Country Day School Of The Sacred Heart

Tel: (610)527-3915
  • Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a selective, Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, grades Pre-K - 12.
  • Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969.
  • Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
  • Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate 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.
  • For more than four generations, the goals of Sacred Heart's educational program have remained the same: to produce self-confident women, to provide a rigorous, relevant education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others.
  • A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, aesthetic, athletic, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of each girl.
  • Sacred Heart offers a traditional approach to education taught in contemporary ways.
  • We will be celebrating educating girls for 150 years during the 2015-2016 school year!.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1865

Student Body

Total Students 301 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Country Day School Of The Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB/BC, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Studio Art, AP US History, Honors Courses offered in all disciplines 9-12, Honors Organic Chemistry,
Average SAT score 1270

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Full Kindergarten $12,500 Lower School $13,900 Middle School $15,450 Upper School $17,900
Admissions Director Mary Lee FItzPatrick


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir, Community Service, Drama Club, Ensemble, Literary Magazine, Mathletes, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Public Speaking, Student Government, Yearbook Choir, Drama Club, Ensemble, Mathletes, Yearbook, Community Service,
Literary Magazine,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Public Speaking,
Student Government,

School Notes

  • Offering a blend of rigorous academics, comprehensive electives, performing arts and athletics, including ten PIAA varsity sports, students have the opportunity to engage in all facets of a vibrant education.  Upper School students are offered AP courses, integrated humanities and STEM curricula, Diocesan Scholars program, leading-edge technology, leadership development, summer international travel, and meaningfull community service opportunities.  A member of a network of more than 140 Sacred Heart schools in the US and abroad,  students benefit from network exchange programs committed to educating the whole student, both academically and spritually.  Young women are empowered to extend their critical thinking and experience self-awareness and resiliance in a global community.
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