Founded in 1853 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Notre Dame Academy (NDA) cultivates life-long learners, critical thinkers, and openminded leaders committed to social justice. As the first all-girls day school in Massachusetts, every aspect of teaching and learning at NDA is tailored to girls and designed to provide educational experiences that recognize and cultivate their distinctive talents and skills. With an 8:1 student to teacher ratio and dynamic curriculum including 20-plus AP courses, NDA guides each student in her educational journey while building self-esteem and resiliency. Whether competing on one of 35 athletic teams or participating in 30-plus co-curricular organizations and service opportunities, NDA encourages girls to take risks and pursue new opportunities in a nurturing environment. All NDA graduates are admitted to four-year colleges and universities, and NDA alumnae are represented in leadership positions across every professional industry in the greater Boston area and around the globe.