Why 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.


Today Mr. Tim Horner joins the Academy as our 46th Head of School! “From the moment I stepped onto campus, I felt something very special about this school and community,” shared Mr. Horner.

Congratulations to Academy students for a wonderful year filled with hard work and personal growth! Have a Happy and Safe Summer, Academy family!

Remember… Read a little. Play a little. Rest a little. Pray often.

Fourth and Fifth Class students along with their teachers Mrs. Reepmeyer, Mrs. Marino and Miss Kimball, enjoyed a trip to Jefferson City as part of their study of Missouri history. 

The Academy’s Board of Trustees is excited to announce the appointment of Timothy Horner as the new Head of School at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, effective July 1, 2022. Tim’s appointment follows an extensive nationwide search, the gathering of input of our community, and the unanimous approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Join the fun this Sunday at Be Part of the Heart Open House . . . Bring a Friend!

Check in and receive your official Academy of the Sacred Heart Passport to Learning.  Each student will receive a customized Passport. With completion of each activity, the teacher will ‘stamp’ your passport with a collectable sticker. The two recipients of the ‘out of this world’ sticker will receive a special prize from the Academy Spirit Shop.

Head of School Blog
Tim Horner

June 30, 2022

Stay tuned for the first Head of School Blog from Tim Horner!

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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.