École Notre Dame des Victoires Centennial Celebration

Mayor London Breed proclaimed January 12, 2024 as “École Notre Dame des Victoires Day”.

École Notre Dame des Victoires (NDV), the oldest French school in the west, celebrated its Centennial on Friday, January 12, 2024 at City Hall in San Francisco. NDV students, faculty and alumni gathered in the City Hall Rotunda with Mayor London Breed and French Consul of San Francisco Frédéric Jung to recreate a historical 1960 photograph in which NDV students sang for French President Charles de Gaulle during his first official visit to the United States. After the photo was taken on Friday evening, Mayor Breed proclaimed January 12, 2024 as “École Notre Dame des Victoires Day” in San Francisco. NDV students then sang one French and one American song to conclude the festivities on the Grand Staircase. The exterior of City Hall was lit up in blue, white and red (bleu, blanc et rouge) in recognition of NDV’s 100th Anniversary.

The celebration continued at a reception in the Green Room located in the War Memorial Veterans Building. Attendees enjoyed watching a congratulatory video sent by Governor Gavin Newsom, who attended NDV and shared some of his school memories. French President Emmanuel Macron sent a letter commending NDV as a model of the friendship between France and the United States that embodies the precious bond that unites our two nations.

École Notre Dame des Victoires (NDV) will continue celebrating its Centennial throughout 2024. Celebrate and support us by visiting ndv100.com.

Vive le Centenaire de NDV!