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

Upper School Academics

Since Notre Dame’s founding in 1856, the world has changed dramatically, but our commitment to teaching young women “what they need to know for life” remains unchanged.

Today’s Notre Dame graduates are strong, confident women who have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities and who are prepared to take their place as leaders in a global society.

Notre Dame students problem solve and think creatively, articulately express their opinions, and strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and as student leaders. With a 9:1 student to teacher ratio and a faculty that is passionate about their subject areas, Notre Dame celebrates the unique gifts of each student and inspires them to reach their full potential.

While challenging course offerings, including 20 AP classes, independent STEM research programs, and honors classes, mark the Academy’s academic rigor, Notre Dame is a caring, spiritual community, guided by the faith tradition of the Catholic Church, the international service of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and our Honor Code.

Upper School Points of Pride:

  • Honor Code
  • Center for Global Leadership
  • MacBook Air laptop provided for all upper school students
  • Online School for Girls
  • Computer Programming and Coding
  • College Counseling
  • Kairos Retreat
  • Archdiocesan Scholars Program
  • Counseling Curriculum
  • Campus Ministry and Student Government
  • Theater, Dance, Chorus, and Instrumental Ensemble
  • Arts and Athletics
  • Arts Scholar Program
  • Global Citizen Scholar Program
  • STEM Scholar of Excellence Program
High School Students Talking in the Hallway

Upper School Administration

Head of SchoolDr. Judith A. Dwyer
Director of Upper School: Mrs. Kim Burke
Director of College Counseling: Mrs. Lauryn Roth