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.



Every Thursday, Middle School students participate in a class called Living the Goals. The purpose of Living the Goals is to deepen our understanding of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education.


It’s been an exciting few weeks back on campus. Joyful children fill our buildings, eager to learn and happy to be back with their friends.


A new favorite activity in Middle School PE is our brand new Archery program.


A beautiful mass in a beautiful place. 

The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a tradition at the beginning of the school year for Sacred Heart schools.

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

September 17, 2020

Dear Academy families and friends,

Today the Middle School students attended the Following in the Footsteps of Philippine Mass. The liturgy offers student time to reflect on the manner in which they support their community and serve the needs of others. In a very special way members of the Class of 2021 are called forward to receive a Philippine medal as they commit themselves to following in her footsteps and living out her legacy.


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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.