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From our Head of School

There are so many reasons to love Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr that it’s hard to capture all of it on our website. We hope you will visit campus soon and meet our students and experience firsthand the joy and energy of our community.

We have been educating girls on the Main Line for more than 150 years. Through all of those years, our mission has never wavered. We are dedicated to offering an education that embraces faith, intellectual values, service, community and growth.

We're part of something larger than Bryn Mawr. In fact, as a Sacred Heart school, we are a part of a global network of schools. Be sure to click on the link and read about the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. The Network includes 25 schools in the US and Canada that are linked by mission and history. In 1800, in Amiens, France, a young woman named Madeleine Sophie Barat set about establishing the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - a community of faith filled women who wanted to be about the education of girls. Today our schools are the legacy of that courage and confidence.

As an all-girls school, it is a place where girls find their voice, find their confidence, find friends. Our class sizes are small ensuring that each voice is heard, each girl is known.

Enjoy looking through our website. Then give us a call for a campus visit. I look forward to welcoming you to school.


Deirdre V. Cryor
Head of School


Head of Schoo
Add to the benefit of an all-girls environment the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria – and you’ve got an extraordinary school here." - Deirdre Cryor, Head of School


Accreditation and Associations

  • Fully accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
  • Membership with Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
  • Membership with National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Membership with our domestic and international Network of Sacred Heart Schools
  • Top Independent School - Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Main Line Parent Community Member
  • Best All-Girls High School in Philadelphia
  • Best Catholic High School in Delaware County