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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1960
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 38%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers93 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Number of AP Courses23 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced 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 score1330
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / rolling
Admissions DirectorTony Houle
Admissions AssociateAlyssa Farmer

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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.

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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!!!
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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!!!!
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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.
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5  
Amazing school is really intellectually stimulating
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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.
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