The Institute of Notre Dame (IND) offers a unique educational experience for high school girls in the heart of Baltimore. Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), our students are independent young women of strength, compassion and character.
Our Founders - IND was the first school founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the U.S. 168 years ago. We share their message of hope, faith and education for all.
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 – Strong and meaningful traditions connect our girls to the 11,500 alumnae who came before them.
Extraordinarily Successful Students - Each year, 100 percent of our students are accepted to college, no matter where they began academically. They attend the most competitive universities in the nation with among the highest levels of scholarships in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The 89 students in the Class of 2015 set a new record, earning $13.5 million in merit based scholarships. Eighty-three percent earned scholarships averaging $185,000 per student.
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 that 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. We call them INDIE Girls. They’re independent, diverse, fierce advocates for themselves and others who enjoy a challenge. Once they graduate, they’re not only ready for college, they’re ready for life!Contact us today to schedule a Shadow Day: e-mail Ms. Bridget Bindel or call 410.522.7800 ext. 221.