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April 6, 2019

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About IND

Mission & Philosophy

Through the decades, IND has remained true to its tradition as an all-girls school, guiding young women to success in their careers and to leadership in their communities. IND has remained faithful to the vision and mission of its founders.

Mission Statement

The Institute of Notre Dame, rooted in the values of the Catholic faith and the educational vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, is a college preparatory school for young women. Located in the city of Baltimore, IND is a culturally diverse community which educates its students to become women of discernment, active leaders, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens of the world.


The Institute of Notre Dame is a girls Catholic high school committed to a philosophy of education inspired by the foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Blessed Theresa of Jesus. Believing that each person is a unique image of God, we strive to enable every young woman to develop to the fullness of her potential. We challenge her to grow in her ability to become self-directed, to reach out to others, and to make responsible choices. Committed to Gospel values, we encourage each student to develop a Christian conscience by which she can guide her life and contribute to building a more just and loving world.

We create an environment that enables students to understand and accept themselves and others as persons of dignity and worth. We educate our students to become lifelong learners equipped with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to be successful in a rapidly changing world. We provide opportunities to study and experience other cultures and nations, educating students to recognize and respond to world issues.

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  • Belief Statements

    In accordance with our philosophy, we, the Institute of Notre Dame, commit ourselves to providing quality educational and spiritual experiences which develop in students:
    • an appreciation of IND’s heritage and traditions
    • integrity, honor and self-worth
    • a moral self and a Christian conscience
    • the ability to make healthy and wise choices
    • independence, problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • a deep relationship with God through prayer and communal worship experiences
    • a respectful attitude toward others
    • leadership skills
    • an awareness of shared responsibilities among students, families, staff and administration
    • a spirit of collaboration in the educational process among faculty, students and their parents
    • creative abilities and an appreciation of the arts
    • a respect for different learning styles
    • research skills and a responsibility for learning
    • the ability to utilize developing technologies and their applications
    • an ability to value their own and other cultures
    • the motivation to be active and responsible members of society and to participate in the political process
    • a world vision and sense of global responsibility
Established by the
School Sisters of
Notre Dame in 1847.