About

Why SHA?

Our all-girls, Catholic community is committed to educating each student and supporting their emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs. We believe that social and emotional learning is the foundation of all learning. When students feel safe, secure, and emotionally connected it enhances their ability to embrace and apply knowledge, face challenges with confidence, and succeed in and out of the classroom. We nurture each individual’s God-given talents and provide guidance to live independently, with compassion, and authenticity in our modern world.
“In my time at Sacred Heart, I’ve learned the value of perseverance and hard work both in the classroom and on the field. I’m grateful to my parents, teachers, coaches – and my teammates and classmates – who have supported and challenged me. The grit, knowledge and confidence I’ve gained will remain with me as I shape my future and join the ranks of Excelsior women.”
- Mary Sarah Olson '19
“Without doubt, Sacred Heart Academy has given and provides to give to our granddaughter a process of critical thinking in every respect as well as Christian values which is so needed in today’s society. It is an honor to support Sacred Heart Academy in any way possible.” 
- T.J. & Terry Anne McKiernan GP'18
“SHA has this wonderful way of meeting each girl where she is academically, socially, and spiritually and then inviting her to one step further. Our daughters are better people because of their time at SHA, not just better students. They live out their motto: Excelsior!
- Peter Schommer  P‘16, ‘18, ‘20
"SHA has been the perfect fit for our daughter Madeline. She has made wonderful friends, has grown immensely as a socially conscious and caring young woman and is reaping the benefits of a strong academic curriculum.  We are so grateful for the environment that SHA provides her to be her very best self. We give because we feel strongly that this is an institution that should be supported and so that future generations of young women will have the opportunity to experience this wonderful community."
- Amy Grant P'21

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.”