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A school of doers, dreamers & inventors.

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, our alumnae and our NOLA community.
Faith. Academics. Service. Community. Growth. That's how our students prepare to change the world.

Changing the world since 1867.

Academy of the Sacred Heart is New Orleans' only Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls from age 1 through grade 12. Founded in 1867, and affectionately known as the Rosary, the school has a long history that is rooted in the spiritual charism of the Society of the Sacred Heart, whose mission is "to discover and make known the love of God through the heart of Jesus.” This purpose is carried out across the global Sacred Heart network, in more than 150 schools in 41 countries. Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 25 Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States and Canada sponsored by the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ). In the pursuit of their shared mission, all Sacred Heart schools are united by the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and a rich legacy of educating girls to change the world.

"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
–St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, Foundress of a Sacred Heart Education


Explorer. Inventor. Scholar. Leader. How will she change the world? 


Act, sing, dance, draw, paint – here, she'll find inspiration everywhere.


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