The Sisters of Notre Dame


​The Sisters of Notre Dame of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province in Covington, Kentucky are consecrated women missioned in the church to proclaim God's goodness and provident care by living Gospel values in vibrant communities, by promoting Catholic education, especially for women, and for children in urban and mission schools, and by fostering the fullness of life, especially for people who are poor, sick and aged.


The Sisters of Notre Dame is an international congregation of over 2,000 women religious serving worldwide in nineteen countries. It is an active apostolic congregation with four SND provinces in the United States:


St. Joseph Heights Provincial Center is home to the 116 professsed members (108 from the US and 8 from Uganda) of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province in Covington, Kentucky. The Province has 6 Sponsored Ministries:


The Sisters of Notre Dame of Coesfeld, Germany were founded in 1850 for the education of children and the care of elders. They are consecrated for mission in the Church to serve people, especially those who experience poverty in its various forms, through education and other ministries. Today, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province continue the ministry of education in several educational institutions and with a wide range of educational services.


The SND National Education Office, based in Chardon, Ohio, provides direction and support to sponsored and affiliated ministries in advancing the Educational Vision & Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.


​The Sisters of Notre Dame in Covington, Kentucky sponsor the following educational institutions: