Since the beginning of our congregation, education has been our primary ministry. Our first Coesfeld sisters were themselves professional educators and began a teacher training institute as one of the original works of the congregation in 1850.
For over 100 years, we have contributed to the growth of the flourishing system of Catholic schools in Northeast Ohio, collaborating with outstanding lay women and men in staffing parish to offer a variety of educational services to children, and young and adult learners.
Today, we serve thousands of students in the Greater Cleveland area through our SND sponsored institutions. These institutions reflect our charism and spirit, as they continue in relationship to promote the mission of Jesus, build community and encourage the application of our educational principles.
They are grounded in the centrality of a good and provident God, the human dignity of each person as an image of God, the Notre Dame educator as Gospel witness, and an integrated education for transformation.
Together, we globally share an educational vision:
Impelled by Jesus Christ and his mission and our rich educational heritage, we provide a Catholic environment of educational excellence for the transformation of individuals and society. We form persons who are skilled and committed to journey together in hope as witnesses and catalysts for the responsible care of all God’s creation and for justice and peace, especially for those on the margins of society.
The following sponsored institutions and educational ministries may be found as listed here.
Notre Dame College – South Euclid, Ohio
Notre Dame Schools
Julie Billiart Schools – Lyndhurst, Ohio and Akron, Ohio