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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 756 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Academy Of The Sacred Heart ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

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School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
756 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Academy Of The Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
124 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, APBiology
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
16,355 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 Director
Ashley Zito
Admissions Associate
Beth Murphy

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 756 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in New Orleans, LA is $9,990 for elementary schools and $10,798 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Orleans, LA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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