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.


Our Christmas Camp was a huge success! From Dec. 10-12, students got into the holiday spirit with a range of after-school activities. They decorated candy cane gingerbread houses, made ornaments and jewelry, learned how to dance to the Nutcracker, and more!

Congratulations to the Academy’s three robotics teams, consisting of Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh class students, that competed in the First Lego League Tournament last Saturday! Our teams competed against 21 other teams from the St. Louis region.

Anticipation is building for our Silver Tea performances! The children are preparing a very special holiday gift for their loved ones.

Join the entire Sacred Heart family on Sunday, Nov. 18 for the Religious of the Sacred Heart’s Bicentennial Closing Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis celebrated by the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis. Mass is at 2:30 p.m. with a reception following.

Spirit seeking light and beauty, heart that longest for they rest, Soul that asketh understanding, only thus can ye be blest. Thro’ the vastness of creation tho’ your restless thought may roam. God is all that you can long for, God is all his creatures’ home. — Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ

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

December 4, 2018

This past Sunday we entered into the holy season of Advent, the first season of the Catholic Liturgical Calendar. It is a time when we as a community of the faithful prepare our homes, places of worship and most especially ourselves for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus and ultimately the second coming of Christ at the end of time.

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Merry Christmas

Thank You

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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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St. Louis Area Foodbank

Goal Three was at work today as our Sixth Class took a field trip to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to volunteer and learn about the struggles of hunger in our community. Thank you to..

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