Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, our educational mission is to empower young women to become the leaders of tomorrow. One of six CSJ schools, Sacred Heart fosters respect for and oneness with creation, and is committed to nurturing inclusive love, unity, reconciliation, justice and peace. Rooted in the gospel of Jesus, we strive to develop passionate and confident students who use their academic and leadership talents to address the needs of our time. Rigorous academics, varied extracurricular programs, athletics and faith formation opportunities develop students with college and life readiness skills who are prepared to “lead with heart.”
Enrollment is approximately 900 students from 45 school districts across Long Island and Queens. SHA offers subsidized transportation to the Rockaways and has recently implemented a shuttle to local train stations. Our award-winning campus (ACEC Silver Award) includes a new track and field that is used for athletics and student classes.
Highly qualified and experienced faculty members offer personal care and attention to students in small class settings. The student to teacher ratio is 15 to 1. A challenging curriculum includes two pathways: STEAM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art, and Math) and STELLAR (Social Science, Theology, English Language/Lit, World Language, Law & Business, the Arts, and Research in the Humanities). The past year, 95% of SHA's graduates received academic, athletic or artistic scholarships, totaling over $45 million. 100% of the graduating seniors are attending four-year colleges and universities, many enrolling in the nation's top-ranked programs for science, business, education, engineering and the arts.
Sacred Heart Academy is proud to be the only all-girls school in the country to have a Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. Students have access to the same information platform used by industry leaders, and have opportunities to achieve the credential of Bloomberg certification. A state-of-the-art science research center prepares students for national competitions and trains them for fields traditionally underrepresented by women.
Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in English, Math, Language, Social Studies and the Arts. Through a dual enrollment program, SHA students may take college–level courses accredited by Adelphi University, Molloy College, St. John’s University and St. Joseph’s College.
SHA’s extracurricular program includes over 40 clubs which allow students opportunities to work cooperatively and develop leadership skills. The Fine Arts program has varied offerings in music, dance, and the performing arts. Sacred Heart is a member of the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Girls Athletic Association. We sponsor 11 sports which are coached by talented professionals. Our teams have won numerous championships and are ranked locally and nationally. Professional training services are available to all students.
Sacred Heart Academy is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence – the highest designation offered by the United States Department of Education. SHA is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. SHA is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the National Coalition for Girls Schools
Ms. Mary White, Director of Admissions
Sisters of Saint Joseph
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