Educated for Life
In Kindergarten through Grade 12, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) students are active participants in their learning. They engage in open and meaningful dialogue with their peers and teachers, immerse themselves in project based learning, and collaborate to problem solve. From Day 1, students are not bystanders, but agents in their own education.
In the tradition of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, the SHA faculty of more than fifty provide context for Sacred Heart values in their teaching. Small class sizes enable teachers to understand the academic strengths and needs of each student. The college preparatory program often integrates literature, history, music, and art history of a period concurrently. Science, Technology, and STEM subjects are regularly taught with a hands-on approach, and Math classes focus on conceptual understanding. Faculty lend their hearts to the goal of empowering bright, compassionate girls and young women to make a difference.
BEYOND THE RED DOORS
Rooted in our history but always facing forward, SHA prepares students for beyond the Red Doors: toward college, career, and purposeful lives.
What Makes SHA Unique
While SHA is intentionally small, we're part of something larger. Unique among all area schools, SHA is a member of the International Sacred Heart Schools, comprised of 150+ schools in 41 countries. Within this consortium is the Network of Sacred Heart Schools composed of 25 schools in the United States and Canada. The groups connect SHA students in an international community that further prepare students, beginning in Kindergarten, for an increasingly global world, an appreciation for differences, and a compassion for all.
At SHA, we are faithful to our long-established Goals and Criteria which focus on developing self confident girls and young women, providing a challenging and inspiring education, deepening a love of God, and fostering a call to serve others.
Education must be concerned not only with studies, but also with whatever may be required for the right ordering of life and requirement of a cultivated society."
- Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, Foundress