Notre Dame High School Empowering Young Women since 1851

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Notre Dame High School is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women. We serve students of varied academic capabilities from different religious, social, and economic backgrounds. As a school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we endeavor to implement the educational philosophy of St. Julie Billiart, “Teach your students whatever is necessary to equip them for life.”


Acknowledging that the development of the heart, mind, and body is essential and important to the growth of every young woman and seeking to educate the whole person, we support growth in six areas: spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.


In our programs and teaching, we promote Gospel values, intellectual excellence, and commitment to service. Through our college preparatory curriculum and all activities, we educate our students to master the foundational skills of learning needed to become leaders of society and responsible citizens who are rooted in justice and service for others.

Our task as educators is not accomplished alone. We share our mission with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, our students and parents, and the communities in which they live.