Why the Academy?

Exceptional Academics

Exceptional AcademicsBeyond STEM, international language, art, music and daily PE, Academy students are recognized in high school for their strong foundation in literature and writing. With high school-level Algebra 1, Eighth Class students are well prepared for honors math. Graduates consistently place into advanced level classes and are known as leaders in their secondary schools. Graduates are admitted to their top choice high schools.

Our Community

Our CommunityBuilding a community that is warm, welcoming, and inclusive is integral to Sacred Heart education. Students learn to celebrate the accomplishments of each other and support one another through challenges. Geographically, the Academy draws students from 24 zip codes from across the St. Louis/St. Charles metropolitan area.

Student-Teacher Ratio

Student-Teacher RatioAn 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio and an average class size of 14 students ensures that each child receives individualized attention and is known deeply. Our small-by-design class model supports differentiated instruction and fosters relationships which encourage personal growth. 

Confident Communicators

Confident CommunicatorsFrom their youngest years, students have the opportunity to practice and grow in their communication skills with peers and adults. In addition, students regularly present to their classes and to the wider school community.

Faith

FaithA Catholic school for children of all faiths, the Academy instills a personal and active faith in God. Through an education infused with faith, students grow in their relationship to God. Faith is expressed through prayer, liturgies, religion and theology classes and in espacio, a daily practice that allows all members of the community to still themselves, reflect and pray.

Service Learning

Service LearningEach year, students are commissioned to be service learners: the hands and feet of God in our community. An Academy education awakens students to the needs of others and a desire to make a difference in the world. As part of a robust service learning program, Middle School students spend one morning a month at area agencies, organizations and assisted living residences and look forward to building relationships.

Traditions

Customs, traditions, and feast days are a major part of  life at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

  • Traditions, Class of 1968Monthly First Friday Liturgies bring everyone together to celebrate and express our love of Jesus and our love for each other.
  • Surprise Congé play days come when least expected! On this day the Eighth Class have an opportunity to exercise skills of planning and organizing fun activities for the younger ones.
  • Traditions, MaypoleMay Crowning keeps the tradition of honoring Mary, the Mother of God, by having the children frequently say the Rosary before the start of school days in May. The culmination of May’s dedication to our Blessed Mother is the formal May Crowning ceremony.

Learn more about our history, customs, and traditions here!

Alumni Connections

“My Academy education guides me every day as a teacher, a person, and a citizen.”

Academy alumni give back to their school and in their communities. Alumni have pursued successful careers in a wide range of professions, including medicine, law, business, politics, engineering and the arts. There are filmmakers, published authors, social workers and some who have entered the religious life. Many have followed the pathway to education, and dozens have returned over the years to teach at their alma mater. No matter their career path, these men and women remain loyal and supportive to their alma mater and return when they can to the place they call home.

Once they graduate, Academy alums become members of the Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) with unlimited connections for career networking, travel and friendships.

STEM

At the Academy, students receive more than 300 total hours of dedicated STEM instruction. From State Robotics competitions to personalized, engaging math instruction, Academy students graduate with knowledge in coding, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math skills so that they are well-prepared for high school and beyond.

To learn more about STEM at the Academy, watch our Middle School STEM Zoom presentation!

https://vimeo.com/884884256

ASH Graduates in High School

GraduatesAcademy graduates are accepted to their high schools of choice and are placed in advanced or honor classes. Graduates consistently receive recognition from high school administrators and faculty who often tell us they can recognize an Academy graduate by his/her academic preparation, impressive writing and communication skills, organization and time management. More importantly, they stand out for strong faith foundation and moral character, demonstrate courtesy and respect, as well as generosity of service and leadership.

See what area high school administrators say about Academy graduates.

To learn where are recent graduates are, visit our Graduates’ Gallery.

Connect with a Current Family

Would you like to talk with a current Academy family? Send a message to one of our Ambassador Families!

Welcome from the Director of Admissions

Envision a school where students walk through the vibrant hallways feeling confident, cared for, and respected: that’s the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Saint Charles, Missouri, the school founded in 1818 by Saint Philippine Duchesne. In our school students truly develop a love of learning while developing wise freedom. Beyond the school walls, students graduate as community builders, who care for others.

We invite you to tour our school and see our exemplary educators in action. They are engaged with our young learners, and they are tailoring learning to meet their individual needs. As parents, this is what we want for our children – to be seen and to meet their God-given potential, and that’s exactly what our teachers work toward with skill and sincerity.

This year, we have a variety of admissions events to showcase our Sacred Heart Education methodology where history – a legacy of best practices – meets innovation, a STEM program that creates critical, creative thinkers. Please register for our admissions events and schedule a tour to see and experience a school with HEART.

Best regards,

Jennifer Quick
Director of Admissions
admissions@ash1818.org
(636) 946-6127, ext. 1108

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Admissions Updates

7 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Parents are invited to an open house and tour to learn about the premier Early Childhood program offered at the Academy. With character development and academics skillfully interwoven throughout students’ days by master teachers, parents rave that the Academy is the best choice they made for their children.

