Why 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.


The Class of 2018 is heading to colleges and universities across the country! To see the latest list, be sure to visit our Graduates’ Gallery. We wish these young men and women courage and confidence as they embark on the next chapter of their education and continue to pursue their dreams!

We were thrilled to have a delivery of new devices today! The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is a 12.4″ touchscreen device that each Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Class student will have as part of our 1:1 laptop program. 

We are grateful to the generous donors at Chemin de Fer, whose contributions to our technology Fund the Need made this possible.

Today Mr. Tim Horner joins the Academy as our 46th Head of School! “From the moment I stepped onto campus, I felt something very special about this school and community,” shared Mr. Horner.

Congratulations to Academy students for a wonderful year filled with hard work and personal growth! Have a Happy and Safe Summer, Academy family!

Remember… Read a little. Play a little. Rest a little. Pray often.

Fourth and Fifth Class students along with their teachers Mrs. Reepmeyer, Mrs. Marino and Miss Kimball, enjoyed a trip to Jefferson City as part of their study of Missouri history. 

Tim Horner, Head of School
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Timothy Horner

August 2, 2022

Dear Academy Families and Friends,

As I complete my first month at the Academy, my heart is full of gratitude for this community. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I felt something very special about this school and it is a great honor to serve as the 46th Head of School. My enjoyment during this first month is matched only by the level of learning, including the Roots that Give us Wings Conference in June and Sacred Heart Heads Conference, which just concluded in California. 

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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.