Welcome to SHA!

Founded in 1946 by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacred Heart Academy is an independent Catholic college preparatory school that prepares young women in grades 9-12 for learning, service, and achievement in a global society. The Academy welcomes students from more than 70 schools and 38 towns in Connecticut and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Situated on a strikingly beautiful 127 acre campus, the Academy enrolls students of diverse backgrounds and develops their potential through a technology-enriched, academically-challenging program of studies. The distinguished faculty and exceptional program leads students to discover and enhance their unique talents. With more than 40 clubs, 14 varsity sports, and community service programs, students develop skills and friendships beyond the classroom. Graduates emerge dedicated to lifelong learning and to sharing the values learned at Sacred Heart in communities throughout the world.

Our Mission Statement

Sacred Heart Academy, founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Roman Catholic tradition and committed to the expression of strong Christian values and intellectual growth, provides a challenging college preparatory education for young women. The school is a community which promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages personal integrity, compassion, justice and sense of responsibility to self, to others and to the needs of society.

The Excelsior Graduate

A woman who is impelled by the Love of Christ to live authentically and passionately, sharing her compassion and integrity with the world, continuing to be a life-long learner, thinking critically, communicating effectively and intelligently, upholding the human dignity of each person, committing to be an active participant in her faith community, valuing “strong bonds” with her class and the wider Sacred Heart community fully embracing the gifts God has given her to strive “ever higher.”

The Apostle Tradition

More than 100 years ago, Blessed Mother Clelia Merloni founded the congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today, this community has over a thousand Sisters serving in 15 countries in ministries that include education, healthcare, social work, legal services, and more.

Blessed Clelia's charism of love, service, and reparation is embedded in the everyday life and culture of Sacred Heart Academy, though prayer and First Friday liturgies, but also through our curriculum and community outreach.

"Mother Clelia's virtues are the foundation of the Sacred Heart Academy community, and each day students are living out the charism of Mother Clelia by sharing God's love with everyone they meet." –Mary Sarah Olson '19


List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Sheila O'Neill

    Sr. Sheila O'Neill 

  • Photo of Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan

    Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan 

  • Photo of Sibani Sengupta

    Dr. Sibani Sengupta 

    Assistant Principal
    203-288-2309, x305
  • Photo of Judith Musco

    Sr. Judith Musco 

    Dean of Student Activities/New Teacher Mentor
    203-288-2309, x364