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About the Academy

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent school that offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and happy environment. Our preschool through eighth grade program focuses on building strong academic skills while fostering independent learning and communication. Curriculum highlights include: three Science labs, 1:1 computing, French and Spanish, daily Physical Education, and recognized Art and Music programs.

Founded in 1818 by St. Philippine Duchesne, the Academy was the first of many Sacred Heart schools established in the United States. Our mission is to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others. Our graduates are young men and women well prepared for the challenges of high school, college, and beyond.


Goal One—a personal and active faith in God—was put into action this week with Sr. Kathleen Hughes. Many of the faculty, staff and alumni are on a Busy Person’s Retreat on campus this week.

The Academy is excited to be sponsored by current parent and local State Farm® agent, Mike Maroney, as this month’s Quotes for Good organization!

Thank you to all who came to the 9th Annual Lovin’ from the Oven pancake breakfast on Feb. 23! A total of $8,180 was raised for SSM Cardinal Glennon Hospital, bringing the event’s 9-year cumulative donations to over $31,000!

Where and how our students enter the Academy matters. It matters as the greeting the students receive sets the tone for their day. It matters for the safety of the students and staff. And, it matters for the ease of finding their way…independently.

Head of School Blog
Susan Tyree Dempf, Ph.D.

March 5, 2019

We as a community of believers are about to enter into the Christian holy season of Lent.  At its core, Lent is a time of opportunity. Sometimes I am not so sure we see it in that light.  Sometimes we have a tendency to focus on what we are giving up. Another way to say that is that we focus on what we are fasting from. And sometimes perhaps we forget why we are invited to make that sacrifice. Lent is really our chance to get closer to God and to understand the great sacrifice of Jesus.

So, how do we do this?  I would suggest that we do it both through fasting, but also through feasting!

What if we …

  • Fasted from complaining and feasted instead on appreciation.
  • Fasted from negatives and feasted on the positives.
  • Fasted from self-concern, instead focusing on the needs of others.
  • Fasted from discouragement and feasted on hope.
  • Fasted on suspicion and feasted on the truth.
  • Fasted from judging others and feasted in seeing Christ present in others.
  • Fasted from discontent and feasted on gratitude.

You see, Lent is not just about abstaining, or giving up something like candy or even Fortnite. It is also about prayer and action. It is as much about what we feast on as it is what we fast from. I encourage all of us to consider this as we enter into the time of opportunity—the season of Lent.

Dr. Dempf

March 5, 2019

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The Goals of Sacred Heart Education

A personal and active faith in God.
A deep respect for intellectual values.
A social awareness which impels to action.
The building of community as a Christian value.
Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

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