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.
More than 100 guests turned out for a wonderful evening to celebrate Congé Reunion on June 8! Mass was followed by recognition of Milestone classes: ’44, ’49, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’94 and ’09. Beth Klaric Metcalf ’72 (12th) was honored with the Philippine Duchesne Award and the Alumni Association specially recognized John Storjohann for 40 years of dedication to Academy students.
Congratulations to Sixth Class student Samantha Lynch, who recently received a perfect score in the last of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.
Since 1979, Respect Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis has sponsored a creative writing contest for 8th grade students in the St. Louis area who are planning to attend a Catholic high school or accredited Catholic home school program.
Today Mrs. Renken and I had the opportunity to conduct an ‘exit’ interview with the members of the Eighth Class. These students, soon to be our newest alumni, offered rich reflections on their Academy experiences. They shared observations that included what they most valued about their time here as well as valuable insight into areas and opportunities for our growth and enrichment.