Rooted in the mission of Jesus, the SND National Education Office provides direction and support to sponsored and affiliated ministries in advancing the Educational Vision & Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.


Cleveland Central Catholic Welcomes Back WNBA All-Star

Last week Cleveland Central Catholic welcomed back alumna Jantel Lavender ’07 who was in town for a basketball camp at The Word Church with her former CCC Coach Mel Burke.  Jantel is a member of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, who is creating a documentary about her basketball journey. The team had a video crew on…

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NDCL Teachers Inaugurate Intergenerational Book Club

The vision and generosity of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland stems from its mission to increase the community’s ability to improve the lives of people living in poverty.  Because of the awareness of the present reality of Congregations of women religious, the Foundation created a new initiative this year, the Generative Spirit Initiative,…

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Celebrate Responsible Care for Creation

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to encounter and protect creation. The season began September 1st, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology in many traditions. This year the theme is biodiversity, “God’s…

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St. Francis School Celebrates New SND Heritage Wall

St. Francis School, located on the near east side of Cleveland, is a remarkable example of a SND Affiliated School keeping the SND Charism alive and thriving!  St. Francis School opened in 1887, the day after St. Francis Parish opened, and has been sharing the SND educational mission with students ever since.  What started with…

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NDA Park Hills Announces 2019 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Recognition

On September 26, 2019 Dr. Laura Koehl, President, Notre Dame Academy Park Hills, KY and Mr. Jack VonHandorf, Principal, shared the following letter with the Notre Dame Academy community: “It is with great pleasure and tremendous pride that we share the good news that Notre Dame Academy was recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy…

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NDCL Students Participate in Unique Service Opportunity

NDCL Students Participate in Unique Service Opportunity  As part of the Saint Joseph of Arimathea Society at NDCL, students are connected with local Catholic cemeteries and volunteer as pallbearers for those who pass away without family members or friends to perform this service.  Students assist in carrying community members to their final resting place and…

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Congratulations to the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award Winners!

2019 Distinguished Graduate Recipients  Chardon Province Jonah Robert Fink Clearwater Central Catholic High School Clearwater, FL Taylor Melina Marzocchi Clearwater Central Catholic High School Clearwater, FL Nyamweru Adronic Cleveland Central Catholic High School Cleveland, OH Kameron Wade Cleveland Central Catholic High School Cleveland, OH Elenore Gann Julie Billiart School Lyndhurst, OH Alana Daleccio Metro Catholic…

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Dr. Laura Koehl Recognized as Champion of Education

Dr. Laura Koehl, President of Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, KY, was recognized Wednesday, May 15 with the Helen Carroll Champion of Education Award by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Initiative at the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky 2019 Awards luncheon.  This award is presented annually to a woman that is a…

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Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School Offers Labre Ministry

NDCL School in Chardon, Ohio recently organized the Labre Ministry, named after St. Benedict Joseph Labre, the patron saint of the homeless, to provide weekly, year-round food and necessities to Cleveland’s homeless.  Students participating in the Labre Ministry help prepare meals and meet and serve the homeless by visiting them where they live on the…

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