We hope you’ll attend and see exactly why our parents love the Academy. Please register here.

5 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, in the White CenterFilled Christmas Baskets

As we move toward the Christmas holiday, we anticipate one of the most beloved traditions at the Academy of the Sacred Heart — Christmas Baskets. Observed in many Sacred Heart schools, this is an opportunity to provide a Christmas meal for a family in need in our community. The baskets from Academy families, as well as from alums and parents of alums, are collected and distributed to a variety of agencies following our Christmas Basket Mass on Friday, Dec. 15. 

This year we are creating an event for prospective Middle School students (4th-6th grades) on Tuesday, December 12 at 5 p.m. in the White Center/Cafeteria at ASH. We’re hosting a Social Justice Prayer Service and Christmas Basket Gathering, benefiting Sts. Joachim and Ann Food Bank. Current ASH middle schoolers will be on-hand, including our Ambassadors, who are serving a hot cocoa bar, fellowship and fun, striving toward Goal 3: a social awareness which impels to action. School appropriate Christmas jammies attire is encouraged.

ASH and Our Shadows
November 10, 2023

Your student, in grades 3 through 6, is invited to shadow a current Academy student on Tuesday, November 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for our November Shadow a Saint Day. Your student will experience the joy of a day filled with learning and community at the Academy.

RSVP to Ms. Quick by Friday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m. using this link to reserve your spot. We are excited to welcome you and your student to the Academy to learn more about our school!

Middle School Stem Zoom
November 10, 2023

What are the qualities of a premier, middle school STEM program?

We are showcasing the expertise of our Middle School STEM program to prospective families, and we invite our current families to participate, too! Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. from the comfort of your home to hear our panelists — Mr. Bob Lampen, Mr. John Storjohann, and Mr. Michael Taylor — talk all things coding, science, robotics, mathematics, and more. You can even ask our panelists questions. And be sure to share your #Academylove with friends who are prospective students. Questions?

Please email Ms. Quick (jquick@ash1818.org) to RSVP. The link to the Zoom will be sent Tuesday morning, November 14.

Rain or shine this Friday, November 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., we will find the AWE in AUTUMN on the historic grounds of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, which are currently lighting up in the gorgeous hues of fall. A stroll to find the golden acorn will lead us across campus to our cozy library where we will read a story about fall leaves and nosh on a yummy treat.

We can’t wait to host you and your friends, neighbors, and family, who are four-years-old and younger. Sign up here!

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Admissions Updates

7 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Parents are invited to an open house and tour to learn about the premier Early Childhood program offered at the Academy. With character development and academics skillfully interwoven throughout students’ days by master teachers, parents rave that the Academy is the best choice they made for their children.

We hope you’ll attend and see exactly why our parents love the Academy. Please register here.

5 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, in the White CenterFilled Christmas Baskets

As we move toward the Christmas holiday, we anticipate one of the most beloved traditions at the Academy of the Sacred Heart — Christmas Baskets. Observed in many Sacred Heart schools, this is an opportunity to provide a Christmas meal for a family in need in our community. The baskets from Academy families, as well as from alums and parents of alums, are collected and distributed to a variety of agencies following our Christmas Basket Mass on Friday, Dec. 15. 

This year we are creating an event for prospective Middle School students (4th-6th grades) on Tuesday, December 12 at 5 p.m. in the White Center/Cafeteria at ASH. We’re hosting a Social Justice Prayer Service and Christmas Basket Gathering, benefiting Sts. Joachim and Ann Food Bank. Current ASH middle schoolers will be on-hand, including our Ambassadors, who are serving a hot cocoa bar, fellowship and fun, striving toward Goal 3: a social awareness which impels to action. School appropriate Christmas jammies attire is encouraged.

ASH and Our Shadows
November 10, 2023

Your student, in grades 3 through 6, is invited to shadow a current Academy student on Tuesday, November 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for our November Shadow a Saint Day. Your student will experience the joy of a day filled with learning and community at the Academy.

RSVP to Ms. Quick by Friday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m. using this link to reserve your spot. We are excited to welcome you and your student to the Academy to learn more about our school!

Middle School Stem Zoom
November 10, 2023

What are the qualities of a premier, middle school STEM program?

We are showcasing the expertise of our Middle School STEM program to prospective families, and we invite our current families to participate, too! Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. from the comfort of your home to hear our panelists — Mr. Bob Lampen, Mr. John Storjohann, and Mr. Michael Taylor — talk all things coding, science, robotics, mathematics, and more. You can even ask our panelists questions. And be sure to share your #Academylove with friends who are prospective students. Questions?

Please email Ms. Quick (jquick@ash1818.org) to RSVP. The link to the Zoom will be sent Tuesday morning, November 14.

Rain or shine this Friday, November 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., we will find the AWE in AUTUMN on the historic grounds of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, which are currently lighting up in the gorgeous hues of fall. A stroll to find the golden acorn will lead us across campus to our cozy library where we will read a story about fall leaves and nosh on a yummy treat.

We can’t wait to host you and your friends, neighbors, and family, who are four-years-old and younger. Sign up here!

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