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Why 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.


Fourth and Fifth Class students along with their teachers Mrs. Reepmeyer, Mrs. Marino and Miss Kimball, enjoyed a trip to Jefferson City as part of their study of Missouri history. 

The Academy’s Board of Trustees is excited to announce the appointment of Timothy Horner as the new Head of School at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, effective July 1, 2022. Tim’s appointment follows an extensive nationwide search, the gathering of input of our community, and the unanimous approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Join the fun this Sunday at Be Part of the Heart Open House . . . Bring a Friend!

Check in and receive your official Academy of the Sacred Heart Passport to Learning.  Each student will receive a customized Passport. With completion of each activity, the teacher will ‘stamp’ your passport with a collectable sticker. The two recipients of the ‘out of this world’ sticker will receive a special prize from the Academy Spirit Shop.

It’s always a great day when it’s Donuts with Dads! On Wednesday, Little Acorns, Pre-Primary and Primary students welcomed their dads to their classroom for some fun, and of course donuts and chocolate milk.

How can a potato provide energy to a lightbulb? Fourth Class students in Mrs. Pearce’s science class are studying light and matter. Today, they worked with copper and zinc bars, alligator clips and potatoes to test circuits to power an LED light!

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

April 22, 2022

Dear Academy families and friends,

This weekend I will have the honor of witnessing one of the most significant moments of faith formation experienced by our students, as eight members of the Class of 2028 receive Eucharist for the first time.

First Holy Communion is the moment at which members of the Catholic faith join more intimately with God. For as the body and blood of Christ is received by these children they become part of the body of Christ. They become His hands, His voice and His heart in our world. It is a beautiful and humbling experience to witness such complete openness to grace.   

My thanks go out to Miss Christina Soukenik for her exquisite preparation of these communicants. Moreover, my appreciation is fully extended to each parent, godparent and family member who has lovingly joined in partnership with the Academy to help not just the Second Class students, but all our students see through your example the Gospel lived.

In the weeks to come there will be messages about Chemin, Maypole, Prize Day, Field Day, the close of the school year and plans for the coming year . . . each of these will be exciting and hope-filled. However, let us not lose sight of that which comes first and ultimately is our greatest Goal — the deepening of our relationship with God through education to a personal and active faith. 

United in mission,

Dr. Dempf

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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.