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Mission, Vision and Values


The mission, vision and values of Notre Dame Academy are derived from the Educational Vision and Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND).  That vision states;

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 in the margins of society.

The four SND Educational Principles are;

1. The Centrality of a Good and Provident God

2. The Human Dignity of Each Person as an Image of God

3. The Notre Dame Educator as a Gospel Witness

4. An Integrated Education for Transformation

These principles are central to fulfilling our mission at NDA.  Furthermore, our expectations of students, faculty and staff are based on these principles.  Our current Strategic Plan affirms the SND Educational Philosophy and Principles in setting the vision for our school and establishing our core values in meeting that vision. 

Additional information about the SND philosophy and the corresponding educational principles can be found at the website for the SND National Education Office.

Our Mission

Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic high school dedicated to Mary and committed to academic excellence, exists to educate young women to make a difference in the world.

Our Vision

Transformative women leaders embracing God's goodness in the world. 

Our Values

We believe in:

  • the centrality of God in Catholic education
  • academic excellence for life long learners
  • a holistic education including creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • an inclusive atmosphere which respects the dignity of every individual and builds unity
  • equal participation for women in our society
  • the unique positive influence women must have in society
  • the benefits of single-gender secondary education
  • a strong commitment to service and leadership in learning and life
  • global understanding as a key component of a well rounded education
  • learning from the authentic experience of others
  • building a just and peaceful community
  • the use of effective technology to support best practice in instruction