Thank you for your interest in Nardin Academy. As the oldest, private Catholic school in Western New York, Nardin is uniquely situated in the heart of the Elmwood Village, where young women, boys and girls get to experience an outstanding education alongside a vibrant, urban community.

At Nardin, we nurture your child’s innate curiosity beginning as early as 18 months in our Montessori program located in a stately home on West Ferry Street. As parents begin to think about their child’s education, Montessori is an excellent choice for those families desiring a child-centered education that promotes independence and cultivates intellectual inquiry.

Our kindergarten - 8th grade co-ed elementary program, located on our main campus, is exploding with inspiration as our teachers engage our students outside the limitations of New York State standardized tests. Creative freedom in the classroom is further enhanced by our new schedule and DaVinci period, allowing us to engage in project-based learning beyond the regular curriculum.

Our all-girl high school has consistently ranked #1 or #2 in Western New York high schools. Beyond the classroom, our young women and alums talk about sisterhood, life-long friendships, confidence and superlative preparation for life. Colleges and employers talk about Nardin graduates as poised and self-possessed, who are natural leaders and hard workers.

Deciding on a school is one of the most important decisions a family can make and we would be honored to partner with you in your educational journey.

I invite you to learn about Nardin Academy and the Nardin Difference, and I look forward to welcoming you to our campus to see for yourself all that Nardin has to offer you and your child.

Warmest regards,

Catharine Miles-Kania
Vice President of Enrollment Management

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

Admissions Office Summer Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 8:30am - 4pm

Upcoming Admissions Events

  • Experience Nardin Summer Camp, July 9 - July 20
  • Pop-In & Play with Montessori Summer Camp: July 13 and July 20

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Nardin Montessori has encouraged discovery and independence since 1963. Click for admission information.


Nardin Elementary engages students in the learning process, preparing for high school and beyond. Click for admission information.

High School

Nardin High School is an empowering community for girls where each can recognize her potential. Click for admission information.