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.

News

Attention Classes 2012-2019! Whether you’re heading to high school or off to college, we’d love to see you back at ASH to reconnect with your Academy friends! Join us for our 2nd Annual Young Alum Back to School BBQ on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Questions? Please contact our Alumni Director, Lisa Tebbe, at ltebbe@ash1818.org.

Click here to RSVP.

 

More than 100 guests turned out for a wonderful evening to celebrate Congé Reunion on June 8! Mass was followed by recognition of Milestone classes: ’44, ’49, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’94 and ’09. Beth Klaric Metcalf ’72 (12th) was honored with the Philippine Duchesne Award and the Alumni Association specially recognized John Storjohann for 40 years of dedication to Academy students.

Congratulations to Sixth Class student Samantha Lynch, who recently received a perfect score in the last of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.

It was a pleasure to welcome back members of the Class of ’15 for our Young Alum Chat on May 21! Each year, seniors return to talk with the Eighth Class about their high school experiences.

We traveled south to Cuba to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of Havana as we connected with friends and members of the Academy family on May 4 at our annual Chemin de Fer auction.

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

June 28, 2019

Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart! On this day, around the globe, Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) renew their religious vows while educators of the Sacred Heart reaffirm their commitment to educate to the values articulated in the Goals and Criteria. Today is a day for all of us connected to the mission and vision of Saint Madeleine Sophie to pause in gratitude for the love poured out to us through the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


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The Goals of Sacred Heart Education

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