Welcome to Notre Dame Education Center, a comprehensive adult education center located in South Boston. Here on our web site you’ll find information about our programs, how to volunteer with us, and how to become one of our supporters.
Since opening our doors in 1992, our mission has been to provide quality education and support services in a diverse, caring community that empowers adult learners to realize their full potential.
During the past 25 years, we’ve served more than 9,000 students from all over the Boston area who are seeking the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their families. We’re very proud to carry on the commitment of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, our founders, who have served the Boston community for more than 150 years.
Just like the Sisters, we are committed to remaining in South Boston. In fact, we recently purchased our building at 200 Old Colony Avenue. With the upcoming redevelopment of our site, we’ll be here to serve the community for many years to come!
We carry out our commitment to our students through two key departments.
Adult Education Services encompasses our Literacy and Academic Achievement Program and our College and Career Pathways Program.
Youth Education Services offers an innovative high-school diploma program, as well as a High School Equivalency and Postsecondary Preparation program.
Also contained within the College and Career Pathways Program is the Workforce Development Initiative, and our distance-learning option, which allows students to pursue academic goals online while enjoying the supervision and support of an online teacher. I’m proud to say that NDEC is a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education statewide Hub for distance learning for English for Speakers of Other Languages. This year, we’ve expanded our commitment to distance learning by becoming an Adult Basic Education Hub, which serves students working toward a high-school equivalency.
With deep roots in South Boston, a talented, dedicated staff and resilient students, NDEC is taking the best of our past and connecting it to the skills needed for today’s competitive job market. We welcome your interest! Like us on Facebook, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @ndecboston.
Mary Rose Durante, Esq.
Executive Director and CEO