Mount Notre Dame High School

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Basic Information

Address: 711 East Columbia Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
County: Hamilton
School District: N/A
Phone Number: 513-821-3044
Fax Number: 513-821-6068

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Mount Notre Dame High School
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Additional Information

President: Judy Back Gerwe '78
School Type: Catholic All Girls
Founded: 1860
Ages/Grades: 9-12
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati
School Setting:

Mount Notre Dame is a Catholic, college preparatory high school for female students featuring over 150 academic course offerings, including 26 Honors classes, 20 AP Courses and multiple CCP opportunities. MND students are challenged to achieve more and graduate as empowered young women inspired to transform the world!

School Size: 715
Classroom Size: 19 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1


Financial Aid:

46 percent of students receive some form of financial aid


Ministry & Religion, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, World Languages, Fine Arts-Visual, Fine Arts-Performing, Science, Physical Education & Health, Information Technology & Business


College Preparatory School featuring 1-to-1 Tablet PC Learning and Block Scheduling. MND offers over 150 different courses including College Credit Plus, AP, Honors and featuring a Billiart Honors Program for students in addition to numerous academic clubs and opportunities for students.
Mount Notre Dame’s My Action Plan (MAP) Program is a four-year empowerment journey that provides challenging and engaging experiences to encourage growth in the nine Empowerment Characteristics. Through this program students become active members of the MND community, write and assess personal and academic goals, create a four-year academic plan and participate in grade level activities. The program is based on four key themes of MND’s mission statement that challenge our students to “…recognize and develop their unique capacities to learn, live, lead and serve.”

The MAP Program begins the summer before an incoming student’s freshman year. Every MND student is assigned a MAP guide; a faculty or staff member that meets with the student and her parent(s) to introduce them to MND, the MAP program and answer questions. This is a great way for families to be welcomed into the MND family.

A notable component of the MAP Program is the yearly goal setting that is done by every student. At the beginning of each year, students create goals for themselves and then assess them periodically throughout the school year. This has a profound impact in the ability for a student to self reflect, work towards growing in a variety of areas and having a plan to make it happen. This program, which is unique to Mount Notre Dame, prepares students to be proficient in goal setting and accomplishing goals.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100
Support Services:

Student support is provided by four school counselors, a health and wellness counselor, a testing coordinator, a testing coordinator, teachers and faculty. Additional assistance is available through our Intervention Department faculty. This team serves as a valuable resource to students, parents and teachers in implementing the student’s
educational plan.
Academic Intervention Department members
• Interventionists
• Mathematics Specialist
• Speech and Language Pathologist

Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

School is wired for technology and all students participate in the One-To-One Tablet PC Program

School Championships:

MND has won 24 Division 1 State Championships in Ohio, including multiple basketball (7) and volleyball titles (9).
Basketball last won in 2019 and volleyball in 2016. Volleyball has the most state titles of any program in Ohio with 9 and basketball is tied for the most with 7.

School Clubs:

MND has over 60 clubs available to students, ranging from academic honor societies, student government, a muilticultural student union, Right to Life, Writer's Cafe', Adopt-A-Sis, and many others.

Notable Graduates:

Rachael Adams 2008 (US Olympian-Volleyball), Rebecca Jasontek 1993 (US Olympian-Synchronized Swimming) Rose Lavelle 2013 (US World Cup Soccer), Mel Thomas 2004 (HS All-American Basketball), Marianne Hoobler Staubach 1960, Penny Asbrock Cunningham 1967

Parking Spaces/Availability:

limited parking options

Uniform Guidelines:

Uniforms are required at Mount Notre Dame.

Admissions Requirements:

MND does have admissions requirements for students including a High School Placement Test that all students must take. More details can be found on the website.

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.

School History:

Did you know that Mount Notre Dame is Cincinnati’s oldest all-female academy? With an incredible legacy of educating and empowering young women, Mount Notre Dame has a rich history! Mount Notre Dame is affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur which is a religious order that originated in France and Belgium. The order is an international organization with a main US region located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1860.