Mission & Ministry

Proclaiming the Goodness of God

Notre Dame's commitment to spirituality, service and justice is evident in signature programs led by mission and ministry. Inspired by St. Julie Billiart, her charism of goodness and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community, students join with faculty, staff, families and community partners to explore a Catholic worldview for a multifaith community.

In the Classroom

The religious studies team provides a curriculum that supports spiritual, emotional and academic growth and is inspired by St. Julie's charism and Catholic social teachings.

Grade-Level Opportunities

Students are invited to participate in a number of retreat opportunities, which provide an opportunity to come together in joy and friendship for fun activities and self-reflection.

Service Learning

Notre Dame includes community service learning as part of its graduation outcomes to prepare each young woman to be socially responsible and answer the call to be a person of justice.

Peer Ministry

Opportunities to minister to the Notre Dame community include the Peer Ministry Leadership Team and TASC (Teaching, Advising & Serving the Community). 

Prayer & Spiritual Life

All students participate in school-wide liturgies and opportunities for prayer both on campus and in our downtown place of worship, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

Catholic in the 21st Century

A Notre Dame education begins with the spiritual gifts of St. Julie and the Sisters of Notre Dame. Their charism provides the spiritual lens that shapes our Catholic perspective and program.