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.


Five Academy students were among the finalists in this year’s Picture the Music competition sponsored by the Saint Louis Symphony Volunteer Association.

Yesterday we said farewell to the Chinese students who arrived nearly three weeks ago, a bit unsure of what to expect but with great enthusiasm.

We invite all to join us for our second annual We Love ASH Open House and Family Day. We’ll have hands-on activities in classrooms, student performances, tours of the school, Scholastic Book Fair, a hot chocolate bar, sweet treats, attendance prizes and more!

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  What an exciting time as we are also celebrating nearly 200 years of both education in St. Charles and Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, both of which began with our school.

It’s an exciting time to discover more about the Academy as we continue our 200th year! Schedule a visit to learn about our new program features– 1:1 laptops, three science labs, international language in PreK-8–and experience love of learning in action!

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Chinese Visitors

History, Talk and Tour

Congé 2018

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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