The Institute of Notre Dame, founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is a college preparatory school for young women. Located in and committed to Baltimore City, our history and future are rooted in the universal values of the Catholic faith and the SSND educational vision. IND nurtures a diverse and inclusive community of joyful learners who thrive in a long tradition of sisterhood. A challenging curriculum, complemented with opportunities to grow in faith, leadership, and service, inspires IND students to think independently and to act courageously, positively, and tenaciously. One Mind, One Heart.