The SND Network

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

In the United States, the Sisters of Notre Dame sponsor ministries 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 Network includes ministries sponsored by the Congregation and schools that chose to be affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame to share in and further the SND mission.

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.

The sisters also sponsor St. Claire HealthCare, St. Charles Community and Notre Dame Village.

Additionally, in the United States, currently 33 elementary and high schools are affiliated members of the network. Affiliated schools embrace the SND Educational Vision & Principles in the context of their mission and philosophy of education. 

Supported Institutions