High School

Welcome to Nardin Academy High School, the oldest all-girl private, Catholic high school in WNY.

Nestled in the heart of the Elmwood Village, Nardin Academy has been nurturing confident, college-ready young women for the past 160 years as Buffalo’s oldest all-girls Catholic high school. The commitment to academic excellence, service, and faith continues to be the foundation for all that we do.

In the tradition of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, our girls commit to serving others with humility and compassion in their local, national, and global communities. Our girls can be found serving in the heart of Buffalo during the school year as well as in the summer months in the Appalachian Region, Cincinnati, and in New Orleans.

From the stage to the athletic field, our girls learn to lead with confidence. Nardin provides opportunities for girls to compete in local choral, orchestra, band, and theatrical competitions in addition to providing robust fine arts course offerings in clay works, photography, and interior design. Our athletics department has the unique opportunity for girls to learn and compete in squash and crew, with our new Athletics Center and West Side Rowing Club close by. Our all-girls engineering course and media maker space also allow for hands-on exploration in STEAM related fields.

All leadership positions in over 50 clubs are held by girls, and students are encouraged to propose new clubs to explore their passions. From our our business entrepreneurial club to our nationally ranked TARC rocketry team, girls have the opportunity to get involved outside the classroom during the school day. This year, our girls will have an opportunity to travel to Chicago with our Model UN team, to Disney World as a senior, to Europe or Australia as part of our international travel program, and to Savannah and Philadelphia as part of our exploratory WinterMission week in January.

Nardin’s dedicated faculty is committed to creating authentic meaningful learning experiences that promote creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking. Our re-designed schedule allows our faculty to dig deeper in their subject area and students time for reflection in a longer class period. Most importantly, it supports the well being of our students.  

It’s an exciting time to be at Nardin, and I look forward to working with you.

Dr. Kara M. Schwabel
Interim Principal

Experience Nardin Academy High School

Why All-Girls?

The advantages of girls' schools are clear. Click to learn more.

Student Life

Nardin girls are actively involved in our community. Click to learn more.


Our counselors work to make the high school experience special and successful for each student. Click to learn more.