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Our History

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls. Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969. Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) is part of a national network of 25 independent schools located in North America and 150+ Sacred Heart schools worldwide, providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, academic programs, and service opportunities. 

Our Mission

Sacred Heart Academy educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and by preparing them to meet life’s challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits itself to educate to the Five Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education which unify us with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Available Positions: 

Administrative Assistant to the Head of School

(Position available immediately)

Overview: Sacred Heart Academy “SHA” Bryn Mawr (PA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay-owned and governed since 1969. Serving approximately 200 students in kindergarten through grade 12, the School is seeking a dynamic and creative candidate to assist the Head of School and administration in many aspects of daily operations. The candidate must have strong administrative assistant or project management skills and experience. As an independent day school, we expect all community members to become involved in the life of the school and to model the mission and values of SHA at all times. Beyond daily work, the Administrative Assistant to the Head of School attends all-staff meetings, school functions, and community events. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years administrative assistant or project manager work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Public relations or customer service experience 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work with all School constituents with a professional and empathetic approach while maintaining strict confidentiality

  • High-level organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Knowledge and understanding of Google Suite applications - specifically related to email, calendar, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.

  • Experience with or ability to learn other software systems and database systems in a network environment 

  • Technical skills, including, but not limited to: letter merges, database management, and excel/sheet manipulation 

  • Ability to work independently, be proactive, and demonstrate a “can-do” style

  • Positive attitude, flexible approach, and sense of humor

  • Eagerness to contribute positively to the Sacred Heart Academy community and uphold its Mission including a commitment to the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria

  • Commitment to the diversity, equity, and inclusion work at the School

Interested candidates should contact admin.opening@shabrynmawr.org.

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.


High School Lacrosse Coach (Grades 9-12)

(Position available: Spring of 2024 School Year)

Overview: Sacred Heart Academy “SHA” Bryn Mawr (PA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay-owned and governed since 1969. Serving approximately 200 students in kindergarten through grade 12, the School is seeking a High School Lacrosse Coach. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and the candidate should model these values.

Qualifications: 

● The coach must be enthusiastic, dependable, and very knowledgeable in the sport of lacrosse. 
● Practices and game times are 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. each weekday; this is flexible.
● The coach must be available to travel to away games with the team on buses. 
● The coach must possess excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment. 
● The start date is March 4, 2024. The season ends in mid-May.

Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Cindy Shay, Director of Athletics.

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.


Middle School Lacrosse Coach (Grades 5-8)

(Position available: Spring of 2024 School Year)

Overview: Sacred Heart Academy “SHA” Bryn Mawr (PA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay-owned and governed since 1969. Serving approximately 200 students in kindergarten through grade 12, the School is seeking a High School Lacrosse Coach. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and the candidate should model these values.

Qualifications: 

● The coach must be enthusiastic, dedicated and dependable individual with a background in lacrosse.
● Practices and game times are 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. each weekday except Thursdays.
● The coach must be available to take buses to away games.
● The coach must possess excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment. 
● The start date is March 11, 2024. The season ends in mid-May.

Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Cindy Shay, Director of Athletics.

Read the full job posting. Learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr.