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

Academy Names Next Principal

January 10, 2024

On Thursday Mr. Horner announced that Mary Dougherty Reepmeyer ’96 will become the Academy’s next Principal beginning July 1, 2024. She will follow Marcia Baronovic Renken ‘72, upon her retirement.

“Mrs. Reepmeyer’s candidacy was impressive in all she wrote and shared, in how she led and listened; she reinforced what we as a community have firsthand experienced,” Mr. Horner shared. “During the interview process, she wrote: ‘Our conversation further fueled my enthusiasm for the innovative programs and commitment to academic excellence which the Academy personifies.’”

Second and Third Class students were excited to welcome Kelley Lamm-Montgomery and Olive, her bulldog, a few weeks ago as they shared their sweet story of courage, “Oh Olive! Oh No! A Thunderstorm.” Thank you for visiting us and a special thank you to Rene Knott of KSDK Channel 5 for spending time at our school. We are happy to have a copy of the book in our library and students have been checking out to enjoy at home. Thank you for a pawsome morning!

“Array” for Fall

October 9, 2023

Mrs. Grojean’s Third Class students are learning that multiplication is repeated addition which can be visually displayed in an ARRAY (equal rows and columns). For their fall bulletin board, each child constructed a sunflower based on the array they were given and wrote a number story about the numbers in that array along with number sentences for the repeated addition and the multiplication equations.

Hooray for Fall…or “Array” for Fall!

A favorite Academy tradition! Camp Lakewood hosts Seventh and Eighth Class students each year, supporting the goals of Sacred Heart education and strengthening their roles as leaders in the school. Activities such as a challenge course, alpine tower, archery, teambuilding experiences, and orienteering adventures contribute to the building of community as a Christian value (Goal 4) and allow for personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom (Goal 5).

Special thank you to Ms. Furay, Mrs. Hagen, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Lampen, Mr. Storjohann and Mr. Taylor for accompanying our students on this growth-filled experience.

From the Heart, Community Voices

Community Voices

From the Heart


February 22, 2024

Tomorrow is a celebration of Goal 2: a deep respect for intellectual values and Goal 5: personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom, as students and parents will be meeting with faculty for conferences. This week Mrs. Renken shares the significance of these opportunities for student growth and development.

School, at any age, is about growth. It is easy for parents and teachers to see and acknowledge growth in a variety of ways. Our view of our children supports their growth and helps develop confidence; however, we do know that students can quickly create thought patterns that acknowledge growth or create a deterrent toward growth. It is the stories that we tell ourselves that often create our reality. It is important for us to instill in our children the belief that growth requires attentiveness, practice, consistency, grit, mistakes, and do-overs.

As we end the second trimester, students, teachers, and parents will come together to share observations and evidence of growth. Teachers and parents of Little Acorn, Pre-Primary, and Primary students will review the surge in growth this last trimester. There are obvious reasons to celebrate our youngest learners. Students in First through Eighth Classes are prepared for Student-Led conferences. These conferences, prepared and led by the students, have three important components inherent to addressing growth in four key areas: academic, behavioral, spiritual, and emotional.

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.