Overview

Excellence Starts with the Heart

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, we have been experts in the academic and spiritual formation of young women for nearly 200 years. Our educators are experts in girls education, and they strive to develop well-rounded, wholehearted women leaders.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Grand Coteau, our school offers one of the most unique settings in the world — a learning environment steeped in 200 years of history and rooted in the Catholic faith. Through a comprehensive, multi-discipline program, our mission is to guide every young woman spiritually, socially and academically into a confident contributor and trailblazer for her community.

If you are interested in learning more about the Academy or enrollment process, download our campus life viewbook and admissions guide today or call today at 337-294-0469!

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Academy of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1821, is an independent Catholic school enrolling girls in pre-primary through grade twelve with residential accommodations for students in grades seventh through twelve.

As a member of the worldwide network of Sacred Heart schools, the Academy of the Sacred Heart emphasizes the total development of mind, body, and spirit through an education rooted in the Catholic tradition. Students thrive in an environment characterized by seriousness of purpose, love of learning, creativity, and meaningful relationships. The Academy is committed to educating young women to a lively sense of God’s action in their lives, to a serious understanding of the world, and to a courageous confidence that every person can make a difference.

The Sacred Heart mission seeks to develop within each student a personal & active faith in God.

“Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the Academy welcomes people of diverse beliefs and seeks to instill in its students a deep understanding and respect for people of different cultures and religions.”

The goal at the Academy is to develop life-long learners, with an emphasis on individual thought and experiential instruction, religious curriculum, active learning, small classes and a professional faculty committed to the learning styles of young women.