Sacred Heart Greenwich

  • Founded in 1848, Sacred Heart Greenwich is part of the international network of Sacred Heart schools. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent college preparatory day school for more than 730 girls in kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed early childhood education program.
  • The School is on a beautiful 118-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • The School offers a rigorous academic program, combined with a community service requirement and a well-rounded focus that includes the arts and athletics to encourage students to become global leaders.
  • World languages are emphaiszed, beginning in early childhood with Chinese, French and Spanish, expanding in the upper grades to include Arabic and Latin.
  • An international exchange program enables students to travel during the school year to other Sacred Heart schools in Australia, Austria, France, England, Ireland, Latin America, Spain and Taiwan.
  • Online courses are available in the Upper School through Sacred Heart's affiliatoin with the National Online School for Girls and SophieConnect, a project of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
  • Science and science research are a major focus beginning in the earliest grades, leading to opportunities to enroll in the three-year Science Research Program in Upper School.
  • The beautiful campus includes outstanding modern facilities. In fall 2015, the 36,500 sq. ft. Atheltic Center opened with six regulation squash courts, three gyms, dance/yoga studio, and training facilities. These are in addition to outdoor soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and softball fields, tennis courts, track and field, and cross country trails. There is an indoor pool for diving and swimming competition. The school's academics are enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, a library/media with an extensive print and online collection, the David J. Bloom Broadcast Journalist Suite, an outdoor observatory, maker space, theater, art rooms, and computer labs. The latest in technology is integrated at all grade levels and grades 5-12 have their own individual laptops for classroom work, research, and homework assignments.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
State or regional independent school association
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1848
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students731 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Sacred Heart Greenwich Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses24 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform requirements vary from Lower to Upper School.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Tuition NotesTuition varies depending on grade. Please view tuitions per grade at in the Admission section.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$26,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCatherine Cullinane
Admissions AssociateMagaret King


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
"King Street Chronicle" newspaper, "Voices" world language art & literary magazine, Arabic Club, Big Sisters, Breast Cancer Awareness club, Broadcast Journalism, Chinese Club, Communiyt Service club, Habitat for Humanity club, Model United Nations, Perspectives literary magazine, Red Cross Club, Spanish club, Speech and Debate Team, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Bell Choir, The Madrigals

School Notes

  • Overlooking Long Island Sound, the campus offers:
  • Teaching 21st-century skills 
  • International exchange program 
  • Modern classrooms with latest in technology
  • Laptop computer program for Middle and Upper Schools; ipads and computer center for early childhood and Lower School students
  • Science labs
  • Maker Space
  • Library/Media Center
  • Outdoor observatory
  • Synthetic turf fields, tennis courts, cross country course, and grassy fields
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • New 35,600-sq.-ft athletic center
  • Broadcast journalism program with state-of-art facility
  • Dance/Yoga studio
  • Performing Arts Center 
  • Beautiful cottage for Barat Center for Early Childhood Education
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Greenwich
    Grades: PK-12 | 811 students
    3.8 miles
    200 N Maple Ave
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    (203) 625-8915
    3.8 PK-12
  • Greens Farms
    Grades: PK-12 | 713 students
    20 miles
    35 Beachside Avenue
    Greens Farms, CT 06838
    (203) 256-7501
    20 PK-12
  • New Canaan
    Grades: 5-12 | 581 students
    13.4 miles
    377 North Wilton Road
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    (203) 801-4833
    13.4 5-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 328 students
    38.8 miles
    101 Aspetuck
    New Milford, CT 06776
    (860) 210-3800
    38.8 9-12
  • Trumbull
    St Joseph High School
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    Grades: 9-12 | 794 students
    30.5 miles
    2320 Huntington Tpke
    Trumbull, CT 06611
    (203) 378-9378
    30.5 9-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
In a "sea of sameness" regarding private school education in Westchester/Fairfield, Sacred Heart stands out by delivering not just academic rigor, excellent sports and top-notch college matriculation, but an education of the whole person, including their ethical and spiritual compass. While many schools talk the talk about character, Sacred Heart lives and breathes it. Our daughters have thrived in an environment where they are challenged intellectually, on the sports fields, in the labs and in community service. They feel safe and accepted. They can take risks, make mistakes, and not be judged. The teachers do an outstanding job preparing the girls for college and life beyond. We are so fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school.
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Sacred Heart is an amazing school - fantastic sports facilities, amazing broadcast journalism program and caring teachers and administration. Academics are rigorous and girls graduate with excellent preparation for college. Most importantly, they gain a strong moral foundation and a sense of the importance of service to others.
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As an alumna of Sacred Heart, who is currently involved in numerous aspects of the school, I could not be more grateful for my upbringing; Without Sacred Heart, I would not be the woman I am today. It is so important for me to support a school that not only challenges its students academically but also forms women with strong characters and values. Seeing Sacred Heart's educational innovations (like the STEAM program and Broadcast Journalism expansion) makes me excited about current students' opportunities. They learn that they can accomplish and achieve any goal and that their future is in their hands. Girls lead on every platform of the school: meetings, rehearsals, practices, and service experiences. Even a decade after graduation, each time I return to the school, I feel like I am home. The attention, relationships, and community that is Sacred Heart is timeless.
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As a trustee, an alumna, a parent of a current student and parent of an alumna, I can confidently say that the Sacred Heart Greenwich has held true to its mission over time while simultaneously innovating to stay on top of curriculum trends. Graduates of Sacred Heart are not only prepared for college and their careers, but they bring a unique perspective to the table as confident female leaders who possess strong values, morals and judgement.
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Sacred Heart Greenwich has provided an outstanding experience for our daughter. The academics are very strong. The students are really prepared for college. The sports program and community service programs offer a lot of opportunities for the students to excel. Most of all, there is a strong moral compass in the culture of the school. The girls live the goals and criteria in all aspects of school life.
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Our daughter started in kindergarten and we couldn't be more thrilled with her attending a school that has excellent academics but also focuses just as much on character. Given the moral compass is developed at such a young age we are thrilled she is in an environment that places just as much importance on character development as on academics. Also, it couldn't be a more caring and nurturing environment that welcomes people from all walks of life. Given we reside in such an affluent community, we love that our daughter attends a school that emphasizes becoming a global leader and accepting all people.
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Our daughter is recieving an exceptional education at Sacred Heart Greenwich. The level of attention and dedication to each individual student from faculty and administrators is excellent. We could not be happier with our experience and can not imagine her developing her academics and character anywhere else.
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