The Provincial Council of the Atlantic-Midwest Province has entered into a signed Purchase and Sale Agreement for Notre Dame Convent with LC Burlington Realty Corporation, which will operate a private high school, Laureate College, at NDC. A boarding school for girls run by the Sisters, Notre Dame Academy, previously existed on the property but was closed in 1983. Sisters who had been buried on the property were re-interred in 2019 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hamilton.
There will be no new structures added to the property and no site modifications that would impact the natural features on or adjacent to the property.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame currently living at NDC will continue to reside in the building until 2027, on two upper floors not occupied by the school. Access to these floors will be restricted to the Sisters, their caregivers and approved visitors. There are currently 45 SSND Sisters residing in the facility.
The first and second floors will be occupied by Laureate College’s students and staff and will include dormitory space on the second floor. There will be some shared spaces, including the dining hall, chapel, and gardens.
Once the Sisters vacate the building after 2027, the school enrollment will increase. The Montessori School currently on campus will remain with no expansion from its current 68 students and 12 staff members.
The ownership of this property and campus will be transferred to LC Burlington Realty Corporation as of May 31, and the usage of this space will be to operate the private high school known as Laureate College
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