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Why the Academy?

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent Catholic school open to 3-year-old through 8th grade children of all faiths. Our program offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and happy environment, with a focus on building strong academic skills while fostering independent learning and communication. Curriculum highlights include: two Science labs, a Makerspace, 1:1 computing, French and Spanish, daily Physical Education, and recognized art, music and athletic 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.

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“Array” for Fall

October 9, 2023

Mrs. Grojean’s Third Class students are learning that multiplication is repeated addition which can be visually displayed in an ARRAY (equal rows and columns). For their fall bulletin board, each child constructed a sunflower based on the array they were given and wrote a number story about the numbers in that array along with number sentences for the repeated addition and the multiplication equations.

Hooray for Fall…or “Array” for Fall!

A favorite Academy tradition! Camp Lakewood hosts Seventh and Eighth Class students each year, supporting the goals of Sacred Heart education and strengthening their roles as leaders in the school. Activities such as a challenge course, alpine tower, archery, teambuilding experiences, and orienteering adventures contribute to the building of community as a Christian value (Goal 4) and allow for personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom (Goal 5).

Special thank you to Ms. Furay, Mrs. Hagen, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Lampen, Mr. Storjohann and Mr. Taylor for accompanying our students on this growth-filled experience.

Muffins with Mom

September 28, 2023

It’s always a great day when Mom comes to school!

Yesterday, our littlest learners welcomed their mothers to share the morning with them. Little Acorns began with their morning meeting, then rotated through ocean-themed centers, including creating their very own fish bowl! Pre-Primary mothers sat in on morning time before playing ocean games, painting a sparkly rainbow fish, and reading ocean books with muffins. In the Primary classroom they were busy playing a game based on “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” made muffin patterns and ten frames in the math center and created a moose sock puppet from the story.

Fourth Class had a memorable day with a walking tour of Historic St. Charles on Tuesday! They watched the Visitor’s Center’s MO History with Hats presentation, then headed to the First Capitol building to tour the Peck Brothers’ residence and general store. Last they walked to the Lewis and Clark Boathouse to learn about the expedition and complete a museum scavenger hunt. Students ended the excursion with a sweet treat. What a great day of learning in action!

From the Heart, Community Voices

Community Voices

From the Heart

November 30, 2023

This week, Mr. Horner reflects on our blessings as we welcomed visitors from the Network of Sacred Heart Schools to campus.

Last night, I sat in the Shrine surrounded by colleagues and students from approximately 20 Network of Sacred Heart Schools. More than 70 high school students, faculty, staff, and administrators were in town for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference. The Academy was happy to welcome our Sacred Heart family for a tour of the Shrine and historic areas, a prayer service, and dinner.

As evening descended, sitting in the Shrine with the bright colors of the stained glass windows shifting on the walls, I was reminded through the lens of others’ perspective — most first-time visitors to our campus — of the privileged blessings of our school: To be the first international school of the Sacred Heart . . . to be Philippine’s school . . . to have in our Shrine the inspiration of a saint . . . to be followers in her footsteps. How fortunate we are to live our lives daily on these grounds!

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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.