Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart

10202 Memorial Dr,
Houston, TX, 77024-0770
     Tel: (713)468-8211
Grades: PK - 12 | 656 students
Duchesne Academy is a Catholic independent Pre K – 12 all girl school.
It is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and as such is committed to educate students to a personal and active faith in God; a deep respect for intellectual values; a social awareness which impels to action; the building of community as a Christian value; and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
Each student is helped to develop a positive self-image, the self-confidence to be a leader, and an acceptance and tolerance of others-talents particularly appropriate in our multicultural society.
Our commitment at Duchesne is to educate the whole person.
Therefore, we educate to faith, to intellectual values, to social awareness, to the building of community as a Christian value, and to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 656 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 40%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
Average SAT score 1870
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Pre-K $14,403 K-4 $16,538 5-8 $18,305 9-12 $20,047
% on Financial Aid 14%
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,575
Admissions Director Beth Lowry Speck
Admissions Associate Claire O\\\'Brien


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is School Of The Woods (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is School Of The Woods (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is School Of The Woods (1 miles away)
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School Reviews

3 months ago
I have a lower school student and she loves going to school every day! The school treats every child with respect and my daughter feels so confident and comfortable at Duchense. Mrs. Montalbano is an amazing principal. She loves the kids and is always available to parents. She know each of the children personally and works the carpool line on many mornings where she greets the children with a huge smile. Academically it is challenging but they make it so fun that the girls don''t feel like it is overwhelming! I would highly recommend Duchesne!!!!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Amazing school is really intellectually stimulating
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Superior education both academically and in personal development. Quality Fine Arts program includes outstanding music, art, and theater programs; strong emphasis on development of relationships - solid, award-winning athletics'' offerings; highly recommend.
- Posted by Teacher

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