Academy Of The Sacred Heart

  • The Academy of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1851 and is Michigan`s oldest independent school.
  • It is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for girls (infant-Grade 12) and boys (infant-Grade 8) of many cultures and faiths.
  • The Academy is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, which includes 24 schools in the U.S.-Canada and affiliation with the Society of the Sacred Heart in 41 countries around the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1851

Student Body

Total Students450 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Academy Of The Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform requirements vary by division)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by division. Tuition assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRose Hacker
Admissions AssociateSue Spangler


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
Figure SkatingGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:
Eleventh Hour Theatre Company, Performing Arts Academy / HEART Enrichment

School Notes

  • The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a learning community of exceptional difference that develops creative leaders of intellect, soul and character. Our unparalleled educational community spans 24 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and 41 countries around the world.
  • Rooted in more than 160 years of experience, young women and men educated at the Academy of the Sacred Heart are guided to first-tier colleges and universities of their choice and ultimately become leaders in corporations, communities, families and service-based organizations. We begin with infants and graduate leaders.
  • Small by design and consistent with the mission expressed through the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education, we focus on each child`s God-given talents and stretch self-discovery and excellence through classical studies and experiential educational opportunities. Our graduates stand out for their self-understanding, confidence, personal commitment to a life of integrity and service, and strong, active faith in God.
  • The Sacred Heart experience changes the world, one child at a time. We are an exceptional community of choice for those families who are looking for the unique blend of education, faith and preparation for the future that is the Sacred Heart difference.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bloomfield Hills
    Grades: PK-12 | 1661 students
    1 miles
    39221 Woodward Avenue
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
    (877) 462-7262
    1 PK-12
  • Franklin
    Grades: PK-12 | 1521 students
    4.8 miles
    22305 W Thirteen Mile Road
    Franklin, MI 48025
    (248) 646-7717
    4.8 PK-12
  • Pontiac
    Grades: NS-12 | 1053 students
    6.6 miles
    1300 Giddings Road
    Pontiac, MI 48340
    (248) 373-5300
    6.6 NS-12
  • Royal Oak
    Grades: PK-6 | 609 students
    6 miles
    1621 Linwood Ave
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 541-4622
    6 PK-6
  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-8 | 298 students
    2 miles
    680 Harmon St
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    (248) 644-2722
    2 PK-8

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