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.".

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 857 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,820
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1949
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1996

Student Body

Total Students
857 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Sacred Heart Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
92%
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost

Sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

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Excellent school with high expectations of the women that attend there! Community minded and a superior college preparatory education! I would highly recommend this school!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 857 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,820
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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