Notre Dame Academy, Patna

Notre Dame Academy
Patliputra Colony
Patna, Bihar, 800013
Motto "Lead Me From Darkness To Light"
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1960
School district Patna
Area trustee Miss Sheenam Gupta
Director Sister Mary Neeta SND
Principal Sister Mary Jessy SND
Grades 1-12
Gender female
Classes offered 1-12th grade
Medium of language English
Language English
Hours in school day 6 hours
Classrooms Well equipped
Houses Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
Nickname NDA
Accreditation Central Board of Secondary Education[1]
Affiliation CBSE

Notre Dame Academy (NDA) is a Roman Catholic secondary school for girls in Patna, India, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Patna, serving girls in grades 112.[2]


The first Notre Dame School in India was founded in Jamalpur, Bihar in 1950.[3] The Notre Dame Academy, Patna was founded on February 2, 1960, under control of the Patna Notre Dame Sister's Society by Sister St. Thomas SND, Sister Mary Freda and Sister Sushila. It is associated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Patna.[4]

The society was founded in 1804 by St. Julie Billiart (1751-1816) as Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in France. From there the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame was formed in Coesfeld, Germany, in 1850, from where the mission spread, offering educational, social and medical services.[5]

Today, it is a girls' school in the city, with an emphasis on extracurricular activities along with studies.[6][7][8] It has a Montessori section which allows co-education. The school is associated with SPIC MACAY programs.[9]

It supports Julie School, a school system for the poor who cannot afford to pay for their education. Notre Dame celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2009.

Notre Dame Academy Main Building

Notre Dame has also sent some of its students in films like Aanya in Ye Khula Aasman



"Lead Me From Darkness To Light".

Notable alumni

See also


  1. CBSE's +2 course exclusively to girls, Notre Dame Academy... The Times of India, June 24, 2008.
  2. Notre Dame girl declared 'brain' of Patna The Times of India, July 15, 2002.
  3. "Our Mission in India - Sisters of Notre Dame, Chardon, Ohio". Sisters of Notre Dame, Chardon, Ohio. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  4. The Catholic directory of India, by Pious Society of St. Paul, Catholic Church. Bishops' Conference of India. Published by St. Paul Publications., 1972. Page 355.
  5. About Notre Dame Academy
  6. Notre Dame kids present lively music concert The Times of India, December 1, 2001.
  7. The two-day science exhibition organised by the Parents Teachers Association, Notre Dame Academy, Patna.. The Times of India, December 7, 2000.
  8. 90 percenters all around in city The Times of India, May 30, 2007. "The girls of Notre Dame Academy also fared well. "As many as 154 of the 155 students secured first division," said school principal Sister Jayashree."
  9. Shovana Narayan performs at Notre Dame Academy The Times of India, August 5, 2004.
  10. Notre Dame Academy Almuni Association... The Times of India, February 6, 2009.

Coordinates: 25°38′02″N 85°06′29″E / 25.6340°N 85.1080°E / 25.6340; 85.1080

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