About Us

Our school was founded in 1991, with the objective of expanding the educational resources in Nicaragua by providing a new alternative for high quality education that supports global awareness and preparedness. Currently, our student population is represented by more than 20 different cultures from around the world. The year 1994 marked a large step in our schools’ history with the initiation of the process of joining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, and awarded our acreditation in 1995. A globally recognized and respected program, IB holds its headquarters in Switzerland and is affiliated with schools in over 75 countries. Today, Notre Dame is proudly listed as a “World School” and offers the possibility of granting an International Bachelor Diploma.

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Our educational program is focused on cultivating moral values and inquisitive minds in students starting from nursery (starting with toddlers of 24 months) and reaching all the way through senior year of secondary education. To this end, we offer a Catholic based, bilingual and multicultural program with a rigor to prepare our students for the global and competitive world of today.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an integral, holistic, multilingual, multicultural, international, Catholic-oriented, high quality education. Train young leaders with ethical and Christian values, internationally minded, sensitive and aware of the needs of mankind. Ensure academic excellence, strength and development of the vocations of our students through the implementation of international standards of the International Baccalaureate Program in order to assure: the acceptance and success in the best universities worldwide, the achievement of a full life, and a powerful and meaningful contribution to society.

Benefits of IB for students

  • Become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language

  • Students are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning

  • Students take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world


IB Student Profile at The Notre Dame School

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