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.



On Wednesday, March 4 Ava and London were recognized at Powell Symphony Hall as one of the top 100 finalist in the Picture the Music competition.


The Fifth and Sixth Class worked in Scratch on game design as a way to practice problem solving and computational thinking as well as learning the basics of programming.


On January 10, our Seventh and Eighth Class students presented their Architectural Innovation projects to their peers and current architect, David Masten.

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

February 20, 2020

Greetings Academy families and friends,

Lent is a perfect time for all of us to reflect on and build our relationship with God. It is a period of time that coincides with the coming of Spring-we can see and experience the hope present in new life.


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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.