For nearly 150 years, Notre Dame Prep has remained rooted in the tradition of an outstanding liberal arts education while also being responsive to the educational needs of the times.
The all-girls Catholic school opened a 23,500-square-foot Innovation Wing to students at the end of January. A formal dedication will be held at a later date. The space leverages NDP’s already-strong STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and liberal arts curricula and provides a dedicated space for interdisciplinary and specialized STEAM studies as well as classes in its Humanities program.
The three-story building features sleek lines, cool functions and consists of the following: A two-story fabrication lab; medical suite (including an anatomage table, a virtual dissection table; the first high school in Maryland to have a life-size table); media arts center; classrooms dedicated to architecture and design and to cybersecurity and computer science; two new classrooms for the Bette Ellis O’Conor Humanities Program that provide the space and flexibility to co-locate the school’s upper-level English, religion and social studies departments; two art galleries; recording studio; large gathering area; and the largest enclosed courtyard on campus
Classes planned for the area include various advance placement courses, digital media, engineering principles, engineering design, civil engineering and structures, aerospace engineering and aviation, architecture, medical illustrations, anatomy and physiology, intro to sports medicine, genetics of biotechnology, infectious disease, biomedical engineering, biology of cancer and various courses in the humanities.