Sacred Heart Academy

  • Established in 1949 in Hempstead, New York by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York, Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic college-preparatory school whose singular purpose is to educate young women who have strong academic and leadership potential.
  • Sacred Heart Academy empowers young women to make a difference in their communities, professions, the Church and the global world.
  • Students are empowered by academic excellence, which are both an expectation and an aspiration.
  • Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and steeped in the tradition and spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the mission of Sacred Heart Academy is to live and witness, reconciliation, unity, justice, peace and God's inclusive love.
  • Sacred Heart Academy strives through the highest academic and spiritual standards to prepare, empower, impassion and inspire women leaders who are mindful of the call to work for justice and peace in an increasingly interdependent and connected global community.
  • Passionate and purposeful love of learning is fostered in an environment that is both challenging and nurturing.
  • In an atmosphere of Hospitality, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Trust, those entrusted to the care of Sacred Heart Academy are encouraged always to "lead with heart.".

Top Placements

Sacred Heart Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1949
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1996

Student Body

Total Students857 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Sacred Heart Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
92%
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology 12H, AP Calculus AB 12H, AP Chemistry 12H, AP English Language & Composition/British Lit 11H, AP English Literature & Composition/World Lit 12H, AP Music Theory/Advanced Harmony 12H, AP Physics 11H, 12H, AP Portfolio 12, AP Psychology 12H, AP Spanish Language, AP United States History & Government 11H, AP World History I

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,820

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

School Notes

Our exceptional student-teacher ratio at Sacred Heart Academy promotes outstanding student achievement. Typically, over 90% of our graduates receive $45 million in academic, artistic and athletic college scholarships annually and attend some of the nation`s finest universities. In addition, our focus on the specific needs of young women creates a unique environment that both challenges and nurtures our students to help them discover and achieve their full potential.
  • At Sacred Heart Academy, rigorous academics, varied extra-curricular activities and religious values are woven together to nourish mind, body and soul. As women of compassion, our students form a supportive community that embraces a spirit of truth, goodness, love and generosity. An integral part of this relationship is the more than 10,000 alumnae who remain closely connected to our school, our students and each other.
  • Since 1949, we have been developing confident, purposeful and successful women who are ready to face life`s challenges. Sacred Heart students are called to respond to the principles of social justice so that they may make a difference in their communities, in the Church and in the world. Our graduates take their places among the top echelons of business, government and academia, firmly grounded in the values that they shared at Sacred Heart Academy.

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