Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to Sacred Heart! I hope that this website will give you a glimpse into the dynamic nature of the education we offer and the community that makes us who we are. Convent of the Sacred Heart combines an outstanding academic experience with an environment that nurtures the heart, mind and spirit of each its young women. In addition to a rigorous and challenging curricular program for girls from pre-k through grade 12, we are a community of individuals all working together to help form the "whole child," addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional development.
Inherent in what makes Sacred Heart unique is a rich history that began at the turn of the 19th century. In 1800, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in France, with the singular — and revolutionary — goal of educating women. Her vision of personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom continues to guide us today. Convent of the Sacred Heart at 91st Street is part of a worldwide Network of Sacred Heart schools. Our Goals and Criteria, derived from St. Madeleine Sophie's original concept of an ideal education, form the framework of our educational philosophy. As they have for over 200 years, Sacred Heart women positively influence the world by thinking critically, acting with courage and compassion, and manifesting an informed and lively faith.
There is no amount of information we can provide that will convey the feeling one gets walking through the doors of Sacred Heart, and I invite you to come to the school to experience that feeling for yourself. We look forward to seeing you.
Joseph J. Ciancaglini
Head of School