Notre Dame High School for Girls

For other schools of the same name, see Notre Dame High School (disambiguation).
Notre Dame High School

Imagine the Possibilities...
3115 North Mason Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60634
United States
Coordinates 41°56′8″N 87°46′14″W / 41.93556°N 87.77056°W / 41.93556; -87.77056Coordinates: 41°56′8″N 87°46′14″W / 41.93556°N 87.77056°W / 41.93556; -87.77056
Type private, parochial
Denomination Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Julie Billiart
Established 1938
Founder Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Oversight Archdiocese of Chicago
Principal Irene Heidelbauer
Grades 912
Gender all-female
Enrollment 70 (2014)
Student to teacher ratio 6:1
Campus type urban
Color(s) Columbia Blue, White and Navy Blue             
Slogan Faith Based, Technology Rich, College Prep
Athletics conference Girls Catholic Athletic Conference
Mascot Lady Panther
Team name Lady Panthers
Accreditation North Central Association
Publication Literary Expressions
Newspaper Corridor Chronicle
Yearbook The Window
School fees $400-$545
Tuition $7,800
Affiliation St. Ferdinand Parish

Notre Dame High School for Girls was a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls college prep high school in Chicago, Illinois. Notre Dame High School for Girls was founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and in 2009, was incorporated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, making it part of the St. Ferdinand Parish. Teaching grades 9-12; it is located on the Northwest side of Chicago at 3115 N. Mason Ave., 60634. The school was located in the heart of a quiet, cozy neighborhood and easily accessed by public transportation. Its teachings were based on the educational philosophy of St. Julie Billiart, founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The school provides moral, academic, physical and social education.

On July 16, 2016, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago announced that, after years of dwindling enrollment, the school would be closing its doors on July 1, 2016.[1]

Our Academic Program

Notre Dame’s educational program is designed to challenge students of all abilities to achieve the highest possible level of academic and personal excellence. The goal of the program is to ensure that every student is accepted to a college or university that is best suited to fulfill her personal and professional interests and dreams.

Our faith based, technology rich curriculum offers every student the opportunity to excel. A rigorous honors program is available for students who have been identified with abilities beyond the regular college preparatory program. Notre Dame also has the same high level of success with students who have special needs.


The school welcomes young women from a variety of cultural, religious, and academic backgrounds and professes a respect for each individual, student and staff member alike.

Athletic Program

The Notre Dame athletic program is devoted and concerned with the development of the whole person. We believe that participation in athletics is an important part of student development. The goal of the program is not only to build a sound body, but also a strong Catholic attitude toward life. The coaches and staff of the athletic program consider the student’s formal education to be the highest priority. We believe that training the mind and body and developing skills in each sport are a more important goal than winning any competition.

Through their participation in the Notre Dame High School athletic program, students will develop life-long skills and positive values. These values include: leadership, healthy living habits, self-discipline, integrity, teamwork, respect for the rules and regulations, and the ability to participate through victory or defeat. Our programs are designed in their own way to teach success and failure as a natural part of life and to instill a personal pride for one’s self and one’s team.



  1. Archdiocese closing two Catholic schools in Chicago Chicago Sun-Times. July 16, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/10/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.