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.


Academy of the Sacred Heart invites you to EAT—Eat for the Academy Tonight—on Tuesday, Sept. 18! Our Eighth Class has chosen Dewey’s Pizza at the Streets of St. Charles. 

Happy Giving Week! Don’t forget to make your Annual Fund pledge or gift this week for a chance to win Chemin de Fer tickets, front row seats to Silver Tea or a table at Trivia Night.

The Bicentennial Eucharistic Celebration, celebrated by Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, is Friday, Sept. 14. You can watch the live-stream at 9:30 a.m. via our website.

Because of the weather predictions for this Friday, the decision has been made to move the reenactment from the St. Charles Riverfront to Duchesne High School‘s gymnasium (2550 Elm St., St. Charles, MO 63301).

The Bicentennial Reenactment of St. Philippine’s Arrival on the St. Charles Riverfront is one week from today! You can watch the live-stream at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7th, via our website or our Facebook page.

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Feast of Mater Admirabilis Mass

Bicentennial Eucharistic Celebration

Bicentennial Reenactment Stream Archive

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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