Who We Are

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.

Our Vision Statement

Sacred Heart Academy will be a nationally recognized Catholic college preparatory school for young women.  True to its motto Excelsior SHA will welcome students of diverse backgrounds, develop their potential through a technology enriched academically rigorous program of studies, and lead them to discover their unique talents.  Through a culture of service, Sacred Heart Academy will foster an awareness of the changing needs and challenges of the world.   By embracing the call of the Gospel, the Sacred Heart Academy woman will become who God created her to be, ready to transform the world.

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.”

Our Core Values

  • Catholic Community
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Compassion
  • Social Justice

Our Core Values (PDF) - What does it mean to uphold the Core Values of Sacred Heart Academy? We resolve to...

Our Shield

The Shield embodies the spirit and ideals of Sacred Heart Academy. The Sacred Heart, emblazoned with the motto Excelsior (Ever higher), contains several symbols:
the lamp (spiritual light illuminating our path); the book (unending quest for knowledge); the crown (ultimate goal—sanctity); chevronels radiating from the Heart (the Glory of Christ); and laurel (victory and success "through Him, with Him, and in Him".)


265 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514 P 203-288-2309 F 203-230-9680
© Sacred Heart Academy | Contact Us | Directions | Privacy Policy