History of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic institution and all its activities find their source in Christian Philosophy. Founded by St. Julie Billiart in France in 1804, the Sisters of Notre Dame follow the charismatic spirit of St. Julie marked by simplicity of vision and joy in communication too the people, the goodness of God. Notre Dame means ‘our Lady’ in French. Our Lady is Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Notre Dame Academy is under the maternal guidance and protection of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Imbued by the Charism of St. Julie, the Sisters of Notre Dame have established foundations throughout the world. They give witness to God’s love by involvement in various educational, social and medical services in India, Belgium, Korea, Germany, Brazil, England, Indonesia, Italy, Papua New Guine, Holland, the United States and Africa.
The first Notre Dame School in India was established in Jamalpur, Bihar in 1949 and then in Patna in 1960. Other Notre Dame Schools can be found in West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgharh, Jammu and Kashmir and with numerous schools in Bihar.