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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,060
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 16 / Jan. 17 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
447 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Villa Duchesne School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 16 / Jan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $6,258 to $21,060.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Therese Hagemeister
Admissions Associate
Tori Weldon



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, CARE Club, Dance Team, 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 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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 447 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,060
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 16 / Jan. 17 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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