Notre Dame Prep: In Six Words

In recent years, social media has provided a large canvas for authors who are eager to share their stories or memoirs…in six words. Probably the most famous six-word story, which is often credited (without substantiation) to Ernest Hemingway, reads: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This is an extreme example of short or “flash fiction,” which is…

Embrace Your Inner Geek

If Mark Zuckerbeg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, makes a recommendation, then you know it’s probably pretty good advice. So girls of the world…heed Mr. Zuckerberg and embrace your inner “nerd”! As Education Week reported, in response to one grandma’s Facebook post about the advice she gives to her granddaughters – “date the nerd in…

The 7 Best Things about Attending NDP

The number seven is pretty special at Notre Dame Prep, from our seven grades—sixth through twelfth—to the seven columns marking the front entrance to the school. So in that spirit of seven, here are the seven best reasons to attend NDP, as identified by those individuals who can develop such a list…NDP students! The uniform—Briana…

You Know It’s Spring at NDP When…

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market should be open any day now. A drive up Charles Street is dotted with beautiful white blossoms on the median trees. And there’s just enough pollen on my car to change its “blackberry pearl” hue to a shade of dark Chartreuse. It must be spring in Baltimore! Here at NDP, spring…

The Parable of the Blue Dress

By Jill Bateman ‘15  Members of the General Council of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, based in Rome, Italy, visited NDP Tuesday, April 21. As part of the sisters’ visit, NDP hosted a special assembly featuring student speakers and musicians. Senior Jill Bateman opened up the ceremony with these remarks. One of the first…

A Team Effort

By Catherine Sullivan, Middle Level Campus Minister It usually happens on a Wednesday. The rush of Middle Level students heading downstairs for lunch, followed by a brief calm. Then slowly, one by one, a girl in a blue dress and saddle shoes pops her head into my classroom. Each asks the same question, politely and…

She’s There for Everyone

This year, 2015, marks Sister Patricia McCarron’s “trifecta”: her 10th year as Notre Dame Preparatory School Headmistress, her 25th as a School Sister of Notre Dame, and her 30th as an educator (in fact, her very first teaching job right out of college was here at NDP!). Baltimore’s Daily Record, which included Sister Patricia in its 2013 “Circle of Excellence,”…

Guilty (and not so guilty) Pleasures: 2015

Guilty pleasures. Admit it, readers. We all have them. Sex and the City, French mimes, chocolate in the glove compartment (you know who you are).  A guilty pleasure is something you enjoy despite feeling guilty about it. Sometimes the guilt is really just fear. Fear of being found out. Of others discovering your plebeian tastes…

Advent Love, Justice and Wisdom

By Sarah Myers, Language Department Chairperson At NDP quiet Advent joy crescendos into Tree Trim, Concerts and Christmas Liturgy At NDP the girls are waiting and watching, witnessing and learning. The celebration of Advent has begun and laptops display countdown clocks that tick over the days until Christmas. Teachers, staff and administrators move students forward…

You Can Go Home Again!

By Laura Kerney Mackle ’99, NDP Spanish teacher and recent celebrator at her 15th high school reunion Never did I imagine at graduation in 1999, that 15 years later I would be back at Notre Dame not as “Laura Kerney”, but as a faculty member in the Language Department. In August, I began teaching Spanish…

The Legacy of Foundation Day

By Margaret R. Potter ’68, NDP Learning Specialist and SSND Associate   On Friday, October 24, the NDP community joins with School Sister of Notre Dame sponsored institutions around the globe to celebrate Foundation Day and the beginnings of the SSNDs. This amazing community of women ministers on five continents all with a single focus—the…

Life in the OR

Life in the OR By Olivia Kaiss ‘15 and Kaitlyn Griffin ‘15 Last evening, 76 students were inducted into the National Science Honor Society. Kaitlin and Olivia, members of this elite group, participated in the Summer Medical Internship Program (SMIP), a hallmark of NDP’s Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math (STEAM) program. Everyone has his or her own perception of…