Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart

Duchesne Academy is a Catholic, independent, and college-prep school for girls age 3 through grade 12.
It is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is committed to educating students 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)

Top Placements

Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart places among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 40%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Algebra II, Advanced British Literature, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Choir, Advanced French II, Advanced French III, Advanced French IV, Advanced Geometry, Advanced Information Technology, Advanced Physics, Advanced Pre-Calculus, Advanced Spanish II, Advanced Spanish III, Advanced Spanish IV, Advanced Studio Art, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A (sophieconnect.org), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics I, AP Psychology (sophieconnect.org), AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: 3-D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, Microeconomics (sophieconnect.org)
Average SAT score
1330
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Admissions Director
Tony Houle
Admissions Associate
Alyssa Farmer

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry, Model UN, National Honor Society, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Theater Production

School Notes

  • Duchesne Academy is a Catholic, independent, and college-prep school for girls age 3 through grade 12.
  • It is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is committed to educating students 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.
Profile last updated:

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Very strong lower school with innovative teaching and modular organization. Great Teacher-Child ratio so individual attention can be given to students at different levels of education. The cafeteria is amazing and has many healthy choices. A well-rounded education - 2 thumbs up!!!
- Posted by
5  
I have a lower school student and she loves going to school every day! The school treats every child with respect and my daughter feels so confident and comfortable at Duchense. Mrs. Montalbano is an amazing principal. She loves the kids and is always available to parents. She know each of the children personally and works the carpool line on many mornings where she greets the children with a huge smile. Academically it is challenging but they make it so fun that the girls don't feel like it is overwhelming! I would highly recommend Duchesne!!!!
- Posted by
5  
As a seventh grader attending Middle School in Duchesne Academy, I must say that my experience is far better than any other school that I have ever attended. Coming to Duchesne as a fifth grader, it was clearly evident that Duchesne values academics above all. Being the best student among my peers in my old schools without breaking a sweat, I did not understand the importance of school and I did not care. However, coming to this school made me realize my long term goals and the importance of education. The learning environment is challenging enough for any student. Though Duchesne is Catholic-based, they will welcome any other religion with open arms. Because of Duchesne, I was able to participate in Duke TIP, and it was a truly amazing experience. Their sports are also fun and competitive, and the Fine Arts were amazing as well. All in all, as long as you don't care about your social status, you will surely have as great of an experience as I had in Duchesne.
- Posted by
5  
Amazing school is really intellectually stimulating
- Posted by
5  
Superior education both academically and in personal development. Quality Fine Arts program includes outstanding music, art, and theater programs; strong emphasis on development of relationships - solid, award-winning athletics'' offerings; highly recommend.
- Posted by

Endorse Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

What A Teacher Does
What A Teacher Does
A teacher wears many hats. Here's a look at her duties and responsibilities.
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
Decades ago private schools could have been accused of being elitist. You had to have money to attend. The student populations were fairly homogeneous. Fortunately that has changed.
Private School Job Searching 101
Private School Job Searching 101
Here is a guide for teachers and administrators seeking employment in private schools. Think of it as a roadmap for the job search process.

Quick Stats (2021)

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $13,039 for elementary schools and $15,969 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links