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Vision, Mission, Hallmarks

Vision Statement:  The Academy of Notre Dame is a premiere institution providing a robust, socially conscious, innovative education, informed by the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community that prepares its students to be community leaders. 

Mission Statement: The Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, a Catholic private school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart.  The Academy offers rigorous educational programming from Pre-K through a college-preparatory Upper School.

Our mission focuses on educating the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence.  We nurture a belief in the goodness of God and the dignity of each person.  We are committed to community-building, diversity, global justice and service to those in need.

Hallmarks: The Hallmarks of our Notre Dame de Namur learning community include:


Hallmark 1: We proclaim by our lives even more than by our words that God is good.

Hallmark 2: We honor the dignity and sacredness of each person.

Hallmark 3: We educate for and act on behalf of justice, peace and care for all creation.

Hallmark 4: We commit ourselves to community service.

Hallmark 5: We embrace the gift of diversity.

Hallmark 6: We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve.

Hallmark 7: We develop holistic learning communities which educate for life.

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