Mission & Values

Founded in 1857 by the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary (DHM), Nardin Academy is the oldest independent, Catholic school in Western New York. Educating children from age 18 months until 18 years, Nardin has co-ed Montessori, Lower and Middle Schools and a college preparatory Upper School for young women.

Nardin provides students with the highest standards of excellence in academics, athletics and the arts while upholding a deep commitment to service in the tradition of the DHM. Our students go on to make significant contributions to our school, our communities and our world.

Mission Statement

Inspiring hearts and minds to do amazing things for the world through faith, character, academic excellence and service.

Our Values

Recognizing, welcoming and celebrating all.

Supporting the development of our God-given talents and gifts.

Cultivating connection with each other, our communities and God.

Striving to live and serve our world with dignity, humbleness and compassion.

Sparking intellectual curiosity, inspiring imagination and encouraging exploration.

A Nardin Academy Graduate...

  • is a creative, curious and critical learner
  • leads with confidence, strength and integrity
  • grows through faith and spirituality
  • champions equity and justice
  • serves others with humility and compassion