SSND Founded Schools and Co-Sponsored Ministries

Founded in 1833 with the belief that education of girls is the foundation for a healthy society, the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the Atlantic Midwest Province continues to sponsor young people's education.

Middle and High Schools

Sponsored Ministries

  • Academy of the Holy Angels
  • Institute of Notre Dame
    • Founded by Blessed Theresa in 1847; was a college preparatory school for young women in Baltimore, MD until 2020
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School

Co-Sponsored Ministries

University and Graduate Programs

The SSNDs established College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1895 as the first Catholic college for women in the United States to award the four-year baccalaureate degree. Learn more about Notre Dame of Maryland University's undergraduate and graduate programs for women (and men) in Baltimore, MD at https://www.ndm.edu

Notre Dame Preparatory School

The Notre Dame Preparatory School community was thrilled to welcome General Council member Sister Carolyn Anyega, SSND, to the school on Monday, April 11.
The Notre Dame Preparatory School community was thrilled to welcome General Council member Sister Carolyn Anyega, SSND, to the school on Monday, April 11.
NDP Students
At Notre Dame Prep, four members of the Class of 2022 received 2021 National Merit Scholarship Recognition as Commended Scholars!

Academy of the Holy Cross

Eighth-grade athletes Alessandra Cardamone and Gemma Siliciano, members of the Academy of the Holy Angels Middle School’s first volleyball and basketball teams, earned the Archdiocese of Newark’s Sportsmanship Award. AHA Middle School Athletic Coordinator Sarah Chalmers, who organized these...
Congratulations to the Academy of the Holy Angels' 2021-22 Sister Nonna Dunphy Scholarship finalists and semifinalists! This sought-after award is named for AHA's foundress, Sister Mary Nonna Dunphy, SSND, and is presented annually on Foundation Day.
This month, the Academy of the Holy Angels celebrated 142 years of educating young women. Distinguished guest Bishop Michael Saporito celebrated the Feast Day Mass at the high school and bestowed a special blessing on the brand new AHA Middle School, which opened on September 10.

Notre Dame of Maryland

On May 15, 2021, archival documents from the Institute of Notre Dame (IND) arrived safe and sound at their new home at the School Sisters of Notre Dame's North American Archives (NAA) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Even though the Institute of Notre Dame closed its doors on June 30, 2020, residents of the Latrobe homes directly across Aisquith Street received traditional Thanksgiving boxes as gifts from the IND Alumnae Association. On Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Alumnae Reunion Mass, Fr. Tom Malia, from Mercy...
It is with great sadness that we we confirm that this school year will be the last for The Institute of Notre Dame (IND). Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame upon our congregation’s arrival in America, IND will officially close on June 30, 2020.