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Why the Academy?

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent Catholic school open to 3-year-old through 8th grade children of all faiths. Our program offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and happy environment, with a focus on building strong academic skills while fostering independent learning and communication. Curriculum highlights include: two Science labs, a Makerspace, 1:1 computing, French and Spanish, daily Physical Education, and recognized art, music and athletic 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.

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News

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is our pleasure to share the Strategic Plan: Embracing our Rich Heritage, Creating our Bold Future.

The past two years have been marked by data gathering, analysis, and planning. We appreciate the participation of alumni, parents, the faculty and staff, and the Board of Trustees in crafting this vision for the future. The plan will guide our direction moving forward, and work has already begun in key areas.

Shawn Leight, Board of Trustees Chair
Tim Horner, 46th Head of School

Saturday’s Chemin de Fer: the Golden Age was a grand celebration of 50 years! Nearly 400 guests came together for a spectacular evening of Sacred Heart community to benefit the Academy in our own Grand Central Station.

Board member Mary Charlotte Chandler, RSCJ began the evening with prayer. Mr. Horner then recognized the evening’s Honorary Chair, Marcia Baronovic Renken ’72, 8th, and introduced a tribute video. Marcia was joined by her family, former classmates and friends for this very special moment.

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For the past four years, the Economic Development Council of St. Charles County (EDC) has collaborated with local entrepreneur, STEM champion, and parent of Academy alums Randy Schilling, along with other sponsors, to award teachers in St. Charles County grants of up to $1,000 to fund STEM-related classroom materials.

This year, we are pleased to announce that the Academy is a recipient of a $1,000 grant!

Summer at the Academy

March 1, 2024

All are welcome to join our Academy Kids Summer Camps featuring weekly themed sessions for our youngest students, engaging opportunities for Lower School students plus Shakin’ It Up with Shakespeare for Middle School students and Showtime for grades 1-8. AND new for 2024: Camp Invention: Illuminate for students entering Primary-Sixth Class.

Check out our offerings here: ash1818.org/summer

Join us in saying très bien to our Class of 2024 as we celebrate their high school acceptances. They are headed to Cor Jesu, Incarnate Word, MICDS, St. Dominic, St. Joseph’s, Visitation, CBC, Chaminade, De Smet, SLUH, and Duchesne.

From the Heart, Community Voices

Community Voices

From the Heart


May 30, 2024

For our final From the Heart of the school year, Mrs. Renken reflects on the year behind us and the special moments of growth it held. As she concludes her time as Principal at her beloved school, please keep her in your prayers for a restful, fulfilling, and fantASHtic retirement!

As we greet the summer days that lie ahead, we are given the opportunity to reflect on the days we have spent at the Academy for the past ten months. It is safe to say, everyone is ready for summer – the change of pace, the freedom to sleep in and stay up late, barbeques, ballgames, and vacations near and far.

It has been a great year – #thebest year ever! Beginning in August and throughout the school year, students have eagerly come to school, some even running to class. Excitement and joy filled the hallways and classrooms because learning is fun and there has been something new to experience and learn every day. Perhaps that eagerness waned from time to time, but overall students and adults appreciated the days in this very special “home away from home.”

School Calendar

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.