Welcome to Notre Dame!

Mary Beth Riley Principal

We are excited to be back on campus, hearing the lockers bang shut, the lively hallway conversations and embracing a campus alive in spirit. Our 2020 - 2021 year, in remote and in hybrid learning, heightened our anticipation of those simple moments of the Notre Dame community and we all look forward to being together often this year as we celebrate 175 years of Notre Dame education in San Jose.

Our Notre Dame Mission and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community guide our education and relationships with each other.  Last year, we looked closely at our policies, practices and personal knowledge and understanding around race, equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI).  The work begun is the work that continues as we strive to live into the Hallmark, “We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world.”  From governance through programs, we are committed to continuing with REDI training at all levels, to support a relevant grievance process to right wrongs and to always consider the student, faculty, staff, parent, board member and alum experience through a lens of equity and inclusion.

This year, we look forward to living into our new Center for Women’s Leadership with programs that advance students’ growth and share our women’s leadership brand with the community.  Follow us on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages to learn about students’ achievements and unique programs around women in leadership. 

Our strategic plan Vision 2025 for Women's Leadership calls us to develop spiritual, professional and personal leadership for our students and employees that will strengthen our Notre Dame mission for the future.  One step towards that was our adoption of a Head of School Leadership Model that ensures strong leadership around the table.  This new model partnered with our robust and committed board of directors assures Notre Dame’s vitality.

We are proud to share our school with you.

In Notre Dame,

Mary Beth Riley, Head of School