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A timeline of the Institute of Notre Dame, Maryland’s oldest Catholic college prep school for girls

The Institute of Notre Dame, Maryland’s oldest Catholic college preparatory school for girls, announced Tuesday that it would close its doors June 30. The school served girls in grades 9-12 for 173 years and spent its entirety on Aisquith Street in East Baltimore. Here are key dates in the school’s history.

1847: IND is founded by Mother Theresa Gerhardinger and the School Sisters of Notre Dame

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1852: Oldest remaining building is constructed

1864: First class graduates

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1892: Current chapel is built

1923: Class of 1923 is the first to complete a four-year standardized high school course

1924: IND is placed on the Maryland State Department of Education list of approved nonpublic secondary schools

1954: Barbara Mikulski, former United States senator from Maryland, graduates

1958: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi graduates

1992: IND receives $600,000 gift from the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation to build a gymnasium, its first major addition in 66 years

2005: Science department named in honor of late alum Dr. Rita Sloan Berndt, former neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School

2013: Faculty endowment fund established by Dr. Berndt and husband Rick Berndt receives last pledge payment toward $2 million goal

2015: David Ring is selected as the school’s first male president

2020: IND announces that it will close June 30

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