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.


On January 10, our Seventh and Eighth Class students presented their Architectural Innovation projects to their peers and current architect, David Masten.

On Dec. 13, the Eighth Class welcomed current parent Dr. Fred Gattas for a special presentation on nuclear medicine.

The Academy had two teams of students participate in the First Lego League Qualifier Tournament on Dec. 8. The First Lego League Tournament challenges teams to focus on three areas: Robot Games, Innovation Project and Core Values.

On Nov. 6, our Fourth Class participated in Wonder Day after reading the book by R.J. Palacio. The students wore blue socks, headbands, bows, etc. to show their love for the book and to remind people to “Choose Kind.” 

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

January 9, 2020

Greetings Academy families and friends,

As I write this note I am clinging to the final vestiges of the Christmas season about to conclude…upon my table is a poinsettia that has clearly seen better days and a group of Christmas cards that wished all of us at the Academy a blessed Christmas and wonderful new year. The greeting in one card was in fact a prayer… a prayer that resonated with me and I that I believe we share as a Sacred Heart family it offered:

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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.