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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 twelfth-grade.

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. 

The next DOA will demonstrate a proven track record in high-level fundraising with a focus on individual giving and major gifts; excellent understanding of principles and techniques of development, including endowment; experience in the design and implementation of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies; and a minimum of five years of experience directing institutional development programs in a mission-driven context. This is an essential and highly visible role in the School’s leadership.  Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and impeccable organizational skills are key.

Director of Advancement Details


Director of College Counseling 

Sacred Heart Academy “SHA” 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. Serving approximately 200 students in kindergarten through twelfth-grade, the School is seeking a self-directed, experienced, and energetic Director of College Counseling in anticipation of the 2023-2024 school year. 

Successful candidates for the Director of College Counseling will have excellent communication skills and be motivated to work collaboratively with the Director of Academics, Upper School Director, Upper School Counselor, Lower and Middle School Director, and the Middle and Upper School teaching team. The ideal candidate will also contribute to the SHA program by teaching one section of a year-long course or coaching two out of three interscholastic sport seasons each year.

The Director of College Counseling will plan and organize, lead, and execute all aspects of the college admissions process at SHA. This is an important and highly visible role in the leadership of the School’s overall educational program. Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and impeccable organizational skills are key.

Director of College Counseling Details


Lower School Teacher

Sacred Heart Academy seeks a thoughtful, creative, collaborative, and experienced Lower School teacher. The position is for a long-term leave replacement from October 2022 to June 2023 in the First Grade. 

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching elementary age students. 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 and a passion for all-girls education. The candidate will show empathy for and a passion to work with young children as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. 

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.

Lower School Teacher Details


Director of Marketing and Communications

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Marketing and Communications (DMC). Successful candidates will be strategic and visionary thinkers, creative communicators, and hands-on doers who are also capable of collaborating with staff and faculty, external vendors, and volunteers. The next DMC will have a bachelor’s degree and five to ten years of relevant experience in marketing and communications, preferably at a school or non-profit organization. This is an essential role in the School’s leadership.  Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and impeccable organizational skills are key.

The DMC will oversee strategic planning and processes that yield integrated school-wide communications, inbound and outbound marketing, and public relations that support the school’s mission; convey its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging with authenticity and sophistication; meet the needs of multiple constituencies and departments; and advance Sacred Heart Academy’s standing in the local community and the broader independent school community. 

The DMC will report to the Head of School, serve on the School’s seven-member senior leadership team, and work in partnership with the Admissions, Advancement, and Academic Teams, as well as with other school individuals and groups as appropriate. The desire to work in a mission-driven organization in which creativity, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to meet deadlines, is essential. The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, proven design and copywriting skills, a passion for compelling story-telling, and is organized and detail-oriented. 

Director of Marketing and Communications Details


Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Position Available Immediately

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 leadreship 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


Extended Day Program Leader

Position Available Immediately

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks an Extended Day Program Leader who has experience working with children in Kindergarten through Grade 4.  Ideal candidates will demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, and a passion for early childhood education.

The Extended Day Program is SHA’s after-school program for Sacred Heart Academy Lower School students. This program includes recreational activities and scheduled homework time.  SHA Extended Day program is held Monday through Friday from 3:45-6:00 p.m.  The Extended Day Program Leader will supervise students and help with homework, provide snack time, and monitor outside and inside play activities.  The Extended Day Program Leader will report to the Director of the Lower School.  

Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) 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 twelfth grade.

For inquiries or to apply for this position, please send questions and/or materials - cover letter, resume, and name/contact information for three professional references - to admin.opening@shabrynmawr.org. Please include the position title, Extended Day Program Leader, in the subject line. 


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.