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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: three Science labs, 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.


Academy Receives STEAM Grant

September 1, 2023

On August 24 the Academy was thrilled to receive a $7,600 grant from Gateway To Innovation (G2I) as part of their community giveback program. Their annual one-day conference for technology professionals that returns conference proceeds to the community awarded $379,526 to 26 St. Louis area organizations and we are grateful to be among the recipients.

Please join us for Alumni Congé Reunion 2023 on Saturday, June 10!

  • 4 p.m. — Mass in the Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, followed by recognition of Milestone Classes.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Reception in the Griesedieck Conference Room and Outdoors

In March, the Academy welcomed 12 young women (8 eighth graders and 4 ninth graders) as well as their teachers Yasuko Taguchi, RSCJ and Akiko Ichikawa from Sapporo Sacred Heart School along with Donna Collins, RSCJ to our campus. The group stayed in the Duchesne Center (above the Primary wing), enjoyed area sightseeing and spending time with our students.

Today we celebrate the Eighth Class boys basketball team, coached by Jeff Kinney ’95. A few weeks ago, they finished their season with an exciting game against All Saints and won 57-47! Their student cheering section definitely added to the great energy. In addition, it was a joy to recognize their parents during a special ceremony at half-time. What a way to end the season!

Books for Newborns

March 11, 2023

Thank you to ALL who supported the Third and Fourth Class book collection for Books for Newborns! It was an incredible success and we exceeded our goal of 1,000 with 1,562 books collected! Students promoted, collected, sorted and bagged books daily, then helped load up the vehicles yesterday. These books will fill 550 book bags for older siblings of newborns! Way to go, ASH!

From the Heart, Community Voices

Community Voices

From the Heart

September 21, 2023

A Message from Amber Peterson Westerson ’94 and Louise Weber Kuhlmann ’99

What happens when you put two alums in charge of Country Fair? We hope the answer is MAGIC!

As ASH alums and current parents, Louise and I couldn’t be more excited to be leading the charge for Country Fair this year. We have such fond memories of the event and with the help of our phenomenal committee, we are well on the way to an amazing event!

A few months ago when I was thinking about being the Country Fair chair I started to conjure up the memories that I loved from Country Fairs past. I remember time with friends, winning prizes and lots of fun. But I also had a very vivid memory of when we used to set up a Haunted House in the old gym. I also remembered a VERY specific Country Fair t-shirt with our teachers on it. They were dressed up as fun Halloween characters. I wished I had that shirt to show my kids. It had been one of my favorites.

Fast forward to about six weeks ago, my Dad walks into my basement office and says, “Check out what I found.” Lo and behold . . . it was the shirt, the one I remembered from childhood. (We might call it a Philippine moment!) I knew then that I wanted to recreate the shirt for my kids. Emboldened by Louise who also remembered the shirt and loved the idea, I reached out to my childhood friend from ASH, Valerie Fletcher Oda. (She happens to be an animator for South Park, American Dad, among others.) I asked if she’d entertain helping me recreate the shirt. She agreed and my plan was in motion.

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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.