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At Every Stage of Her Education

The Sacred Heart student is busy building the qualities and tools to meet life’s challenges. Strong emphasis on communication, analytical thinking, collaboration, and the practice of “wise freedom” are hallmarks of the educational experience.Whether in Kindergarten or Grade Twelve, Sacred Heart Academy students take initiative and are active participants in their own learning. They acquire leadership and life skills and gain the desire to make a difference in the world. Sacred Heart Academy’s curriculum is based on a rigorous college preparatory program. Its Integrated Humanities approach offers a unique plan of studies that presents the literature, history, music and art history of a period concurrently. It is based on an understanding that students learn best when they are engaged with the subject matter and can make connections. Starting in Lower School, students are encouraged to take part in experiential learning with a hands-on approach.

Inspired and Supported by Exceptional Educators

In the tradition of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the sake of one child, an exceptional faculty of more than sixty Sacred Heart educators provides context for Sacred Heart values, and instills passion for their academic subjects. Comprising the true foundation and core of the school, they do this by lending their own hearts to the goal of raising bright, compassionate young women who are prepared to make a difference in the world.

Educated in Life

Rooted in the liberal arts with contemporary applications, academics at Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr empower girls to develop their potential as scholars and leaders. Always facing the future, the school’s approach looks beyond college and post-graduate studies to career potential, to impact on community, and the world. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 47 percent of U.S. workers today are women. This is more than double the percentage in 1948; and the school fosters self-confidence and awareness of students’ unbridled potential in the decades ahead.




Education must be concerned not only with studies, but also with whatever may be required for the right ordering of life and requirements of a cultivated society.

- Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat


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