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.

A new beginning and bright future for Toledo’s Double ARC

March 13, 2018

Double ARC was founded in 1992 by the Toledo Province Sisters of Notre Dame to address the needs of children in the regular classroom whose behavior and academic challenges put them at risk for failure or suspension. Sisters working in the classroom saw that some children were having a number of challenges – restlessness, inattention,…

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Happy birthday Metro Catholic School! Thirty years “young” and delivering on their mission – big-time

March 12, 2018

It was 1988 and three inner-city Cleveland, Ohio elementary schools with long histories were at a turning point. Merge or ….?  Thankfully, under the wise insight and courage of three Sisters of Notre Dame a new history began with the combination of St. Boniface, St. Michael and St. Stephen into “Metro Catholic School”. Sr. Regina…

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Leadership Group Gathers in Seattle

October 31, 2017

Three presidents and three board members attended the national BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle Washington, October, 2017. The program addressed a range of board and leadership roles, effective practices and succession planning for both non-profit leadership and boards. Attending from the SND Education Partnership: NDA in KY: Laura Koehl, President and Amy Quinn, Board Chair…

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New and “Nearly New” Leaders Gather for Retreat

September 26, 2017

The Sisters of Notre Dame, the staff of the National Education Office and members of the Education Advisory Council welcomed “new” and “relatively new” lead administrators to the Bethany Center in Chardon, OH for a retreat centered on issues relevant to leaders of SND Sponsored Schools and Centers. Gathering together for the first time, the…

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National Award given for work in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Field

June 27, 2017

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) recently awarded Sr. Suzette Fisher, SND, their first affiliate Circle of Excellence Award in Washington DC recently.  Sr. Suzette is a co-founder of Double ARC and currently is Director of Client Services for the nonprofit organization which is sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  She…

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Upcoming Events


Meetings and Events


April 26-27 - Affiliated Schools Regional Meeting

June 12-14 - Tentative SND NEO Advisory Council Meeting (full board)

November 13-15 - Sponsored Schools & Ministries Leadership Meeting


Birthdays & Feast Days


February 2nd - Feast of the Purification of Our Lady

March 25th - Feast of the Annunciation

May 1, 1754 -Rev. Bernard Overberg

May 13th - St. Julie Billiart Feast Day

July 12, 1751 - St. Julie Billiart

August 15th - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8th - Feast of the Nativity of Mary

October 14, 1819 - Rev. Theodor Elting

December 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

January 9, 1828 - Sister Maria Aloysia Wolbring

January 10, 1822 - Sister Maria Ignatia Kuhling

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