The Education Partnership

The Sisters of Notre Dame, founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, have a rich history of service in a variety of educational ministries. Today they collaborate with lay colleagues in 18 countries on five continents, bringing the Good News and the transformative power of education to new generations.

In the United States, each of the four provinces of the Sisters of Notre Dame sponsors schools and other institutions committed to carrying on the mission of Jesus in response to the educational, spiritual, and wholistic needs of individuals and communities. The Sisters are also active in serving in a variety of ministries and value partnering with others for the transformation of individuals and society in light of the Gospel.

The SND Educational Partnership includes schools and centers sponsored by the Congregation and schools that chose to be affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame to share in and further the SND Educational Vision & Principles.

Read more for additional information about the National Education Partnership.

Across the United States

SND sponsored educational ministries include three early childhood/pre-schools, four elementary, five secondary, Notre Dame College and five centers offering special educational services to children and adults—bringing the Good News and the transformative power of education to new generations.

In the United States, currently 32 elementary and high schools are affiliated members of the Partnership. Affiliated schools embrace the SND Educational Vision & Principles in the context of their mission and philosophy of education. The Sponsored and Affiliated schools and centers span across the United States.

Schools that have a past or present connection with the Sisters of Notre Dame who want to continue to educate according to the SND Educational Vision & Principles are invited to join the SND National Education Partnership.

Click here to read more about our Member Benefits.

Witness our “Education as Transformation” in action. Simply click on any marker on the map to read information about our sponsored and affiliated schools.

Click here for the list of the 2018-2019 SND Partnership Schools

Supported Institutions