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.


The Academy’s three robotics teams have been hard at work preparing for the First Lego League Robotics Tournament to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Christian High School. The Academy teams consist of Fifth through Seventh Class students that meet after school to use their creativity and showcase their talents in STEM. 

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

We invite you to join us for a Kindergarten Sneak Peek at the Academy on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  While here, your child will…

Our Fourth Class has been working together to code their first game. Stay tuned for mods later this week!

School Calendar


Feast Day Celebration

All Saints Liturgy Livestream

Feast of Mater Admirabilis Mass

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.

Social Media

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Society of the Sacred Heart

Happy Feast to our Sacred Heart family! If you can’t join us for Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis at 2:30 p.m., be sure to watch the livestream here: https://www.rscj.org/livestream.

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