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Upper Level Academics

Notre Dame Prep’s Upper Level is all about college—and life—prep! A focus on creativity, collaboration, and communication prepares our students for 21st-century global citizenship.

The liberal arts, namely those courses essential for solid college preparation, anchor a Notre Dame Prep education. English, science, math, history, religion, language, and other foundational
subjects combine to provide the skills to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve problems creatively. From this core, students delve into personal interests through focused programs such as STEAM, Humanities, and fine and performing arts. NDP offers more than 150 core courses and electives, including 22 AP courses, and a multi-phased approach to learning combine into a rigorous program that engages students and builds confidence.

Academics is complemented by an active social justice program for all grades, broad and deep co-curricular offerings, age-appropriate exploration of spirituality, and extensive athletic opportunities.

Notre Dame remains one of Maryland’s top independent schools as it continues its mission of educating and empowering girls to become women who transform the world.


Honor Societies at NDP

Cum Laude Society

International Thespian Society

Language Honor Societies in Spanish, French and Chinese

Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society

National Art Honor Society

National Forensics League

National Science Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society

Social Studies Honor Society

Tri-M National Music Honor Society