virtual-view Our school community is actively engaged in Off-Campus Learning while we follow the State and County guidelines along with the CDC recommendations to suspend in-person classes. Our school buildings may be temporarily closed but our hearts and minds remain open. Our school community is stronger than ever! To peek inside our virtual classrooms, click here.

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.



First Class spent most of Off-Campus Learning developing skills to read for information in Reading. The children then used their skills to research and write a report on an Endangered Animal. The children presented their reports and projects to their classmates and various faculty over the last two Tuesday’s via Zoom.


Every May, our Primary students learn to pray the rosary. Primary teacher, Mrs. Murray, sent a rosary kit to each student so they could make their own rosary while they learned about the rosary.


This week we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week. We truly do have the best teachers here at the Academy, who go above and beyond to educate and inspire the hearts and minds of each and every child of the Sacred Heart. They are perfect examples of living out the Sacred Heart mission. We admire their unique and innovative ways to educate, especially during our Off-Campus Learning. 


After finishing Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, the Eighth Class students had to come up with an original idea for a memorial specific to this literary work.

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

May 21, 2020

Dear Academy families,

We made it! Congratulations to all on the successful conclusion of the academic year. Students, parents and teachers rose to the challenge presented by the pandemic. Now we are ready to bring this year to an official close.


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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.