Message from the President

Summer 2019

Dear Visitors,

Welcome to the Notre Dame School of Manhattan website. We are an independent, Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young women. At Notre Dame, we live the educational mission of Anne de Xainctonge, who founded the Sisters of St. Ursula in 1606 in Dole, France.

Anne wanted to educate girls as the Jesuits educate boys. She provided a unique opportunity for girls to receive a rigorous, classical, religious education outside the walls of the cloister. Anne was immersed in the Ignatian tradition and desired that her students grow in interior freedom and find God in all things.

Four centuries later, we continue Anne’s tradition and offer girls exceptional opportunities to excel personally, academically, and spiritually. During the 2019-20 school year, opportunity will be our theme.

At Notre Dame through our Anne’s Leaders program, students have several opportunities to develop leadership skills, form friendships with students from every grade level, and learn to make good decisions.

Our academic program includes a wealth of core required courses, ten AP classes, three honors classes in modern and classical languages, and several exciting electives.

We are grateful to have Mass celebrated in the Alumnae Chapel throughout the school year and to have many opportunities for our students to prepare the liturgy. Students enjoy retreat experiences and participate in the Ignatian Teach-In and the Arrupe Summit.

We are blest with success! One hundred percent of our graduates from the Class of 2019 will attend four-year colleges and universities. One hundred percent won academic scholarships. Among the colleges our graduates will attend are UConn, Binghamton, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, Santa Clara, University of Virginia, Fairfield, Trinity (Connecticut), NYU, Villanova, and Kenyon.

I invite you to continue to peruse our website. Please consider attending our Open House on Sunday, October 27, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. I would be happy to see you Chez Nous.

Warm regards,

Signature - Dr. Virginia O'Brien

Dr. Virginia O’Brien, S.U.
President