A Letter to Our Beloved ND Community

We have the opportunity to realize the mission of Notre Dame San Jose with greater clarity, strength, and equity for the members of our community—past, present, and future. This begins now with accountability and commitment to the work. We have prayed and will continue, and now we will work. Please read our letter to the community here.


Building Blocks for the Future

Notre Dame educates today's young women for leadership, global citizenship and socially-responsible entrepreneurship. Our rich urban landscape and innovative programs cultivate young women with strong voices who will bring intelligent compassion to their world - young women who become active leaders in our local, national and global communities.

Mary Beth Riley

Mary Beth has received the NCEA Catholic Secondary Schools Educational Service Award, was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's 100 Women of Influence and received the YWCA Tribute to Women award.

Education for Career & Life Success

Notre Dame has provided a distinctive Catholic, college-preparatory education for young women in the heart of downtown since 1851.

Proven Benefits

Research shows the benefits of an all-girls educational environment include higher academic achievement, stronger leadership skills and greater self-confidence.

Notre Dame Leadership

Notre Dame is led by a team of individuals highly experienced in education, business and nonprofit management who understand the benefits of an all-girls environment.


The Notre Dame Board of Directors ensures that the operations of the school are consistent with the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and provides fiduciary oversight.

Join our Team

If you are passionate about women's education and leadership and would like to be part of our innovative educational environment, we want to talk to you.