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Preschool & Lower School at ASH

Prekindergarten & Kindergarten

Named in the top 3 of "Gambit's Best Nursery/Preschool in New Orleans" four years in a row, our Preschool program nurtures the innate sense of wonder each girl has about herself and her world – a gift from God. Throughout Preschool, we guide her in a loving, Christian atmosphere, rooted in our mission and in tune with her abilities and potential. Our developmental curriculum emphasizes the joy of discovery and enables her to develop a positive self-concept, a love of learning and essential readiness skills.

Grade 1–4

During Lower School, we place particular emphasis on the developmental stages and learning styles of each student. Teachers use programs geared to those concerns and provide a solid foundation in basic skills needed to master the subject matter. Art, music, religion, French and science programs further enrich the learning experience. Students are encouraged to integrate the material into their lives and become joyous learners in the process.

Girls are encouraged to be independent and take responsibility for their learning. Teachers and parents work closely together to help them with age-appropriate study and organizational skills. Emphasis is placed on effective communication skills as they lay the foundation of lasting friendships.

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The Makerspace provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they develop independence, and self-regulation. Students have a variety of tools and materials they can use, such as Popsicle sticks, recycled materials, string, tape, and low temp glue guns. All of the materials create an atmosphere that enables making, problem solving, creativity, effective communication and collaboration. Read more >


Academy of the Sacred Heart believes that every student – from the youngest of ages to the graduating senior – should read, hear and be exposed to the top contemporary writers and speakers of our day. View Recent Visitors > 

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What is Global Education at Sacred Heart?

Global education is intrinsic to our identity and mission at Sacred Heart. Global education serves as a pathway on which students come to discover and understand themselves, their world and our connections to each other. Read more >

Questions About Preschool & Lower School?
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Shara Hammet, Lower School Division Head

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Kris Blamphin, Instructional Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

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Ashley Zito, Director of Admission

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