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Notre Dame Heritage

St. John Notre Dame is a Notre Dame Heritage School, which means we honor our roots and ties to our founding congregation, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. SJND made the decision to continue the traditions and hallmarks of the Sisters after their departure from the school in 1984.

The entire SJND experience – academics, religious opportunities, co-curriculars and social events all reflect our Catholic heritage and our foundation in the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. A key part of honoring our school’s heritage is keeping true to what it means to be a Notre Dame school. The Hallmarks created by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur give value-based direction for decisions and activities, so that St. John Notre Dame continues to express the spirituality and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. To read more about our history, charism, and traditions, please explore the pages below. 

It was a real pleasure for the Dominican Brothers to come visit SJND, and we were both edified and encouraged by the work being done at the school! The difference in culture at St. John Notre Dame and most schools we visit was very noticeable.

Brother Kevin Peter, O.P.