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Notre Dame Academy, MA

Notre Dame Academy, MA

1073 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043-3996, USA

+1 781 749 5930



Notre Dame Academy, MA
School type Girls' Day
Founded 1853
Status Private
Head of School Annemarie Lynch Kenneally
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 435
Day fees per annum US$22,250
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:12
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Kate Carter
Associations IB, NEASC

As the first all-girls school in Massachusetts, established in 1853, Notre Dame Academy continues to deliver a unique student experience. It has a rich heritage focused on the simple goal of developing young women of faith, character and scholarship through a dynamic college preparatory environment. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur aim to equip students with whatever is necessary for life which is evident today on the Hingham campus, home to over 435 students in grades 7-12. Students come from more than 30 communities and NDA welcomes students from China, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


The IB DP at NDA fosters risk-taking and nurtures curiosity. The IB Learner Profile is a powerful force for developing confident women. It requires students to embrace the world beyond their community and their borders, encouraging social responsibility on behalf of global justice, a key attribute of the school's mission.


A community that stresses character above winning at any cost defines NDA athletics. It is a highly successful and regionally recognized program, a key part of over 80% of the student body's experience. A staff of over 50 coaches supervise interscholastic teams in 18 sports and 35 levels. NDA is proud of recent achievements including 33 state championships, multiple league and conference titles and Coach of the Year awards.


Student life at NDA extends beyond the classroom. NDA empowers students to become bold and thoughtful artists. In Visual Arts, students create work that challenges them to problem-solve. Music students showcase their talents to the entire school community through concerts and musicals. Thespians at NDA perform in three fully-staged productions.

Global Immersion

An integral part of the Notre Dame Academy experience is service to others. Students travel as far as Tanzania and Costa Rica or as near as Boston. The Academy believes that reflecting upon service is a life skill. Students are encouraged to examine their choices and decisions in the light of their faith and consider their influence on the global community. Faculty and staff believe it is their goal to help the young girls graduate as confident and compassionate women who are ready to impress the world.

For more information about Notre Dame Academy, please contact the Admissions Office at 1 (781) 749-5930 or admissions@ndahingham.com.

Notre Dame Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.