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  • Read about our Community Anniversary Events here!

    Friday, September 22, 2023, Anniversary Liturgy: The school community held the Anniversary Liturgy, over which Archbishop William E. Lori presided. Ceremonial SSND-created banners of Mother Theresa and Mother Caroline, as well as a specially created NDP banner, were used. During a gratitude procession, white roses were presented to recognize the present and past members of the various constituents that comprise the NDP school community. Communion mediation featured the world premiere of “Follow the Star,” a choral and string piece based on the writings of Blessed Theresa of Jesus which NDP alumna Leia Sofia Mendez ’19 composed for the Liturgy.

    Friday, September 22, 2023, Party with us on Love Field!: The entire NDP school community gathered for an evening of fellowship. Food trucks, lawn games, spirit activities, a Silent Disco, and a “Friday Night Under the Lights” varsity soccer game set the tone for an evening of fun. School spirit was palpable as more than 1,000 friends and families came together on a glorious night to celebrate not just a school but an institution that has shaped the lives of thousands of young women for a century and a half

    Earlier in the evening, NDP was delighted to host the annual Leadership Reception to express gratitude and celebrate with some of the school's most dedicated supporters. 

    Click here to see an exciting recap of our day!

    TO BE RESCHEDULED: Community Service Day at First Fruits Farm. Canceled due to inclement weather. Details about a rescheduled event coming soon!

    Sunday, September 24, 2023, 8 a.m., 26th Annual Blazer Dash Scholarship Run: Tropical Storm Ophelia did not dampen the energy at the 26th Annual Blazer Dash Scholarship Run, held on Sunday, September 24. The event, which supports scholarships, garnered a record number of registrants this year—more than 1,400! In addition, for the first time ever, one class, the Class of 2024, had 100% registration. Click here to view a video of this great event!

    Tuesday, October 24, 2023, School Sisters of Notre Dame Foundation Day: Students, faculty, and staff came together for the Foundation Day liturgy marking the 190th anniversary of the founding of Notre Dame Preparatory School’s sponsoring religious community, the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND). The gathering was especially meaningful for us this year as NDP celebrates its own special milestone: 150 years of educating young women as first envisioned by SSND Foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger. To read more about  Foundation Day, which included a community liturgy and special SSND tributes, click here.  

    You can also view the Foundation Day Liturgy on Facebook by clicking here

    Saturday, November 4, 2023, Stuff A Bus: This year’s Stuff a Bus initiative was a huge success! Thanks to the generosity of the NDP community, not one, but TWO Blazer buses were stuffed with items to support Caroline Center, Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, and Share Baby. This important event, for which alumnae, students, families, and friends of NDP come together, honors the memory of beloved alumna and volunteer Jackie Buedel '73.  

    Saturday, December 2, 2 p.m., Visit with Santa: The halls of Notre Dame Prep echoed with joy as alumnae and their families gathered for our magical Visit with Santa event sponsored by our Alumnae Office. This heartwarming event brought the NDP community together for a day filled with festive cheer as children sang along to some holiday classics with our Christmas elves. The highlight, of course, was Santa's special appearance, spreading happiness and granting wishes to the little ones! Each family left with a printed photo with Santa, capturing the special moments and creating a cherished keepsake for years to come.

    Friday-Sunday, January 26-28, 2024, Alumnae New York City Trip: Just as they did their senior year at NDP, nearly 80 alumnae boarded coach buses and headed off to spend a wonderful weekend in the Big Apple! After spending their day exploring the city, the alums met up for a fun evening reception at the Cosmopolitan Club. The New York City Trip has been an NDP tradition since 1966!

    Friday, February 2, 2024, Catholic Schools Week Liturgy: As Catholic Schools Week drew to a close, NDP pulled out all the stops with a heartwarming reunion, welcoming back esteemed former faculty and staff to campus for a memorable liturgy. Amidst the sacred atmosphere, guests were celebrated and every faculty and staff member—past and present—was hailed for their unwavering dedication to NDP. 

    Friday, May 3, 2024, Jubilee Liturgy & Brunch and Class of 2024 Induction into the Alumnae Association: We welcomed members of the Class of 1974 to campus, as well as other Jubilarian classes, to celebrate at a special liturgy and brunch. Immediately following the liturgy, Tracey Henson Ford ’74, received special recognition for her contributions to Catholic girls’ education in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Shawn Donohue Osmeyer ’88 was also honored for her ten years of faithful service as NDP's much-beloved Director of Alumnae Relations. Coinciding with our Jubilee Liturgy, members of the Class of 2024 were officially inducted into the Notre Dame Prep Alumnae Association and received Miraculous Medals.

    Friday, May 3, 2024, Mother Caroline Friess Alumna of the Year Award Presentation:
    Following Mass, the Mother Caroline Friess Alumna of the Year Award was officially presented to Sister Kathleen Feeley, SSND, Ph.D., ‘46.

    Friday, May 3, 2024, 5-7 p.m.,
    Gateway Reunion Cocktail Celebration -- Honoring the Classes of '4s and '9s! The event was filled with laughter as old memories were revisited and new ones were made 

    Saturday, May 4, Anniversary Gala: The school’s signature spring fundraising event paid homage to our 150th Anniversary Year with an enchanting evening filled with live music, captivating student performances, live and silent auctions, and plenty of surprises. Proceeds from the Anniversary Gala supported NDP's dedicated and talented faculty and staff through the 150th Anniversary Gift Initiative. 
  • See what's in store for Students

    In addition to the Community Events listed above, students will experience the anniversary in large and small ways, from special events and special touches designed to make the year a memorable one for all! Some events in which they will participate:

    Friday, September 22, 2023: Anniversary Assembly and Anniversary Liturgy--Check out the photos from this day in the photo galleries on this page.

    Monday-Friday, September 25-29: Student Spirit Week
    Our four student leadership groups at Notre Dame Prep—Student Council, Athletic Association, Christian Community Awareness Program, and the Diversity Council—put their creative minds together to craft unique themes and activities for every day of our first-ever Student Spirit Week in honor of our 150th Anniversary. 

    Friday, March 8, 2023: International Day of the Woman Assembly
    NDP marked International Women’s Day (IWD) with a special ceremony celebrating the contributions NDP and its founding order, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, have made and continue to make in advancing the education of women. In an assembly designed, researched, and presented by our Women’s Studies Class, the school learned about the focus of IWD and how NDP students and alumnae are advancing women’s equality worldwide. 
  • Participate in our Community Mural Project

    Special to the Anniversary, we are launching a community mural project which will develop during the academic year and be unveiled at the Spring 2024 Arts Night.

    Already, more than one-third of the mural panels have been returned! Click here to see some images from the installation.

    All are invited to participate--no art experience is required! 

    To learn how you can be part of this anniversary artistic endeavor, contact Ms. Christian Leitch '93, at Space is limited, so check it out today!
Check back often throughout the year as we continue to celebrate our 150th Anniversary in a variety of ways!

Anniversary Media Coverage

September 22 Prayer Ritual and Caravan Arrival

September 22 Liturgy

September 22 Community Gathering

Blazer Dash 2023

2023 Leadership Reception

2023 SSND Foundation Day

A Visit with Santa

Alumnae New York City Trip

150th Anniversary Gala

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame