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


Inspiring Exploration and Discovery

Notre Dame offers a comprehensive STEM curriculum where critical thinking and analytical skills are encouraged by a question-oriented, problem-solving approach. We strongly believe that hands-on experience is central to science education, therefore, the laboratory component is strongly emphasized. Consistent with our school’s broader goals, the science curriculum addresses the role of women in science and the responsibility to utilize scientific knowledge within a moral values framework.

Science Courses Offered:

Biomedical Engineering
Earth Science


Environmental Science
Life/Chemical Foundation
Physical Science
A Focus on Student Research
Our vibrant independent research program encourages students to pursue their passion for science. Independent research participants design and implement a year-long scientific research project under the guidance of a science faculty member. A large number of students participate and excel in regional and statewide science competitions, including the PA Junior Academy of Science, the Delaware County Science Fair and the Delaware Valley Science Fair. 

Science is Not Limited to the Classroom

The beautiful grounds of Notre Dame serve as a laboratory. On any given day, one might observe middle school science students launching rockets, a physics class measuring the strength of their raw egg delivery systems, the environmental science class taking soil samples for analysis, or the biology classes making dichotomous trees to compare local ecosystems.

Science Faculty


Christina DeAngelo, Science

"Dr. Maksymowych inspires me to do what I love and never stop learning. She teaches me to find my passion and live it out daily." - Kelly McGlinn '22