Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

The education is strong and the bonds of community are lasting at Flintridge Sacred Heart.
Love, respect and compassion are the underpinnings which support the people, the place and the programs that make us who we are.
For more than 85 years, the Dominican Sisters and their colleagues have nurtured the dreams, intellectual curiosity and goals of young women in a quiet yet powerful way.
We celebrate the achievements of the thousands of young women who have passed through our doors and look with hope to the many young women who come to share the joys of our Flintridge Sacred Heart family. We support an atmosphere where cultural, ethnic and economic diversity are prized, where academic challenge is expected, and where the Dominican philosophy governing the Catholic education is lived, a philosophy that recognizes the intrinsic worth of each person.
The school has not wavered in its commitment to values, women`s dignity and equality, cultural diversity, or to single-gender college preparatory education.
This unique balance of academic excellence and moral integrity is the foundation of the Flintridge Sacred Heart experience.

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1931
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
402 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
27 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced English I, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Honors Chemistry, Honors English II, Honors French III, Honors Latin III, Honors Physics, Honors Spanish III, Latin: Vergil, Music Theory, Psychology, Spanish Language, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, United States Government and Politics, United States History
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Red jacket and plaid skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 3 / Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Tracy How
Admissions Associate
Bridgit Johnston
Endowment Size
$13 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
C'est la Vie (French Club), Young Writers' Society

Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Ambassadors, Amnesty International, Art Club, ASB, Black Student Union, Boarding Student Council, California Scholarship Federation, Campus Ministry, Christian Action Movement, Code Crew, Cooking & Gardening Club, Feminists in Action, Film Club, La Vanguardia (Spanish Club), Latinas United in Action, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club), Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, Science & Environmental Club, Speech & Debate Team, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Theatre Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Company

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  • Academic excellence is the core of Flintridge Sacred Heart, and the school's broad curriculum prepares graduates well for their journey into higher education.
  • As with virtually all alumnae, 100% of the Class of 2019 is attending college. These talented young women were the recipients of many academic, athletic and leadership scholarships at a variety of universities and colleges throughout the country.
  • Students at each grade level participate in spiritual retreats led by adult and trained peer counselors, and include one- and two-day retreats for underclasswomen, a four-day retreat to Catalina Island for juniors, and two days of prayer and a four-day Kairos retreat for seniors.
  • Students are trained as peer leaders on the Campus Ministry Leadership Team, as Journey leaders and as Kairos leaders, all of whom help lead retreats.
  • The visual and performing arts program has, from the school's inception, always been a vital part of the curriculum. In addition to being able to select from a wide variety of arts classes, students present a full-scale musical production each year, plus a drama or comedy on the alternate semester.
  • Members of the school's dance companies, and from all dance classes, stage a dance concert in the spring of each year, featuring not only our dancers but also student choreography. Dance students also perform in the annual musical.
  • Four musical recitals are held each year to showcase piano, chamber music, orchestra, advanced musicians, contemporary band and choral. Student musicians may also play for school liturgies, the student musical and at graduation.
  • Art students display their work at the annual art show while also contributing their talents by helping produce backdrops for theatrical productions and illustrating the school's literary magazine.
  • The school believes that the opportunity for participation in selected athletic activities is a vital part of the educational experience.
  • Freshmen must take a full year of Physical Education/Health, but all students are encouraged to try out for a team. Consistently, well over 70% of the student body in any given year participates in athletics.
  • Clubs keep our students busy. Time is set aside each week for members to meet and plan activities, which may range from a bake sale by the Math Club and a mime-a-thon by the Theatre Club to a limerick contest by the Young Writers' Society.
  • The original mission-style buildings, which were designed in 1927 by noted Southern California architect Myron Hunt, overlook the San Gabriel Valley and the Pasadena Rose Bowl from the crest of the San Rafael hills.

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