Educators in all we do

For us, teaching extends beyond the classroom and into the lives of the people we serve-especially women, children, and persons who are poor. Impelled by the Spirit and mission of Jesus, we educate with a world vision, believing that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. The School Sisters of Notre Dame work to empower others through education and spread Jesus’ message of love and unity.

A variety of ministries

SSNDs serve as administrators, teachers, librarians, and tutors in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and universities. SSNDs serve in hundreds of programs at both the diocesan and parish level. Sisters serve as pastoral associates, directors of religious education programs, teachers, and spiritual directors.

Sisters minister as chaplains, nurses, nurse practitioners and mental health professionals in hospitals, clinics, retirement facilities and home health care. They work in the community as counselors, social workers, and chaplains in prisons and detention centers.

Shalom is the SSND International Network for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. As a registered non-governmental agency, the SSNDs have a fulltime representative at the United Nations.