Academy Of The Sacred Heart

  • 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 prek through upper school.
  • Little Hearts, a separate Early Learning Center for one-year-olds,Toddler and Nursery girls, is also affiliated with the school.
  • 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 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 Students755 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeAcademy Of The Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, APBiology,

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes13, 950 for PK thru 4th grade 17,350 for 5 thru 8 grades 14, 800 for 9 thru 12 grades
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorChristy Sevante
Admissions AssociateAshley Zito

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
drama, etc, 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 pre-kindergarten school through upper school. Little Hearts, a separate Early Learning Center for Toddler and Nursery girls, also affiliated with the school. 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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    0.6 miles
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    New Orleans, LA 70115
    (504)896-6322
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    8.3 miles
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    (504)245-0318
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    Grades: NS-12 | 745 students
    1.1 miles
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    New Orleans, LA 70118
    (504)861-9150
    1.1 NS-12
    745
  • New Orleans
    Grades: NS-8 | 279 students
    5.3 miles
    6249 Canal Blvd
    New Orleans, LA 70124
    (504)488-1319
    5.3 NS-8
    279

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