Chemin de Fer – April 27

The Golden Age: 50 Years of Chemin de Fer! This year Chemin de Fer is leading us on a Golden Journey! We find ourselves traveling through the past 50 years from Paris to Tuscany, from India to Havana arriving in ASH Central Station.

Important Announcement

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.

Visit our Admissions page for more information.

ISACS Provisional Member SchoolNiche A+ School, click to read more!


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:

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.

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!

From the Heart, Community Voices

Community Voices

From the Heart

April 18, 2024

This week, Mrs. Mary Reepmeyer reflects on her time in the classroom as Fourth Class teacher as she transitions to Principal for the 2024-25 academic year.

Spring, with its promise of renewal, is my favorite season for a variety of reasons. The flowers begin blooming, the grass turns greener, and the landscape becomes a colorful tapestry to admire. I appreciate the warmer weather as students enjoy lunch outside and hold classes around our beautiful campus. During Poetry Month, I encourage my Fourth Class students to reflect upon themselves and the vibrant world around them as they write their bio and color poems. I also love Earth Day and incorporating lessons around its importance in hopes of inspiring students to become stewards of the Earth and active agents of environmental change. (Goal 3) Lastly, one feels the palpable excitement around the preparation for many exciting end-of-year activities and events such as Chemin de Fer, Mission Day, Field Day, May Crowning, and of course graduation for our Eighth Class students. It is truly a time of immense joy!

School Calendar

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.