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

Visual and Performing Arts at Notre Dame

ND Student captured working on an art project.
Members of the Dance Company practice in the Connelly Arts Center.
ND student plays the violin during ensemble practice.

Inspiring Creativity

At Notre Dame, we believe that the Fine and Performing Arts are both a creative and an academic pursuit. By creating, students learn to appreciate the creative process, to solve problems, to respect others’ forms of expression, and to work in groups. The Arts faculty consider the development of imagination, creativity, and aesthetic judgment to be essential complements to the critical thinking skills developed in other disciplines.

Arts Faculty
 
Mrs. Lindsay Miller, Arts Department Chair

Mr. Daniel Grayberg, Instrumental Music

Ms. Kara Luzi, Visual Arts

Mrs. Julie McNulty, Visual Arts

Mrs. Kate Rupertus, Visual Arts

 

Fine Arts

All students participate in art classes each year. Offering an art program in a nurturing environment develops each student’s self-esteem, their freedom to experiment and their ability to think critically and take risks.

Learn more here.

 

Dance

Notre Dame’s dance program offers dance opportunities to all students with varying degrees of dance experience. Whether you've  been dancing for years or are a beginner, there is a class for everyone.

 

Music

Notre Dame offers women's chorale and instrumental ensembles for musically-inclined students to participate in each year. There are several opportunities to perform both on and off campus, as well as the option for private lessons.

 

Theatre

Notre Dame’s thriving Theatre Program includes opportunities to perform in fall, spring and winter productions. Students can also join Stage Crew to gain experience in designing props, managing lighting and sound equipment.

Learn more here.