Carrots, Camels, Salads, and Silver Cups: Gym Meet Memories

It’s hard to explain, amazing to see, and unforgettable to all. Yes, we’re talking about NDP’s beloved tradition Gym Meet! Alumnae from all decades point to this 80-plus year-old competition and its many components—Calisthenics, then aerobics, marching, dance, and song! Larger-than-life props! Costumes made from trash bags! Left-left-left-right-left!—among their dearest recollections of NDP. The Silver…

O Holy Night…

Tradition is one word that NDP knows well, and at Christmas time traditions abound. The campus is beautifully decorated, tree trim carols resound, advisories organize gifts for families in need and secret Santas stash secret gifts where you least expect to find them! Eleven years ago music teacher, Jerry Smith, came to NDP after a…

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…

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…

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…

Funding HER Future

By Patty Lagator Knott ’86, co-chairperson of NDP’s Honor Tradition…Value Change…Fund Her Future Capital Campaign   Who is SHE? SHE is Notre Dame. SHE is your daughter, your neighbor, your granddaughter, and your friend. SHE is a future Engineer, Lawyer, Professor, Scientist, Inventor, and Author. SHE can be anything! SHE is the NDP girl who will…

What Did I Learn in School Today?

It has been nearly two years since I was first invited to create a blog for Notre Dame Prep. What began as a marketing tool for NDP quickly became a labor of love for me. What a great gig. I spent the better part of the past 24 months interviewing those people who represent the…

One Story: Minnie Jang

Senior Minnie Jang has a system for applying to schools that has worked quite well for her. Essentially, it boils down to this: You pick the school you want to go to… and apply. That’s it. No second, third, or fourth choice. No back up plan. No safe bets. Just go for it. That’s what…

NDP Sophomores- Second to None

As any middle child knows, being sandwiched between others has its distinct advantages. The bad news is, the spotlight is rarely on you. The good news is…the spotlight is rarely on you. And when you get right down to it, that’s not a bad place to be at all. Just ask the sophomores. They know…