Catholic Identity

Adopted by the Notre Dame High School Board of Directors, October 11, 2022 

At Notre Dame High School, our Catholic identity is rooted in the charism and sponsorship of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. In the 21st century, this identity inspires us to be bold and joyful in proclaiming God’s goodness.

Because we are a Notre Dame Catholic learning community:

  • We affirm that each person is created in the image of God and empowered to cultivate their authentic giftedness and leadership.
  • We know Jesus, who through his life, death, and resurrection, calls us to the Reign of God where all are known and loved.
  • We foster inclusive, caring relationships among people of all faiths, cultures, generations, and identities.
  • We ground ourselves in the spiritual practices of prayer, discernment, and dialogue.
  • We promote justice, equity, and Catholic social teachings through learning experiences of service and advocacy.
  • We reflect upon our unique history, urbanism, and diversity to inform our perspective and priorities.
  • We interpret the vision of St. Julie Billiart and Francoise Blin de Bourdon to educate for life in our contemporary context.

With the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community, we embody this Notre Dame Catholic charism and call in our worldview, commitments and programs.

If you have questions about Catholic identity at Notre Dame High School, please contact:

Dr. Kathleen Quiazon

Kathleen Quiazon, Ed.D
Director of Mission & Ministry
408-294-1113 x2110

Julianne Johnston

Julianne Johnston
Mission & Ministry Operations Manager
408-294-1113 x2118