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The MAP Program really helped guide me through my journey at MND. Finishing with the Capstone Project is the perfect way to end my senior year. Abby Johnson â€˜18
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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 cross curricular activities in the sophomore year, leadership opportunities in the junior year and culminates in a senior 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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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 five 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. Other academic opportunities include:
• Billiart Scholar Honors Program
• Co-Curricular Activities
• AP Courses Beginning Freshman Year
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.
Payton Drefcinski ‘18
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 the Intervention Department faculty. This team serves as a valuable resource to students, parents and teachers
educational plan. Academic Intervention Department members include: • Interventionist • Mathematics Specialist • Speech and Language Pathologist
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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
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.
Being a Catholic at MND means having the ability to worship, pray and live out our faith in our words and actions. At MND, we celebrate the sacraments and are encouraged to be the best version of who God wants us to be. Reilly Haas â€˜18
Mount Notre Dame is one of Cincinnati’s oldest
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 morning chapel services, to opening prayer, to religion classes and more, Jesus can be found anywhere and everywhere at MND. Having that faith connects you to everyone and provides yet another layer of comfort and community to the school. Sydney Collins ‘18 2017- 2018
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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 MND has â€“ it makes you want to join in and get involved. Grace Burns â€™18
Art & Music
Do you like to knit, paint and sing?
Dance Team Show off your moves.
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:
www.mndhs.org 2017- 2018
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Cultures. STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM The MND Exchange Program offers a student the chance to see the world by spending time abroad in Spain or France. MND collaborates with Santa Maria del Pilar, a Catholic school in Zaragoza, Spain and the Institution SainteMarie Catholic School in Belfort, France. MND exchange students study and live with a family and also host their Spanish 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 MNDâ€™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, 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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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.
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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DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
MOUNT NOTRE DAME
60 20 AP 5 20 CLASSES CLUBS, SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
MILLION DOLLARS IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS CCP classes
IN TOTAL AID AWARDED
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
Because MND is an all-girls school, there’s a sisterhood and strong sense of community that I love. Casey Kowitz ‘18
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