Welcome from the Headmistress
Strengthen in us, O God, the work You have begun in us.
––St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Welcome to our website—a dynamic gateway into our life of faith, academics, service and community at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Through its many images, infographics and words, you will enter our unique learning community—a community of students, adults and professionals who are each committed to the common mission of “making known the love of the heart of Jesus” through the work of education. This mission characterizes our school culture, our educational practice and instructional methodology at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Our school community has deep roots in the City of New Orleans, and we have been sustained for over a hundred years by a truly distinctive spirit, a spirit that marks everything we do and all that are as a part of this community.
For the 2017-2018 year, our school theme is expressed in a quote and prayer from St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, pioneer woman religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart. From France, St. Philippine Duchesne brought the Society of the Sacred Heart to North America. It is on her shoulders we stand today: facing forward to the next 200 years with the enduring gifts of her visionary zeal and courageous tenacity.
I hope that you discover our distinctive quality as you visit the many pages of this website. May they lead you on a journey that educates and transforms, ignites and inspires.