About Us

Beginning in 1954, the Sisters of Notre Dame set the standard in Northeast Ohio for providing the highest level of education and care for children, grades K-8, with special learning and social needs. This tradition continues today as Julie Billiart Schools. With one campus in Lyndhurst and another in Akron, we are empowering students to believe that anything is possible.
Our Mission
To nurture and empower students with special learning needs. As Catholic K-8 schools rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame, we welcome diverse faith traditions.
Our Vision
Julie Billiart Schools strive to build self-confidence, aspire Christian values and empower students with skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for life-long learning.
Our Focus
Julie Billiart Schools serves students with unique learning and social needs including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, high functioning autism, and other differences.
St. Julie Billiart 
We are honored to have Saint Julie Billiart as our school's patroness. Born in France as the daughter of a shop owner, Julie always had a love of education and the Catholic faith. She effectively shared her love of learning with the children from her village.

The next period of her life was significantly trying. A traumatic experience left Julie paralyzed and bedridden. In spite of her physical suffering, Julie continued to teach and share her faith and humor with others from her bedside. When the French Revolution began, she offered her home to loyal priests. She was eventually forced to flee despite her poor health.

In 1803, she and Francoise Blin de Bourdon started a small religious community dedicated to education that would become known as the Sisters of Notre Dame. The following year, a miracle occurred: Julie, after being paralyzed for 22 years, began to walk again. She continued to share the faith until her death in 1816. Pope Paul VI canonized her in 1969.
St. Julie Billiart
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