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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.


As we reach the end of the 2017-18 school year, we celebrate the 28 members of Academy’s 200th graduating class, the Class of 2018.

What a beautiful evening we had May 5 at our annual Chemin de Fer auction, as hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate two centuries of Sacred Heart love and learning.

The Eighth Class had a wonderful opportunity to imagine what it would be like to have a STEM career as part of their future. Four of their parents recently shared their life, career and passion for working in a STEM field with the students. Each presenter’s story showed how math, science and technology is a path to an amazing future.   

Congratulations to 17 of our Second Class students who made their First Holy Communion in the Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne on Saturday, April 14.

School Calendar


Academy Campus, April 2018

Chinese Visitors

History, Talk and Tour

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.

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