Sacred Heart Academy

  • Established in 1865, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, K-12 school on the Main Line. Proud member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

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  • Recent News from Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr - 03/01/2018 - Sacred Heart Academy has been educating girls on the Main Line for more than 150 years. Through all of those years, our mission has never wavered. We are dedicated to ...moreoffering an education that embraces faith, intellectual values, service, community and growth. Take a peak at our school news to learn more!hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1865

Student Body

Total Students264 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by Grade Sacred Heart Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Comparative Government and Politcs, AP English Language, AP English Language, AP European History, AP Macro, AP Micro, AP Psychology, AP Studio Art, Calculus AB, Computer Science, Honors Courses offered in all disciplines 9-12, Honors Organic Chemistry
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesUpper School (9-12) $20100 Middle School (5-8) $16700 Lower School (1-4) $13400 Kindergarten $12500
Admissions DirectorTammy Hart
Admissions AssociateLauren Deets


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Clubs, Chez Nous Literary Club, Community Service, Drama Club, Guitar Lessons, Knitting Club, Literary Magazine, Mathletes, Model United Nations, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Piano Lessons, Public Speaking, Science Bowl, Science Club, STEM, STEM Activities, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Ensemble, Guitar Club, Piano Lab, Spring Musical, Ukulele Club

School Notes

  • Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969. Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. Sacred Heart Academy, known as SHA, is part of a national network of 24 independent schools located in the US and Canada which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 140 Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, service opportunities and use of the Sofie Network. For more than 150 years in Philadelphia, the goals of Sacred Heart`s educational program have remained the same: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others. A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, athletic, aesthetic, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum that is well grounded in basic and specialized courses. Sacred Heart is a Catholic school with a tradition of ecumenism, welcoming the enrichment that students and faculty of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences. In 1978, Sacred Heart moved from Overbrook to Bryn Mawr where it continues to root its academic program in the liberal arts and to empower young women to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.
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