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At Notre Dame Prep, Art & Service Are Intertwined

Zarina Davies

Walking down the hallways of Notre Dame Preparatory School is something like wandering through a gallery. The walls are lined with paintings and drawings of various sizes and subjects – and undeniable quality.

At NDP, Learning Happens in the Classroom, Courtroom & Boardroom

NDP students Chloe Ober ’17 and Sophia Zystra ’17 intern at Franklin Square Hospital

At the beginning of her junior year at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Chloe Ober had a lot of ideas about which career path she might like to pursue after graduation.

Technology Meets Creativity in NDP’s New Innovation Lab

Eighth graders build robots in the lab.
Eighth graders build robots in NDP’s Innovation Lab.

STEAM is one of the biggest buzzwords in education today.

Where Do SFA Grads Go to High School?

 from the SFA website:

High School Preparation

St. Francis of Assisi has a proud tradition of preparing students for the high school of their choice. Our graduates attend Catholic, independent, and highly selective public schools. Many receive merit scholarships.Once in high school, they show leadership, excel athletically, and serve their communities. Our alumni go on to college and to graduate programs in medicine, law, education, and more.

Recent High School Acceptances


  • Archbishop Curley
  • Calvert Hall
  • Catholic High
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit
  • Institute of Notre Dame
  • Loyola Blakefield
  • Maryvale
  • Mercy
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School


  • Boys Latin
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Friends School
  • Gilman
  • Park School
  • St. Paul’s School for Girls
  • St. Timothy’s


  • Baltimore School for the Arts
  • Baltimore City College
  • Baltimore Polytechnic
  • Western High School
  • Dulaney High School
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical
  • Digital Harbor High School


St. Ignatius School Finds Room to Grow


The Jesuit middle school (full name St. Ignatius Loyola Academy) has enjoyed snug quarters on Calvert Street, tucked between Center Stage and the parish church, for the past 18 years. But the cramped classrooms and narrow hallways were becoming a burden, especially as the school plans to increase its enrollment beyond the 70 students it now has. So when a Federal Hill building (occupied for the past 130+ years by a Catholic elementary school) became vacant a couple years ago, the parish snapped to attention.

And as Catholic schools close across the country, St. Ignatius offers a different kind of model — one that’s seemed to succeed so far. It only accepts low-income students and charges no tuition… at least to the students’ families. Instead, the $12,500 annual cost of the 11-month program is shouldered by sponsors. Most students continue on to Catholic or independent high schools, and they have a 98 percent graduation rate.

The move won’t happen until 2013, but the students have a lot to look forward to. The new school will have double the space, and something that St. Ignatius has been lacking until now:  a gym and sports fields.