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Tuition & Affordability


Thank you for considering a Sacred Heart Academy education for your family. Choosing an independent school education takes careful financial planning for most families. At Sacred Heart Academy we are committed to offering an education that is not only faithful to the Five Goals of a Sacred Heart education, but is also accessible to families across a wide range of economic circumstances.

Kindergarten Highlights

  • Two-year tuition guarantee
  • Passionate Sacred Heart Educators
  • Small by design environment
  • Structured character education curriculum
  • Literature-rich academics
  • Wilson Fundations
  • Progressive Science program with project-based STEM
  • Community-driven and collaborative learning K-4
  • French, Music, Physical Education and Art
  • Extended Heart Program - before and after-care included in tuition
  • Expansive female role models (Grades 1-12)

2022-2023 Annual Tuition for Two Year Guarantee (K-1): $8500, Fees $250

Lower School (Grades 1-4) Highlights

  • Two-year tuition guarantee (K-2)
  • Passionate Sacred Heart Educators
  • Small by design environment
  • Structured character education curriculum
  • Literature-rich academics
  • Wilson Fundations
  • Progressive Science program with project-based STEM/STEAM
  • Community-driven and collaborative learning K-4
  • French, Music, Violen, Physical Education and Art
  • Extended Heart Program - before and after-care included in tuition
  • Wetlands and Wonder (Three-acres) natural landscape education
  • Public speaking development
  • Service and social justice program
  • Sacred Heart Network
  • Les Petite Voix Choir (Grades 3 & 4)
  • Big and Little sisterhood

2022-2023 Annual Tuition for Two Year Guarantee (Grades 1-2) $8500; Grades 1-4 annually $15,600, Fees $350

 

Middle School (Grades 5-8) Highlights

  • Designed specifically for adolescent girls
  • Passionate Sacred Heart Educators
  • Student Council
  • Student Liturgy Team/Peer Leadership Team
  • Community Service Corps
  • Service and social justice program
  • Sacred Heart Network and Exchange opportunities
  • Global Citizens Program
  • Black Student Union
  • Wetlands and Wonder outdoor learning
  • Girls Catholic Academies Athletics
  • Signature Field Trips
  • Scheduled Community Time
  • Built-in study/homework period
  • Big and Little sisterhood

2022-2023 Annual Tuition for Grades 5-8  $18,245, $550

 

 

 

 

 

Upper School (9-12) Highlights

  • College-preparatory
  • Passionate Sacred Heart Educators
  • Domestic and International Network exchange 
  • Network Summer Service programs
  • Dialogue Program and Courageous Conversations events
  • Three alumnae associations for life
  • SophieConnect online courses and summer programs
  • Villanova University partnership
  • National Honor Society 
  • Distinguished Archdiocesan Scholars
  • Health and Wellness Curriculum
  • Integrated Humanities
  • Scheduled community time
  • Advisory families
  • Comprehensive four-year college counseling
  • 70+ admissions college representatives on campus yearly
  • Athletic Association of Catholic Academies and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association sports teams
  • Performing arts through choir and annual musical
  • Big and Little sisterhood and traditions
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Black Student Union
  • Student-led clubs and publications
  • Service and social justice program
  • Sacred Heart traditions

2022-2023 Annual Tuition for Grades 9-12  $22,620, Fees $800

 

Affordable Tuition Plan

The Affordable Tuition Plan supports Sacred Heart Academy's commitment to making our exceptional education accessible to families across a wide range of economic circumstances. We are committed to a diverse school community as a Sacred Heart school.

Tuition levels will be determined in partnership with SSS by NAIS, a trusted third-party financial evaluator. The levels are based on an individual family’s economic profile.


In line with our mission and commitment to equity and access,
more than 35% of our current families
receive an affordable tuition grant.

 

Over the course of thirteen years, Sacred Heart Academy played a foundational role in our daughter’s academic, personal and spiritual development. She is who she is today – a confident, curious, caring,  young adult – in large part because of the teachers, administrators, support staff and other students with whom she interacted during her time at SHA.

- SHA Parent

Payment Plans

Sacred Heart Academy offers three payment plans through the SMART Tuition program:

  1. Pay in full by July 1 ($20 SMART Tuition Fee)
  2. Pay in two installments, due July 1 and December 1 ($41 SMART Tuition Fee)
  3. 10 payments from July – April ($41 SMART Tuition Fee)

Smart Tuition FAQs

Tuition Refund Plan

Families choosing payment plan 2 and 3 are required to enroll in the Tuition Refund Plan.  The cost for this plan is 1.4% of the annual tuition.  The cost for this insurance is added to the SMART Tuition plan. 

Why do you need a tuition refund plan?

Your financial obligation to the school is for the full annual tuition as stated in the school’s enrollment contract. The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child withdraws during the academic year.

Dewar Plan FAQs

 

Students Travel to SHA  Bryn Mawr from 40+ Zip Codes

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Sacred Heart Academy students come from more than 40+ zip codes in the suburban Philadelphia area, from various race, religions and economic backgrounds. Our girls share a wide range of interests and talents. A Sacred Heart student is eager to learn and enjoys participating fully in school life. Students are accepting of one another and understand the importance of giving back. They strive to be leaders who have a positive impact on their school and community. At Sacred Heart Academy, your daughter will not only find her voice, but she will be assured that her voice will be heard.