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

Belief Statements

Our Mission

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school, commits itself to the education of young women of grades 6 through 12 for responsible living in a global society. The Academy, rooted in the faith tradition of the Catholic Church, and the charism of Saint Julie Billiart, provides its students with a challenging academic curriculum within a rich spiritual community in order to:

  • inspire them to live the prophetic nature of the gospel, with a passion for justice and love for the poor,
  • enable them to develop the skills and desire necessary for life-long learning,
  • empower them to be honorable, compassionate leaders.

We believe that: 

  • each individual is a reflection of the good God, and deserves to be respected, loved, supported and encouraged
  • single sex education empowers women for leadership in a contemporary society
  • the unique gifts of each individual, nurtured and celebrated, serve the community and the world
  • individuals have an inherent responsibility to embrace the ideals of service and stewardship
  • individuals thrive in a community of responsible freedom where they are encouraged to act with integrity and honor
  • the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, in the tradition of their foundress, Saint Julie, provides an enduring culture of simplicity, courage and hope
  • faculty and staff, both in and out of the classroom, are important role models of the school's mission for our students
  • competent and confident young women emerge from a community that values individual worth and academic rigor
  • diversity in our faculty, staff and students enriches our community and challenges us to embrace the ideals of justice