Opened school with 69 pupils…As this new institution was considered quite the attractive novelty, there were constantly a great many visitors.
—SSND Daily Chronicles
In the fall of 1873, the School Sisters of Notre Dame opened a new school for girls on Charles Street in the wilds of North Baltimore called Notre Dame of Maryland.
Today, 150 years later, that school, now Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP), is considered the leading Catholic school in the Baltimore metro area—an honor confirmed in the 2022-2023 school year when the educational website Niche.com named NDP the #1 Catholic School in Baltimore.
To mark this significant time, Notre Dame will launch a year-long anniversary to celebrate the storied history of the school, show appreciation for everyone who is and has been a part of NDP, and look forward to what the next 150 years hold.
While much may have changed in the world since NDP’s founding, the essence of the school has only strengthened over time: to educate girls to become women who transform the world.