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Welcome to Nardin Academy, a school of academic excellence grounded in the values and philosophy of our Catholic faith.

As the oldest Catholic independent school in Western New York, our rich educational tradition dates back to 1857 when our school was founded as “St. Mary’s Academy and Industrial Female School” by the Daughters of the Heart of Mary (DHM), a society of Catholic women who sought to provide faith-based education to children, particularly girls, in the Buffalo diocese.

For 160 years, Nardin Academy has continued to follow the examples set by these remarkable women. Each day through exceptional experiences and opportunities for leadership, we encourage students to recognize their part in our global community and to leverage their talents and gifts to do amazing things for the world.

I encourage you to explore our website and all of its features. Whether you would like to learn more about our innovative curriculum and programs, follow our current news, subscribe to our Nardin Gators athletics schedules, or schedule a visit, within these pages I hope you are able to glimpse the vibrancy of our community both at our Cleveland Avenue campus and our Montessori Oishei Campus.

I hope to see you here soon.


Marsha Joy Sullivan


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