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


Why Notre Dame?

At Notre Dame, every student is empowered to pursue her passion, find her voice, and discover her limitless potential. Whether beginning their ND journey in grade 6, grade 10, or in between, students find their friends (their sisters!) for life at Notre Dame as they thrive in a rich academic environment where outstanding arts, athletic, leadership, and service opportunities abound, preparing them to succeed and to lead in college and in life.

Why All-Girls?

The research is clear and compelling -- an all girls’ learning environment offers proven advantages that prepare students for success in college and beyond. When compared to their female peers at co-educational schools, girls’ school graduates:

  • Have stronger academic skills
  • Are more academically engaged
  • Demonstrate higher self-confidence in science
  • Express stronger community involvement
  • Display higher levels of cultural competency
  • Exhibit increased political engagement

“One of the best things Notre Dame provided for me was the knowledge that we could do anything – since we were all girls, the girls were the elected leaders, athletes, scholars.” 

Nina Fite ’75, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Angola

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Walk-in WednesdaysDiscover the sisterhood at the Academy of Notre Dame by joining us for our walk-in tours the first Wednesday of every month. Tours will begin at 9 am on March 1 and May 3 at 9 am. 

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Vibrant Visual & Performing Arts

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