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

Center for Global Leadership

The Center for Global Leadership provides students with authentic learning experiences that educate, empower, and inspire them to develop cultural curiosity and humility, creativity and compassion in order to inform their leadership and service experiences in both the local and global communities.
-CGL Mission Statement
Video by Grace Rivers '20

Inspiring Compassionate, Global Leaders

Notre Dame’s Center for Global Leadership realizes the Academy’s Strategic Vision 2015-2020 goal to educate, empower, and inspire women to be compassionate leaders in a global society. The Center is inspired by the legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who live and serve on five continents.

Mrs. Nora Moffat is Director for the Center for Global Leadership. The Center is more than just an opportunity to offer student travel and exchanges. Over the past six years, we have been creating local and global partnerships that bring students and teachers together to develop leadership skills, global competencies, and new perspectives.

Programmatic Offerings

  • Global Citizen Scholar Program - provides accepted ninth and tenth-grade students with an intentional academic and extracurricular path that focuses on global themes and issues through coursework, cross-cultural experiences, community-engagement, and participation in globally focused domestic programs. Students who complete the program will receive designation as a Global Citizen Scholar on their official transcript.
  • Our Partnerships with Sister Schools around the world are the foundation for our Global Classrooms model of international student collaborations, travel exchanges, pen pal communication, and shared teaching and learning opportunities. Notre Dame current has partnerships with seven schools in Argentina, Canada, China, England, Japan, Peru, Singapore and Taiwan. 

  • Curriculum enhancement based on The Asia Society's global competence framework that will deepen intercultural knowledge and understanding across all departments, increase experiential learning opportunities at Notre Dame and abroad, and expand course offerings and extracurricular options to include more global topics and perspectives.

  • Increased opportunities for students to participate in diverse and authentic student conferences both locally and internationally.
  • Speaker Series and Panel Discussions that provide the school community access to speakers who offer expert opinions and information relevant to global issues.