Join us for Admissions Open House on April 26 from 5pm - 8pm.

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.


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.

Our Fifth Class students are D.A.R.E. graduates! The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, taught by Officer Sternberg of the St. Charles City Police Department, culminated this morning with a graduation ceremony attended by Police Chief McKinley, Fifth Class parents, Mrs. Renken and Dr. Dempf. 

Join us for Open House on Thursday, April 26th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Discover the Academy by visiting classrooms, the gym, science labs, the cafeteria and talking with teachers.

Eighteen of our faculty and staff members recently embarked on a two-day pilgrimage to Kansas to visit places of historical significance to St. Philippine Duchesne and the Society of the Sacred Heart.

This week we have been delighted to welcome Jasmine Huda, an Eighth Class exchange student from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, N.J. Jasmine is being hosted by Astrid Smith and her family.

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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