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Upper Level Academics

Notre Dame Prep’s Upper Level is all about college—and life—prep! A focus on creativity, collaboration, and communication prepares our students for 21st-century global citizenship.

The liberal arts, namely those courses essential for solid college preparation, anchor a Notre Dame Prep education. English, science, math, history, religion, language, and other foundational
subjects combine to provide the skills to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve problems creatively. From this core, students delve into personal interests through focused programs such as STEAM, Humanities, and fine and performing arts. NDP offers more than 150 core courses and electives, including 22 AP courses, and a multi-phased approach to learning combine into a rigorous program that engages students and builds confidence.

Academics is complemented by an active social justice program for all grades, broad and deep co-curricular offerings, age-appropriate exploration of spirituality, and extensive athletic opportunities.

Notre Dame remains one of Maryland’s top independent schools as it continues its mission of educating and empowering girls to become women who transform the world.


Hear why NDP academics are the best!

Honor Societies at NDP

  • Cum Laude Society
  • International Thespian Society 
  • Language Honor Societies in Spanish, French and Chinese
  • Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National Forensics League
  • National Science Honor Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society
  • Social Studies Honor Society
  • Tri-M National Music Honor Society