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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 25 independent schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 150+ 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

Director of Advancement

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Advancement (DOA). Successful candidates will have experience as collaborative and strategic leaders, managers, and fundraisers; strong relationship building skills; significant campaign experience; and a deep commitment to education and the Sacred Heart tradition.

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (PA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay-owned and governed since 1969. The School serves approximately 200 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

The DOA reports to the Head of School, manages a three-person staff, works closely with the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees, and serves on the School’s seven-member senior leadership team. The DOA creates and implements all aspects of the stewardship and fundraising program, including the annual fund, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, special events, and alumnae relations to support the School’s strategic vision and to cultivate a culture of philanthropy and gratitude across all constituencies.

Director of Advancement Details


Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DDEIB), a full-time, K-12 senior administrative position which promotes the School’s commitment to ensuring that all students, families, and employees feel valued and supported at SHA. The DDEIB reports to the Head of School and serves on the School’s seven-member senior leadership team.

Working with other administrators and faculty, the DDEIB is responsible for identifying and assessing areas of specific need such as anti-racist and anti-bias teaching and learning experiences, for building capacity to address those areas through strong partnerships and shared responsibility, and for implementing actions needed to build and sustain an inclusive and welcoming community. SHA seeks a community builder who can assist the School in realizing the vision implicit in its Mission and the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart.

DDEIB candidates will have excellent communication and relationship-building skills and be motivated to work collaboratively with all School constituencies including the senior leadership team. This is an important and highly visible role in the leadership of the School’s overall program. Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, impeccable organizational skills, and the ability to build a strong rapport with students of all ages are key.

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Details


Long Term Substitute English/Theology Instructor

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks a dynamic, passionate, and dedicated English/Theology teacher beginning in April 2023 for the remainder of the academic school year. 

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator who 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 on developing curriculum. The candidate will show an empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. Instructors must model an active Catholic faith. 

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.

Long Term Substitute English/Theology Instructor Details


Athletics

Crew Coach

We are seeking a crew coach needed for our high school team starting November 2022 through May 2023. Interested candidates should contact Cindy Shay, Director of Athletics at Cindy.Shay@SHAbrynmawr.org.