Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls Pre-K to grade 12. Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart and lay-owned and governed since 1969, the school is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
More than 60 men and women serve as the faculty of Sacred Heart. Sixty percent hold advanced degrees in their field. Sacred Heart has provided faculty and staff ongoing professional development programs.
Sacred Heart students come from a variety of religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and represent 53 zip codes
in southeastern Pennsylvania. Each child is valued as a unique individual according to the tradition of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who said, "For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society." 100% of the senior class graduates and goes on to a four-year college.
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Sacred Heart resides on 16 acres in the heart of Bryn Mawr. The campus is made up of three buildings: a Tudor Mansion, the School House, and the Marie Cornelia Dooley building provide a complex of classrooms, laboratories, and administrative offices. Students also enjoy a gymnasium with a full stage and two large playing fields.
Students participate in 12 varsity competitive sports and nearly twenty different clubs and organizations. Theatrical performances are staged throughout the year, and students enter a variety of local and national academic and arts competitions.
Sacred Heart is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Transportation to Sacred Heart is available by the public school system's bus service. For those students using the Paoli Local train, SEPTA bus or trolley, complimentary van service to and
from Bryn Mawr station is available each morning and