Sacred Heart Schools

6250 N Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL, 60660-0606
Tel: (773)262-4446
Grades: K - 8 | 701 students
 The Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls, founded in 1876, and Hardey Preparatory for Boys, founded in 1935, serve children in Kindergarten through eighth grade.
Sacred Heart Schools is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
The Schools' low student/teacher ratio of 9:1 reflects its commitment to providing a learning environment that is challenging and supportive.
The Schools' belief in the effectiveness of single sex classrooms - which children begin to experience in first grade - further illustrates its focus on each child as an individual.
The Schools are Roman Catholic, with a diverse student body.
Families originate from 35 different countries and represent every major religion.
About 20% of students enroll with the help of scholarships and financial aid.
While there are families from all kinds of backgrounds, they come together as one caring community.
The Schools' educational mission is deeply rooted in the history and traditions of the Society of the Sacred Heart and the life of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, who first articulated her educational vision in 1800.
It was her belief, as it is the Schools’, that children who first learn they are loved and valued are in the best position to acquire knowledge and then learn to use that knowledge not only for their own benefit, but for the benefit of all humanity.
In this common mission, Sacred Heart is part of a network of more than 140 Sacred Heart educational institutions around the world, including 22 schools in the United States.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
National Coalition of Girls
National Coalition of Boys' Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1876

Student Body

Total Students 701 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Sacred Heart Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform Requirements)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,015
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,894
Admissions Director Jan Farnsworth
Admissions Associate Keya Graves


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chicago Waldorf School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chicago Jewish Day School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chicago Jewish Day School (0.3 miles away)
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