Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The NDB community is unique because we focus on the empowerment of our students and embrace the gift of diversity.
What I love most about the NDB community is the care that everyone has for each other. We are a school big enough that you can be your own person, but small enough that everyone can appreciate who that person is. NDB students have, from the moment I arrived seven years ago, been kind and empathetic every time I talk to them and when I see them interact with others. Every student, no matter the grade, is willing to get to know and befriend other students. Whether they bond through a class, a sport, a club, a past school, or something, it is not uncommon to see all different students get together and form powerful friendships.
Having an education space for students who were all assigned female at birth, regardless of gender identity or expression, and girls or femmes, is beneficial because there can be a level of safety and security in learning while empowering each other to learn more, think differently, question, try and even fail. The camaraderie and community is so vital at any phase of life, but particularly at this formative time.
Statement on Diversity
Notre Dame Belmont admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school, and the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation and national and ethnic origin in school-administered programs.
Statement on Gender Diversity
Notre Dame Belmont opened its doors in 1851 with a vision to educate young women at a time when such opportunities were often only available to boys and men. In keeping with the mission of NDB, the school is dedicated to nurturing the full potential of all students: mind, body and spirit. As our understanding of gender continues to expand to a more inclusive spectrum of identities and expressions, NDB will remain committed to providing support based on the emotional, social and academic needs of each student.