Rebel With A Cause


On April 25th, 2024, Notre Dame Academy will host our largest fundraiser of the year  Rebel with a Cause  to celebrate our NDA community. Honoring the recipients of the Knollwood Award and the inductees to the Society of Arts, this event showcases the values imbued in an NDA educational experience and how they prepare alumnae for their lives as women in the world. The awardees are members of the NDA community who exemplify Notre Dame’s tradition of service to others and values of character, community, and commitment.

Help us recognize a deserving member of the NDA community by nominating them
for a Knollwood or Society of the Arts Award. Nominations are due by Friday, February 9. 
Honorees will be announced Thursday, February 15.

The Knollwood Awards

The Knollwood Awards were established by the Board of Trustees of Notre Dame Academy to honor women whose commitment to their vocations and dedication to the service of others exemplifies the Notre Dame Academy tradition. The Knollwood Award is presented to an NDA alumna or community leader whose demonstrated interest in education, and service to the Greater Worcester Community, and achievements in her chosen life’s work identifies her as having the special spirit that Notre Dame Academy cultivates and fosters among its students. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the Knollwood Awards!

View the listing of past Knollwood Award Recipients here.


The Society of the Arts Awards

Established in 2014, the NDA  Society of the Arts honors alumnae, retired faculty, and staff who demonstrate excellence and dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art. Inductees use their talents to inspire others, bringing art to the attention of the community. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Society of the Arts Awards!

View the listing of past Society of the Arts Award Recipients here.


Your support of Notre Dame Academy allows us to be here for our students - and for the students of the future. Financial aid and scholarships enrich our community by providing equitable access to a premier education for young women who otherwise would not have the opportunity to benefit from a transformative experience that inspires confident, forward-thinking, compassionate leaders. This event celebrates our values, which ensure that each student can take the education that, as St. Julie instilled, "Teach them what they need to know for life” and make our world a better place.


Event Sponsorships available
For information please contact Major Gift Officer Mary Elizabeth Maloney '62 or 508.757.6200 ext. 276


Please contact Chief Advancement Officer Sherri Pitcher with any additional questions about this event. or 774.452.3905

See photos from the 2023 event!