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Network Exchange Program

Expanding Horizons 

While our Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) students enjoy their time on campus, many look to expand their horizons through the Sacred Heart Network Exchange program with domestic and international Sacred Heart Schools. The program allows students to become immersed in the cultures of the places they visit, and experience a day in a life of students their age from a different country or U.S. state.

Upper School students may participate in an exchange within the International Sacred Heart Schools, composed of 150+ schools in 41 countries and within the Network of Sacred Heart Schools composed of 25 schools in the United States and Canada. Grade 8 students may exchange within the Network. 

SHA students typically spend two or three weeks with a family at another Network school during the school year, spring break, or summer. The program is reciprocal with exchange students staying with SHA families. 

Students must meet academic requirements, demonstrate social-emotional readiness, and have made a positive contribution to the life of the school.

Popular Exchanges

- over the last decade


Sophie Barat Schule, Hamburg, Germany
La Perverie Sacré-Cœur, Nantes, France
Baradene College in Auckland, New Zealand
Sacré Cœur School in Melbourne, Australia
Mount Anville Secondary School, Dublin, Ireland
Sacred Heart High School for Girls in Taipei, Taiwan


Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, NJ
Sacred Heart School in  Chicago, IL
Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans, LA
Duchesne Academy in Omaha, NE
Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, CA

Over the course of 40+ years, more than 2,500 students from 25 Network Schools  - along with a multitude of international students - have taken advantage of this unique opportunity to enrich their academic experience, broaden their global perspective, and forge new friendships. 

I had the amazing opportunity to attend La Perverie in Nantes, France through the SHA’s Network Exchange Program. For three weeks, I stayed with my host student, Lise and my her family. Lise showed me around town, introduced me to friends, and we traveled to Paris for the day. The experience gave me a new perspective on life and I became more independent. Participating in SHA’s Network Exchange was one of the best experiences and I would do it again in a heartbeat!"

- Madeline W. '24


Tricia Heeney
World Languages Department Chair
SHA Network Exchange Coordinator

First page of the PDF file: SHAExchangeHandbook-Updated2019