Notre Dame Preparatory School

Founded in 1873, Notre Dame Preparatory School is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, owned and operated by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
With 823 girls in grades 6-12, the school follows a mission of academic excellence, spiritual growth and the practice of social justice.
25 Advanced Placement courses  Over $35 million in scholarship awarded to the class of 2023
3 Signature Certificate Programs: STEAM, Humanitiies, and Global Languages
Recently the school opened the Jane Kroh Satterfield Innovation Wing, a 23,500-square foot, two-story addition that adds a recording studio, fabrication lab, media arts center, classrooms, plus new industry-standard tools for STEAM enrollees and an anatomage, a virtual human dissection table, the first one in any Maryland grade school.
The Women in... or WIN Experience places students in career settings so they may explore interests and apply classroom learning to real work and real-world experiences. Begun in 2006 with a focus on science and medicine, WIN has expanded into a multitude of fields. To date, more than 1,800 students have had a WIN experience, with more expected each year as new career tracks are added.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 823 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,750
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Notre Dame Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences; Reading, Math, Study Skills Assistance
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Student Body

Total Students
823 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics I, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: Art and Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History: Modern
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
uniform dress, sweater, saddle shoes

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Mrs. Jennifer Caine
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Susan Muller
Endowment Size
$37.4 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
68 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
and Engineering (ACE) Team, Anime Club, Architecture, Asian Students Association, Assoc. of Whites for Anti-Racist Education (AWARE), Athletic Association (AA), Black Student Association, Blaze Clefs, Board Games, Book Club, Calvert Hall Initiative, Campus Ministry, Cappies, Chinese Club, Christian Community Awareness Program (CCAP), Club Umoja, Construction, Cybersecurity Club, Dance Company, Diversity Council, Environmental Club, Equestrian Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), French Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Gateway Club, Girls Who Code, Green School Committee, Hispanic Student Association, Humanities Club, International Thespian Society (ITS), It's Academic, Italian Club, Live Action Role Play (LARP), Live for Lara, Maryland Math League, Math Honor Society, Mental Health Awareness / Advocacy Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, ONE LOVE Club, Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), Period., Philanthropy Club - NDP Gives, Production Tech Crew, Rafiki, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Refugee Youth Project, Robotics Team, Science National Honor Society, Ski Club, Social Studies National Honor Society (Rho Kappa), Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, STARS, Student Advocates for Equality (SAFE) Club, Student Ambassador Club, Student Council, Student for Change, Thirst Project Club, Travis Manion Foundation Club, Ukeladies, Ultimate Frisbee Club, USA Biology Olympiad, Women in Medicine Club, Youth and Government

School Notes

  • Founded in 1873 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), an international congregation focused on education, Notre Dame Preparatory School is one of Baltimore`s oldest Catholic, college preparatory schools for girls in grades 6 through 12.
  • Notre Dame Prep educates and empowers girls to become women who transform the world and inspires students to pursue academic excellence, spiritual growth, and the practice of justice.
  • As a school rooted in the Catholic faith, grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and steadfast in the SSND charism, Notre Dame Prep embraces an inclusive and just community where its graduates can respond to the call... "to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with God." (Micah 6:8)
  • NDP is a wireless laptop school, with all Upper Level students using personal laptops, which they purchase freshman year, for all classes.
  • An extensive social service curriculum is designed to move students from volunteerism and charity to advocacy and justice.
  • Unusual course offerings include Chinese, social service, anatomy and physiology, marine biology, architectural drawing, computer graphics and photography, and an extensive music program; in the Middle Level Explore and Advisory Programs complement academics
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Notre Dame Preparatory School cost?
Notre Dame Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $22,750 for private students.
What sports does Notre Dame Preparatory School offer?
Notre Dame Preparatory School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Notre Dame Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for most sports offered.
What is Notre Dame Preparatory School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Notre Dame Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Notre Dame Preparatory School is Dec. 15.

School Reviews

As a student at Notre Dame, I have loved every minute of my NDP experience. There truly is something for every student!From outstanding academic challenges to competitive athletic teams, I have enjoyed it all. The sisterly bonds are so powerful and I am making friends to last. Also, the unique phasing system lets each student thrive, learn, and be challenged at their own level and speed. In addition to this the facilities are top notch and enable a variety of learning techniques.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 823 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,750
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Baltimore County, MD is $11,437 for elementary schools and $17,346 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore County, MD is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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