphasizes depth as well as breadth, a world of possibilities opens up for our students. At Notre Dame, they explore new cultures and languages, investigate the sciences, delve into history, express their creativity through fine and performing arts, code, and invent; all while deepening their understanding of the Catholic Church's faith tradition 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


Middle School (Grades 6-8)
A Time for Growth and Discovery
Middle School Points of Pride:
Honor Code
Student Counseling Curriculum
6th Grade Survey of World Languages
STEM, Arts, & Global Scholar Programs 


Upper School (Grades 9-12)
Preparing Leaders in a Global Society
Upper School Points of Pride:
Arts Program
Center for Global Leadership
Campus Ministry & Student Government

Computer Programming & Coding