Africa, Asia, North America


The School Sisters of Notre Dame are active in a wide variety of ministries including education, health care, social outreach and pastoral ministry.


Higher Education

Mount Mary College pictureMount Mary University*

Founded in 1913, Mount Mary University, an urban Catholic college for women, offers a curriculum steeped in liberal arts and provides an environment for the development of the whole person with an emphasis on critical thinking. The college encourages leadership, integrity, and a deep sense of social justice arising from sensitivity to moral values and Christian principles. Visit the Mount Mary University website.

Honors Convocation at the Notre Dame of Maryland University pictureNotre Dame of Maryland University*

Notre Dame of Maryland University, formerly the College of Notre Dame of Maryland established in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, achieved university status in 2011. It holds a unique place in the history of higher education as the first Catholic college for women in the United States to grant the four-year baccalaureate degree. Notre Dame of Maryland University continues to respond to the changing needs of society. Visit the Notre Dame of Maryland University website.




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Transforming the world through education