Academy Of The Sacred Heart

  • The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in1867, has continued to serve as a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, offering instruction from age 1 through Grade 12.
  • The Rosary, as Sacred Heart is affectionately called, is part of an international group of academic institutions directed by the Society of the Sacred Heart, a teaching order founded in France in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
  • Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1867

Student Body

Total Students756 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Academy Of The Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, APBiology
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,000
Tuition Notes16,355 for PK 17,820 for K 18,600 for 1 thru 4th grade 20,175 for 5 thru 7 grades 20,275 for 8 grade 20,450 for 9 thru 11 grades 20,625 for 12 grade
Admissions DirectorAshley Zito
Admissions AssociateBeth Murphy

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Games, Baking, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Dance, Robotics Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
drama, various choirs

School Notes

  • The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in 1867, has continued to serve as a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, offering instruction from age 1 through Grade 12.
  • The Rosary, as Sacred Heart is affectionately called, is part of an international group of academic institutions directed by the Society of the Sacred Heart,a teaching order founded in France in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
  • Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves 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.
  • The Academy of the Sacred Heart prepares young woman as persons of deep faith and transformational leaders. Today, we understand that leadership for the future will require the critical competencies of cultural and digital citizenship, collaboration and partnership, ethical decision-making and dialogue, an entrepreneurial and growth mindset, and attitudes of self-efficacy and agency.

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    0.6 miles
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    (504) 896-6322
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