Sponsored Ministries

Lial Catholic School

Lial Catholic School, is a continuous progress school surrounded by 96 beautiful wooded acres on Davis Road in Whitehouse, Ohio. Lial provides a caring community focusing on Gospel values and the formation of the whole child. United with parents, Lial is committed to academic excellence and the development of life skills necessary for each child’s unique God-given gifts for the service to society.

The Lial campus was designed to allow for open space for interaction among classrooms, quiet places for thought, fluid space for creativity, and an abundance of God’s natural light to bless each person throughout the day.
Lial students actively move throughout the campus. All students change rooms for their different subject areas, allowing teachers to specialize in their particular subject areas. The multi-age, continuous progress classroom structure is unique among elementary schools in Northwest Ohio. Tours are readily available by calling the office—419-877-5167.

Maria Early Learning Center

Maria Early Learning Center is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Since 1990 the Sisters have been providing quality child care and learning experiences for infants through preschool children. The program is licensed by the state of Ohio and recognized as a Step Up to Quality Five Star Center. Maria programs are play-based and the curriculum is carefully designed to provide engaging, developmentally appropriate activities that encourage children to be confident, competent learners. As a Catholic learning center, Maria recognizes the importance of supporting the child’s spiritual development.


Notre Dame Academy & Junior Academy

Founded in 1904 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Academy and Junior Academy lead the way with exceptional opportunities for young women in a faith-based community for girls in grades 7 – 12. Notre Dame Academy is known for having the largest all-girls honors and Advanced Placement program, an International Baccalaureate Program, the largest area all-girls fine and performing arts program, and the top athletic program earning the All Sports Championship ten years in a row. Students also have all types of leadership opportunities through unique programs with over 30 clubs. As a community, Notre Dame Academy is also involved in several large scale special service projects such as the annual December trip to Appalachia. Notre Dame Academy students and their families donate gifts for nearly 600 adults and children setting up a parish toy store so families in Harlan, KY, can secure Christmas gifts for their children. The girls also host a family party where each adult and child receives a gift.

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