Academy of the Sacred Heart

4521 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Part of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, the school comprises five developmentally focused divisions: Little Hearts (ages 2 and 3), preschool (pre-K and K), primary (grades 1-4), preparatory (grades 5-8) and upper school (grades 9-12). A second campus operates on St. Charles Avenue. The prekindergarten introduces basic concepts with the aid of manipulative materials and games. A thematic structure is in use, and the prekindergarten curriculum gradually integrates language arts, math, science and social studies. Kindergarten programming combines structured and unstructured activities, and teachers employ various modalities. The primary division emphasizes effective communication and seeks to develop age-appropriate study and organizational skills. Preparatory school girls engage in a broader curriculum that includes electives and an exposure to Latin and either French or Spanish. In addition to honors and AP courses, the college preparatory upper school program features independent study options and the opportunity to take classes at Tulane University. Upper school girl must purchase a tablet computer for classroom use. Each senior delivers a compulsory speech before the upper school, and both the preparatory and the upper schools hold annual oratory competitions. Student exchange opportunities are available through the Sacred Heart Network, with pupils traveling to Paris, France; England; Chile; Australia; and destinations within the US. The academy's strong athletic program commences in the preschool with activities that focus on fitness. Interscholastic competition begins at the preparatory level.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Girls Grades PS (Age 2)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address4521 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
Other Locations4301 St Charles Ave, New Orleans 70115
Year Established1887
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
AdministratorTimothy M. Burns
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment770
Day Students770
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