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60th Anniversary


Celebrating the school’s 60th anniversary meant giving attention to everything that brought the school to this moment in time. Moreover, it meant celebrating the school today and stewarding its treasure – the hard work of decades – to endure and thrive well into the future.

Celebratory events were designed to recognize the school’s founding on October 11, 1962, which highlighted the values, experiences and community which define the school as a highly successful, much-beloved asset for Folsom.

St. John Notre Dame moved to install a mural on campus building to commemorate its origins and the role of the sisters. Keith turned to alumni Chantelle ‘17 and Emmalyn Tiu ‘23. The 60-foot-wide by 10-foot-high mural “is characterized by its simplistic style, pleasing color palette and meaningful imagery,” says Chantelle. The sisters considered the project a blessing and a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” to paint for SJND where their artistic journeys began. 

On January 30, 2023, the old convent building, which now houses TK, the Art/STEM Lab and several classrooms, was blessed and renamed St. Julie Billiart Hall. There is a plaque to commemorate the time the Sisters of Notre Dame spent at St. John Notre Dame.