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Our History

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls. Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969. Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.

Sacred Heart Academy, known as SHA, is part of a national network of 24 independent schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 140 Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, service opportunities and use of the Sofie Network.

Our Mission

For more than 150 years in Philadelphia, the goals of Sacred Heart’s educational program have remained the same: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others. A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, athletic, aesthetic, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum that is well grounded in basic and specialized courses.

Sacred Heart is a Catholic school with a tradition of ecumenism, welcoming the enrichment that students and faculty of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences. In 1978, Sacred Heart moved from Overbrook to Bryn Mawr where it continues to root its academic program in the liberal arts and to empower young women to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.

Our Core

Guided by the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and rooted in Catholic faith, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits to foster a community that acts in the interests of equity and justice for each student. We strive to form a welcoming environment that recognizes and affirms the individual experience of each student.

We support diversity at Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr through curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Our school believes that an inclusive learning community is integral to achieving academic success and individual growth. In our diverse world, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr prepares and inspires students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens at local, national, and global levels.

 

We aspire to nurture students to embrace their inherent value as a human being created in the image and likeness of God.

 

Current Openings 
 


 

Theology Instructor

Job Description
Sacred Heart is seeking a dynamic Upper and Middle School Theology Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The position includes teaching five sections of Upper and Middle School theology as well as planning for retreats and prayer services. Instructors must model an active Catholic faith. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching Upper School theology courses. The candidate seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators within the Sacred Heart faculty in both Middle and Upper School. The candidate will show empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. The candidate will participate in the life of the Upper School by serving as an advisor, and leading a club or coaching a sports team. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and the candidate should model these values.

Qualifications
● Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
● Ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering learning that is student-centered and meaningful
● Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
● Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability
to work well within a collaborative environment
● Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
● Prior Theology teaching experience preferred.
● Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems,
Google, and more
● Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement Theology curricula
● Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency

Please send a letter and resume to Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics at Cara.Saraco@SHABrynMawr.org.

Upper School History Instructor

Job Description

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching Advanced Placement history courses. The candidate seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. The candidate will work closely with the English teacher as part of Sacred Heart’s Integrated Humanities program.

The candidate will participate in the life of the Upper School by serving as an advisor, and leading a club  or coaching a sports team. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and the candidate should model these values.

Qualifications

  • Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
  • Ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Advanced Placement history curricula
  • Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in history required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior history teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
  • Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement history curricula
  • Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency 

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics, at Cara.Saraco@SHABrynMawr.org

Part-Time Lower School/Middle School French Teacher

Job Description

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a thoughtful, passionate, and enthusiastic part-time French teacher for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The position is primarily for teaching French in Lower and Middle School. There is the possibility of Upper School teaching in either French or Spanish as well, depending on qualifications. Experience working with elementary and middle school aged children is preferred, in addition to an advanced degree or PA teacher certification.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator who loves children and inspires others through his/her optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to engage with students to develop a love of the French language. The candidate will show an empathy for and a passion to work with girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. 

Qualifications

  • Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
  • Ability to design and facilitate engaging classes that are student-centered and meaningful
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
  • Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of children and adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems, GSuite, and more
  • Advocate for community-building and strengthening our diversity, equity and inclusion work
  • Bachelor’s Degree in French or related field

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics, at Cara.saraco@SHABrynMawr.org