The Academy’s Class of 2013 is heading to colleges and universities across the U.S. as well as Canada. The Class includes four young women who were valedictorians or salutatorians of their high schools: Mariana Gusdorf, valedictorian, Nerinx Hall; Kerrie Kocs, valedictorian, and Jessica Skinker, salutatorian, Incarnate Word Academy; and Clara Wolf, salutatorian, Villa Duchesne.

We are proud of all our graduates and their accomplishments! To learn other college destinations for the Class of 2013, click here.

The Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the 2017-18 school year this morning. New members of the Board are Fran Gimber, RSCJ, Susan Dempf, Ph.D., Desiree Peri Klakovich and Jeff Locker.

Maryville University Alumni Director Erin Verry traveled to St. Charles this morning to present a check for $25,000 to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, to underwrite Jane Shannon Cannon’s new book on the history of the Academy, Two Hundred Years: A Legacy of Love and Learning. Mrs. Cannon’s alma mater, Maryville University was founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart in 1872 and continues to carry out the broad vision and mission of St. Philippine Duchesne.…click here to read more.

The Academy community welcomes Susan Tyree Dempf, Ph.D. as our new Head of School. Formerly the Director of the High School at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Dr. Dempf is a native of Upstate New York and was educated in the Sacred Heart tradition, having graduated from The Doane Stuart School in Albany. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Administration, she earned her Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum from Syracuse University. 

Dr. Dempf states that “St. Charles holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of Sacred Heart students, alumni and educators across North America.” She has spoken of the transformative experience of being at the Academy, walking the halls where St. Rose Philippine tread, and visiting the beautiful Shrine.

We look forward to Dr. Dempf’s installation as Head of School in a ceremony during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Friday, Sept. 1, at 9:30 a.m. in Rauch Memorial Gym. All are welcome to attend.