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.

News

Our Sixth Class students have been learning about energy transformations. On Sept. 11, they finished up their Rube Goldberg machines. To learn more about Rube Goldberg, click here.

It was a beautiful day of fun and competition on the greens of the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club for the 2019 Academy Golf Classic tournament on Sept. 9! Thank you to all our sponsors, golfers, spectators and volunteers for making this event a success. 

Did you know that there are many Academy alums, including several Mizzou students,  living in Columbia or nearby? We’d love to connect with you! Please join us Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. for a Pizza Party in Peace Park*!

Dear Academy families and friends,

Yesterday, the Academy celebrated the 250th Anniversary of Philippine’s birth with a “First Headmistress’s Holiday.” Students were surprised with the fun festivities throughout the day.

Mr. Wappelhorst, grandfather of Second Class student Elizabeth Sunderlage, will attend an Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 7. To show our school’s appreciation, Second and Eighth Class students wrote thank you cards for the veterans attending the Honor Flight.

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

September 5, 2019

Every once in a while I receive a marvelous email offering the Academy a “treasure.” These treasures come in many different forms—the one I write about today was an inquiry as to whether the Academy would be able to use a very large conference table. My response was a pretty near immediate “YES! Thank you.” Now the only challenge was to get it up to the Theology classroom in Regis Hall!


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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.