Mount Notre Dame High School

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Mount Notre Dame High School
Mt. Notre Dame High School Logo.png
711 East Columbia Avenue


United States
Coordinates39°13′15″N 84°25′47″W / 39.22083°N 84.42972°W / 39.22083; -84.42972Coordinates: 39°13′15″N 84°25′47″W / 39.22083°N 84.42972°W / 39.22083; -84.42972
TypeParochial girls secondary school
MottoEmpowering and Challenging Young Women Since 1860
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 17, 1860[citation needed]
PresidentJudy Gerwe[1]
PrincipalKaren Day[2]
Teaching staff45.1 (on an FTE basis)[3]
Enrollment677 (2017-18)[3]
Student to teacher ratio15.0[3]
Color(s)Columbia blue and white   
Athletics conferenceGirls Greater Cincinnati League
NewspaperPaw Prints
YearbookMountain Lore
AffiliationSisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Mount Notre Dame High School (MND) is an exceptional Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young women. The school is affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as a part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.


In the early 19th century, Notre Dame Academy was a day and boarding school in downtown Cincinnati.[4] Because of the poor conditions on Sixth Street, the school transferred the boarding school to a serene perch in Reading in 1860.[4] Three decades later, day school students joined them.[4] MND became a diocesan high school in 1956 and has perpetuated their strong legacy as the oldest all-female academy in Cincinnati.[4]


MND offers a curriculum of over 100 courses configured to prepare and develop students for higher education.[5] 20 Advanced Placement (AP) curricula can challenge high schoolers to obtain college credit.

Academic Honor Societies include Latin Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and more.


Mount Notre Dame welcomes all young women who desire an education. Admission acceptance is determined by a board of guidance counselors, administrators, and staff who review each application.

MND’s admission process includes an online application. MND will request school records from each applicant’s current school.  School records typically include grade reports from 6th, 7th and first quarter/trimester of 8th grade, prior standardized test scores, and copies of any IEP/Accommodation plans.[6]

Extracurricular activities[]


MND has won 25 state championships and six state runner up titles in five different sports.[7] Fall sports include cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball. Basketball, bowling, and swimming & diving are in the winter. MND's spring sports are lacrosse, softball, and track & field. The cougars compete in the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Girls Greater Catholic League, "upholding integrity, sportsmanship, respect, and responsibility."[7]

Clubs and Organizations[8][]

  • Ambassadors
  • Art Club
  • Book Club
  • Cougars Who Code
  • Drug Free Club of America
  • French Club
  • Société Honoraire de Français (National French Honor Society)
  • Fun in Fitness
  • Girls Athletic Association
  • MND Academic League
  • Japanese Culture Club
  • Latin Club
  • Latin Honor Society
  • M;ND Strong
  • Model United Nations
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Honor Society
  • Rho Kappa
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
  • National Spanish Honor Society
  • Theatre Enthusiasts
  • Writer's Café

Notable alumnae[]


  1. ^ "Message from Judy Gerwe - MND Head of School". Mount Notre Dame High School. Archived from the original on 2015-10-20. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Karen Day Appointed Associate Head of School" (Press release). Mount Notre Dame High School. October 3, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-10-12. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for MOUNT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL". Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b c d "History". Mount Notre Dame High School. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  5. ^ MND (2020). "Course Catalog" (PDF). Course Catalog. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Class of 2025 - APPLY NOW". Mount Notre Dame High School. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  7. ^ Jump up to: a b "Athletics". Mount Notre Dame High School. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  8. ^ "Clubs & Organizations". Mount Notre Dame High School. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  9. ^ , Wikipedia, 2020-12-19, retrieved 2020-12-28
  10. ^ , Wikipedia, 2020-12-19, retrieved 2020-12-28
  11. ^ , Wikipedia, 2020-11-15, retrieved 2020-12-28

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