Who We Are

Founded over one hundred years ago by the Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Academy leads the way with exceptional opportunities in a faith-based community for young women in grades 7 – 12. Continued results demonstrate our success.

The 153 members of the Class of 2017 were awarded $17.5 million in scholarships. Notre Dame Academy is northwest Ohio’s only school to offer both IB (The International Baccalaureate ) and AP advanced studies and gave over 15,000 hours of service in the local community, Appalachia, and Nicaragua.

Notre Dame Academy was the first, Catholic, all-girls school in Ohio and is the only school in Northwest Ohio to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The Class of 2017 had both Full Diploma and Certificate IB graduates. Currently, over 230 girls are involved in the program or on track to enter the program as either a Full Diploma or Certificate candidate.

Other programs Notre Dame Academy is known for include:
• The largest area all-girls fine arts program with artists selected for juried art shows and have consistently participated and won local, state and national speech and debate competitions

• The top athletic program as the All-Sports Champions of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, FOURTEEN years in a row

• Outstanding leadership and service opportunities, along with unique program options and over 30 active clubs

NDA is blessed with a strong alumnae base of over 9,000 who support us in so many ways. Our alumnae interconnect through many ways such as: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, professional networking sessions with each other, reunions, and the Memorial Mass for deceased alumnae.

We invite you to continue to learn about the NDA experience as you tour our website. The best way to experience the “sisterhood of the plaid” is by shadowing for the day. Please view our admission page for information on admission and to sign up to “Be an Eagle for a Day”!

Thank you for your interest in Notre Dame Academy and my door is always open to our alumnae and friends!

In Notre Dame,

Mrs. Kim Grilliot
President

Mission Statement & Spirit of Inclusion

Mission Statement of Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic college preparatory school for grades 7-12, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, promotes the holistic development and empowerment of young women for leadership and service by providing an exceptional educational experience permeated with Gospel values.

The Spirit of Inclusion at Notre Dame Academy

Impelled by Jesus Christ and His mission and our rich educational heritage, we, the Board, Administration, Faculty, and Staff of Notre Dame Academy are committed to maintaining a healthy and inclusive Catholic environment of educational excellence for the transformation of individuals and society. We strive to form women who are skilled and committed to journey together in hope as witnesses and catalysts for the responsible care of all God’s creation and for justice and peace, especially for those on the margins of society. (From The Educational Vision of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

The intent of this statement is to affirm our commitment as a Catholic school to inclusivity. We welcome all into this Gospel community including but not limited to people of all colors, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, economic classes and nationalities. We receive and love all here as God’s children. Accordingly, we will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We remain vigilant to create an environment of mutual respect, of welcoming hospitality and of genuine warmth in which none is a stranger and in which all may flourish according to God’s plan.

Notre Dame Academy Board of Trustees

Notre Dame Academy Board of Trustees

Mrs. Kim Grilliot -President of NDA

Mrs. Mary Westphal ‘74  – Chair
Mrs. Taloni Afolabi
Mr. Matt Anderson
Ms. Sarah Bednarski, ‘96
Mrs. Tricia Dunn
Sr. Joanne Mary Frania, SND, ‘57
Sr. Mary Carol Gregory, SND, ’58
Mrs. David Koenig
Mr. John Kraus
Mr. Bart Kulish
Mr. Rob Loeb
Mrs. Susan Payden
Dr. Brian Randolph, PhD, PE
Mr. Joseph Rideout
Dr. Robert Ruse, PhD
Ms. Dina Pienta Skelding ‘84
Mr. Richard Sterling
Mr. Jeff Wisniewski

The Sisters of Notre Dame

The Sisters of Notre Dame

Hilligonde Wolbring founded the Sisters of Notre Dame of Coesfeld, Germany in 1850.  Hilligonde lovingly embraced all of her students, but especially those who were poor or disadvantaged.  She and her companion teacher, Elisabeth Kühling, experienced God’s goodness and provident care, and were impelled to pass it on to others. Under the guidance of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in the Netherlands, they established a new religious family based on the spiritual heritage of St. Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. SND is now an international congregation of women religious, serving the Church in educational, pastoral and social ministries in 17 countries on five continents, including Notre Dame Academy since founding it in 1904.
For more about the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame, please visit toledosnd.org.

The Educational Vision of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Impelled by Jesus Christ and his mission and our rich educational heritage, we provide a Catholic-Christian environment of educational excellence for the transformation of individuals and society. We form persons who are skilled and committed to journey together in hope as witnesses and catalysts for the responsible care of all God’s creation and for justice and peace, especially for those on the margins of society.