About IND

Why IND?

Why The Institute of Notre Dame (IND)?

The Institute of Notre Dame is Maryland’s oldest Catholic college preparatory school for girls. IND was founded in 1847 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, making it the SSNDs flagship school, 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 are inspired to think independently and to act courageously, positively, and tenaciously. Long known for a challenging curriculum and a legacy of nurturing extraordinary women leaders, IND consistently boasts a 100% college acceptance rate, extraordinary levels of merit scholarships and matriculation to some of the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation.

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  • Our Founders

    IND was the first school founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the U.S. 170 years ago. We share their message founded by strong women for strong women.
  • Deep Roots

    IND remains where Blessed Mother Theresa founded us in 1847—in the heart of Baltimore. The urban experience develops our students’ inner strengths, depth of character and prepares them for the “real-world.”
  • Enduring Traditions

    Long-standing and meaningful traditions, IND girls are part of something much bigger than themselves, and they embrace this. Carrying on enduring traditions makes their high school experience unique and fosters a sense of pride and appreciation for the 11,500 who walked the halls before them.
  • Extraordinarily Successful Students

    Each year, 100 percent of our students are accepted to college. They attend the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation with among the highest levels of scholarships in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Class of 2017 set a new record of over $15 million in merit based scholarships.
  • Immersive Service

    IND improves our community through Christian service that transforms our girls into strong advocates for themselves and others.
  • Individualized Academics

    IND focuses on what works for the specific girl through four learning levels. Careful attention and guidance ensure that all students graduate college-ready.
  • Best STEM Programs

    IND is first in Maryland to offer all three programs developed by Project Lead the Way®, the nation’s top provider of STEM curriculum—Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Focus on the Arts

    Five new courses, a new dance studio, arts scholarships and planned upgrades to our historic Auditorium enhance our already popular Visual & Performing Arts Program.
  • Activities & Athletics

    With more than 40 clubs and activities as well as 19 sports teams, our girls have many opportunities to pursue interests outside the classroom.
  • Inclusive & Welcoming

    Our students say they “felt welcomed as soon as they walked through IND's front doors” and their relationships feel like a “sisterhood.” At IND, community is as important as curriculum.
  • Baltimore's Our Campus

    Our unique location in a vibrant, creative city affords our girls many opportunities to learn, work, volunteer and enjoy themselves all over Baltimore and beyond.
  • Unique & Independent Girls

    There’s a certain kind of girl that chooses IND. They’re independent, diverse, and fierce advocates for themselves. Once they graduate, they’re not only ready for college; they’re ready for life!
  • Contact Us, Schedule a Visit!

    Contact us today, be a Penguin For The Day, schedule a Shadow Day: e-mail Catalina Keilhauer  ckeilhauer@indofmd.org or call 410.522.7800 ext. 220.
Established by the
School Sisters of
Notre Dame in 1847.