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.



Although our normal field trips cannot happen at this time, our teachers have come up with creative and innovative ways to bring field trips to school.


To celebrate American Archives Month we are sharing some throwback photos from our archives.


Every Thursday, Middle School students participate in a class called Living the Goals. The purpose of Living the Goals is to deepen our understanding of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education.


It’s been an exciting few weeks back on campus. Joyful children fill our buildings, eager to learn and happy to be back with their friends.


A new favorite activity in Middle School PE is our brand new Archery program.

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

October 1, 2020

Dear Academy families and friends,

What happens when a pioneer girl, a lawman and a cowboy show up in the Griesedieck Conference Room- well they enjoy a flapjack breakfast of course! Last Friday, the Fourth Class celebrated Heritage Day with quill writing, creating silhouettes, learning about life as a pioneer and a good dose of Mrs. Renken’s famous homemade root beer.


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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.