A Catholic, independent, college-prep school for girls, ages 1 – 12th grade.

Changing the world since 1867

The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in 1867, is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls offering education an instructional services from pre-kindergarten school through grade 12. Little Hearts, a separate Early Learning Program for ages 1 through 3 year-old girls, is also a division of the school.

At Sacred Heart, we challenge our girls with an education attuned to the circumstances and times in which we live, and we express an exceptional spirit of love – for our traditions, our students and our city.
Customs and traditions that characterize Sacred Heart schools evolve over the years, but the vital force always remains the same: a deep personal love of God. This love inspires our students to share their gifts with others through lives of concern and service.

What is a Sacred Heart Education?

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The Sacred Heart Promise

Sacred Heart Promise

Sacred Heart will continue to work to deliver on the Sacred Heart Promise to each of you, our Parents, who have graciously entrusted to Sacred Heart the education of your daughters:

Founded in 1867 and grounded in the history of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent, Catholic, all-girl, college-prep institution.

Our teachers and staff create a warm, nurturing and caring atmosphere of affection and freedom, stimulating personal growth for the whole child.

Our students thrive and grow as they discover their unique talents. Dedicated teachers draw out the potential of each student, who is confident as she masters the challenging academic curriculum in pursuit of new horizons. A deep respect for intellectual values is paramount.

Our students are alert to the needs of others and embrace a profound sense of social awareness. This leads to lives of conviction and action. They are courageous in building community as a Christian value.

Girls develop relationships both here and abroad. These enduring friendships transcend their years in school. Our graduates are alive with a personal and active faith as they learn to celebrate the mystery of God's goodness in their lives.

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Non Discrimination Policy

Non Discrimination Policy

Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent college prep, ISAS school for girls, and admits qualified students regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart’s mission includes the goal of educating young women to have a greater understanding of diversity in all forms in the New Orleans area in order to celebrate our differences and to break down the barriers that separate us.
Sacred Heart recognizes that through education, open-minded dialogue and action, we can help change the systemic causes of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that permeate our society.

Where do ASH girls attend college?

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Rosary Campus
4521 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans LA 70115
(504) 891-1943 | Fax (504) 891-9939
Mater Campus
4301 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans LA 70115
(504) 269-1230 | Fax (504) 896-7899
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