Where We Serve – Formal Education

We are educators in all we do. Impelled by the Spirit and mission of Jesus, we educate with a global vision believing that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. Click on the tabs below to view our sponsored and co-sponsored schools serving elementary to university level.

Kyoto Notre Dame University
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Notre Dame University is a private university founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1961 in the ancient capital of Japan. The school offers both under-graduate programs for women and graduate studies for both women and men. Recognized for the excellent quality of its graduates, the university is committed to the development of creative thinking, practical skills and the spirit of mutual cooperation for success in an increasingly global society. Learn more about Kyoto Notre Dame University here.

Mount Mary University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded in 1913, Mount Mary University is a fully-sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.  An urban Catholic college for women, Mount Mary Universityty 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.


Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Maryland

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.