Convent of the Sacred Heart

1177 King St, Greenwich, CT 06831

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Convent of the Sacred Heart Convent of the Sacred Heart

Convent of the Sacred Heart is an independent, college preparatory, Catholic day school for young women serving students from Preschool through Grade 12. Founded in 1848 in New York City, the school relocated to Greenwich in 1945. Convent of the Sacred Heart is part of a worldwide network of Sacred Heart schools in 35 countries that has been educating women for more than 200 years. The 22 Sacred Heart Schools in the United States share a common set of Goals and Criteria that guide the decisions made by our 22-member Board of Trustees. Committed to each girl’s intellectual, spiritual, social and physical development, our dedicated faculty and staff provide a rigorous academic program, enrichment and honors study, a supportive advisory program and opportunities for creative exploration, entrepreneurship and independent study. Middle and Upper Schools students have an opportunity to participate in an international exchange program with other Sacred Heart schools.

The school is dedicated to developing confident young women who have a strong sense of self, independence of judgment and social awareness so that they can become leaders with broad intellectual and spiritual horizons.

Technology enables Sacred Heart to develop new programs which promote creativity and exploration for the development of 21st century learners. The Lower, Middle and Upper Schools are equipped with the latest in technology. The Lower School students have computers in their classrooms, as well as in a dual-platform Computer Lab which each class visits regularly. iPads are used extensively in the Lower School, including Preschool and Prekindergarten, and are being introduced into the Middle School. Fifth graders will have net books and the lap top program will now include the sixth grade, as well as grades 7-12. A computer laptop program for grades 6-12 is incorporated into the curriculum across all disciplines. Using the latest in technology, the Broadcast Journalism and Science Research programs provide students with many opportunities to excel.

In preschool through grade 4, individual, small group and whole group instruction is used in the core disciplines of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, theology and world languages. In addition to regular classroom instruction, academic teaching specialists meet with Lower School students and classroom teachers.

In grades 5 through 8, each student has an advisor who guides and encourages the students in all aspects of school life. The curriculum is departmentalized to include mathematics, science, computer, language arts, theology, social studies and world languages. Lower and Middle School students receive instruction in library skills, music, drama, dance, art, and physical education/health.

In the Upper School, the curriculum offers more than 70 courses in mathematics, science, English, social sciences, history, theology, world languages, fine arts, technology and physical education/health. Honors courses are taught in geometry, algebra II/trigonometry, precalculus, biology, chemistry, physics, history, English, Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish.

Advanced Placement courses are offered in calculus AB and BC; statistics; computer science; biology; studio art; physics; chemistry; environmental science; psychology; microeconomics; English literature; American and European history; comparative government; art history; Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish languages; and Spanish literature. All academic disciplines employ the computer as a tool for writing, research, analysis and presentation.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Boys Grades PS (Age 3)-PS (Age 3), Girls PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1177 King St, Greenwich, CT 06831
Year Established1848
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$29,400-35,900; estimated extras $300-1750
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded132
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$2,500,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarTrimester
Supplemental InstructionReview, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades5-12
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, Latin, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Recreational. 2-3 weeks
Accredited ByCLS, NEASC
Interscholastic Girls' SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross-country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School61
Most Common Graduate DestinationsHoly Cross 4, Elon 4, Villanova 4, Wake Forest 4, Yale 2, Columbia 2


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$50
New Students124
Tests Used for AdmissionCTP 4, ISEE, SSAT


AdministratorPamela Juan Hayes
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2009
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Briarcliffe College, MAT, Manhattanville College
Director(s) of AdmissionsCatherine Cullinane, Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment775
Day Students775
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)476
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)299
Average Class Size13
Dress CodeUniform
Teaching Faculty113
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)80

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage118
Buildings on Campus10
Endowment Value$30,500,000
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