Notre Dame School is a Catholic institution managed by the Sisters of Notre Dame whose headquarter is in Bangalore. Therefore, all decisions of the Governing Body find their source in Christian philosophy and theology.

Notre Dame School traces its origin to its spiritual mother, St. Julie Billiart of France, who founded the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1804. Her Charismatic spirit of finding God's goodness in everything was handed over to own foundress Sister Aloysia Wolbring, who instituted the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Coesfeld, Germany, in 1850.

Urged by the charism of St.Julie and Sister Aloysia, Notre Dame has established foundations throughout the world. The institution gives witness to God's love by involvement in various educational, social and medical services in Germany, Italy, England, Holland, United States, South America, Indonesia, India, Korea, Papua New Guinea, Africa and the Philipines.

The first Notre Dame School in India was founded in Jamalpur, Bihar, in 1950. Today, Notre Dame institutions are found in states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra.