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

We are excited to connect with Academy alums in the Kansas City area on Friday, Nov. 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. for a French-themed Happy Hour at Le Fou Frog (400 E. 5th Street, KCMO).

Spirit seeking light and beauty, heart that longest for they rest, Soul that asketh understanding, only thus can ye be blest. Thro’ the vastness of creation tho’ your restless thought may roam. God is all that you can long for, God is all his creatures’ home. — Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ

On Oct. 4, our middle school students committed themselves to follow in the footsteps of Philippine at the annual Commissioning Liturgy.

Two graduates from the Class of 2016 have been named National Merit Semifinalists: Natalie Murray and Bridget Hagene! Natalie and Bridget represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, which includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

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.

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.