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Because MND is an all-girls school, there’s a sisterhood and strong sense of community that I love. Casey Kowitz ‘18

Discover a

sisterhood.

At Mount Notre Dame, students inspire and motivate each other daily to be the best they can be. This special bond between students fosters a sisterhood that empowers each student with a strong sense of community. Together, with the support of our family and friends, we are able to achieve great things. This is our legacy and YOU are our future.

I like being at MND because of the atmosphere. Girls are able to be themselves. Erin Bell ‘19

I like being at MND because of the atmosphere. Girls are able to be themselves. Erin Bell ‘19

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The MAP Program really helped guide me through my journey at MND. From the goal-setting to the Capstone Project, I found it to be an excellent way to keep me focused on the tasks I needed to take care of as I progressed through school. Anna Keene ‘19

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The journey starts with

you.

Mount Notre Dame helps each student reach her full potential. Our unique four-year My Action Plan (MAP) Program allows each student to develop individual capabilities to learn, live, lead and serve. A staff member MAP guide welcomes each freshman into the community, assists her in the transition to high school and invites her to begin her path to empowerment. The MAP Program includes crosscurricular activities in the sophomore year, leadership opportunities in the junior year and culminates in a senior year Capstone Project. Each year every student also creates and reviews academic, spiritual and personal goals. Goal-setting is a collaborative effort involving the student, faculty, MAP guide and counselor.

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Get ready to

learn.

MND

provides

a

college

preparatory

learning

environment with an average class size of 19 students. Led by a talented faculty, each student is challenged through a broad selection of engaging classes, including 25 Honors courses, 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and numerous on-campus College Credit Plus (CCP) courses. Instruction is enhanced through collegiate-style Block Scheduling and the One-to-One Tablet PC Program that supports a variety of learning styles.

The block schedule is easy and quick to adjust to, and the tablet is ultimately one of the best things about MND. It helps me with everything. I can take good notes, write emails, and access resources in the blink of an eye. Emily Brisben ‘21

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Each student forms a four-year relationship with her guidance counselor who helps her select courses, explore colleges and careers and transition through the high school years. Academic direction is provided by one of four guidance counselors, a testing coordinator and her teachers. A student who may need academic support can find additional assistance with MND’s Intervention Department. This team serves as a valuable resource to students, parents and teachers

in

implementing

the

student’s

educational plan. Academic Intervention Department members include: • Interventionist • Mathematics Specialist • Speech and Language Pathologist

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Celebrate your

faith.

Every school day at MND begins and ends with prayer. Each student also participates in religion classes, faith sharing, monthly school masses and prayer services and an annual retreat. Daily scripture service with communion, opportunities to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and time in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament provide additional faith-based experiences. Spiritual

growth,

service

experiences

and

Christian leadership come alive in the Campus Ministry Center. A student can put her faith into action by helping to plan liturgies and leading prayer, serving as a peer leader on retreats and reaching out to the larger community through acts of service. Every student can grow in her faith and use what she learns to be an advocate for a better and more just world.

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At MND, students are encouraged to grow in their faith, whether through worship, service, prayer, or in their everyday lives. We have the opportunity to discover what our faith means to us and develop a deeper connection with God and each other. Cara Wagner ‘19


Mount Notre Dame is one of Cincinnati’s oldest

all-female

Catholic

schools

founded in 1860 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and is part of the worldwide Notre Dame Learning Community. St. Julie Billiart, one of the foundresses of the order, is known for saying “How Good is the Good God!” This goodness is celebrated every day in the MND school community. It is seen in the interactions among the students, faculty and staff and is an obvious presence throughout the hallways. An MND student exudes joy in knowing that “God is good”. Learn more about the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and MND history at www.mndhs.org/about/history

From our morning chapel services, to morning prayer, to our religion classes and more, Jesus can be found anywhere and everywhere at MND. Having that faith connects you to everyone and provides another layer of comfort and community to our school. Julia Hoefling ‘19

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Jump

in with both

feet.

The Mount Notre Dame Experience is not just limited to the classroom. Each student discovers and pursues her passions through a variety of student activities. Catch the MND Spirit!

I love the spirit here at MND because it’s like none other in the area and brings our school together in more ways than one. It is super easy to become involved in this spirit through multiple clubs or simply just attending the school pep rallies. No matter which you choose, it will always be a fun time! Becky Dean ‘19

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Theatre

Express yourself.

Art & Music

Do you like to knit, paint and sing?

