Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

  • We are a member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools, linked with more than 150 Sacred Heart schools in 30 countries.
  • Our high school students may study for a quarter or semester at one of our sister schools in Asia, Australia, Europe, or South America with shorter exchanges in North America available for our middle school students.
  • You will find our elementary school students playing the music of Japan; exploring the geography of Zimbabwe; or studying the language of France.
  • By integrating technology with the curriculum, our students video conference with schools in Taiwan; take virtual field trips to Colonial America; and email student "pen pals" in Israel.
  • The international scope of Sacred Heart education fosters the global awareness vital for student success in the 21st century.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1929
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students522 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Government Politics, AP Language and Composition, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US History
Average SAT score1300
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 16 / Jan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,060
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $6,258 to $21,060.
% on Financial Aid
24%
Admissions DirectorTherese Hagemeister
Admissions AssociateKathy Meyer

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, CARE Club, Debate Club, Environmental Club, French Club, Math Club, Mock Trial Team, National Honor Society, Pax Christi, Pro-Life Club, Spanish Club, Speech Team, Student Council, Women at the Well

Arts and Music Programs:
Liturgy Choir, Show Choir, Thespian Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Varsity Club

School Notes

  • Inspired by the vision of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School strives to educate the heart and mind of each child in a nurturing and challenging environment. We are dedicated to educating the whole child and preparing our students for lives of faith in God, integrity, leadership and service to others. Our mission is to transform the world, one child at a time. The foundation of our mission and educational philosophy are the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. These give meaning and purpose to our objectives and unite us through a common thread with other Sacred Heart schools around the world. The strength of Sacred Heart education lies in the building of relationships around our values. Serious in principles, strong in studies and rich in the spirit of love and life, we are a Catholic school which takes great pride in living Saint Madeleine Sophie's vision.
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