Dance Team Show off your moves.

Campus Ministry

Adopt-A-Sis

Make friends with an SND Sister.

Feed your soul.

Clubs & Organizations Meet new friends.

Athletics Go Cougars!

Philanthropy Pay it forward.

Academic Team Show your smarts!

FOR A FULL LIST OF ACTIVITIES VISIT:

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Experience other

Cultures. One of MND’s strongest international programs

community around them. Besides travel abroad

is the Model United Nations organization. Model

experiences, international conferences provide

United Nations is a simulation of an official United

students with the opportunity to discuss world

Nations conference in which delegates debate a

affairs with high school students from around

topic of world concern while representing different

the world and learn how other nations’ students

countries’ positions. Through debate, negotiation,

view Americans and their politics. They are

and compromise a peaceful resolution is reached

ambassadors representing not only MND but also

and put into effect.

the United States.

Dating back to the 1960s, MND has participated in Model UN simulations in Cincinnati and Dayton. In 2004, interest in world affairs extended to an international conference in Chicago, where MND students attended along with 2,000 students from the U.S., Europe, China, Latin America. In 2009, six students traveled to Berlin, Germany for MND’s first international conference abroad. Following that would be annual European conferences in Genoa and Rome, Italy, Haarlem and Leiden, Netherlands and Lisbon, Portugal. In 2017 and 2018, MND students traveled to John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Students participating in MND’s Model United Nations cultivate an appreciation for the global

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STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM The MND Exchange Program offers a student the chance to see the world by spending time abroad in Chile, Spain and France. MND collaborates with Santa Maria del Pilar, a Catholic school in Zaragoza, Spain, the Institution Sainte- Marie Catholic School in Belfort, France and Colegio Villa Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile. MND exchange students study and live with a family and also host their Spanish, Chilean and French sisters here at home. It is a great opportunity for a student to experience the language and to be immersed in the culture of another country.

GLOBAL LEARNING TRIPS MND’s faculty members sponsor tours for students to have global opportunities outside the classroom. Recent trips have taken students to adventures in New York, France, Spain, Mexico, Chile, England, Switzerland and Italy. SERVICE LEARNING Mount

Notre

Dame

provides

several

service trips where students experience and learn about other cultures. Throughout the school year students can spend an extended weekend building relationships in Liberty, KY, Columbus, OH, or right here in Cincinnati. During the summer, longer versions of these same trips are available as well as an international service trip to places such as El Salvador or Haiti. Service and cultural immersion experiences are being added annually to provide a variety of opportunities.

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Inspired

to transform the

world.

MND MISSION STATEMENT Guided by the Catholic faith and Saint Julie Billiart’s belief in the “goodness of God,” Mount Notre Dame educates and empowers young women to recognize and develop their unique capabilities to learn, live, lead and serve.

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THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN MND

Empowered YOUNG WOMAN

• Lives by Gospel values to create a just world • Possesses a solid sense of self • Pursues life-long learning • Leads while serving • Values difference • Communicates effectively • Seeks and accepts challenges • Solves problems by thinking critically • Acts purposefully with integrity

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HONORS CLASSES

60 21 20

23

DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

MOUNT NOTRE DAME

OVER

CLUBS, SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES MILLION DOLLARS IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

+ CCP

OPPORTUNITIES

AP CLASSES

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IN TOTAL AID AWARDED

25

$1,914, 750

19

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE


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Because MND is an all-girls school, there’s a sisterhood and strong sense of community that I love. Casey Kowitz ‘18

Discover a

sisterhood.

At Mount Notre Dame, students inspire and motivate each other daily to be the best they can be. This special bond between students fosters a sisterhood that empowers each student with a strong sense of community. Together, with the support of our family and friends, we are able to achieve great things. This is our legacy and YOU are our future.

I like being at MND because of the atmosphere. Girls are able to be themselves. Erin Bell ‘19

I like being at MND because of the atmosphere. Girls are able to be themselves. Erin Bell ‘19

V I E W BOOK


The MAP Program really helped guide me through my journey at MND. From the goal-setting to the Capstone Project, I found it to be an excellent way to keep me focused on the tasks I needed to take care of as I progressed through school. Anna Keene ‘19

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2018-19 Mount Notre Dame Viewbook  

Check out our MND Viewbook for some great insights into life at MND!

2018-19 Mount Notre Dame Viewbook  

Check out our MND Viewbook for some great insights into life at MND!