What Sets Us Apart

In 1801, our founder had a revolutionary idea: to educate and empower young women.
Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat's vision of educational excellence continues to inspire us today.

Mission-driven

We empower each young woman to find
and share her passion and purpose.

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Future-fluent

We instill critical skills- analytical thinking and creativity, leadership and ethical judgement- needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. 

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Impact-oriented

We teach students to look beyond themselves for ways they can impact and influence the larger community.

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Global-ready

We offer students life-changing experiences across the globe through our International Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

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You Belong

We are a remarkable community where everyone knows and appreciates who you are. Each student is encouraged to take risks and discover what she is capable of achieving.

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Who We Are

Claire

Being part of the Sacred Heart network gave me the amazing opportunity to participate in the International Summit in France. I discussed global issues with Sacred Heart girls from all over the world, giving me a new perspective on issues such as climate change.

Claire, Grade 12

Alicia

At Sacred Heart I learned how to think, not what to think. I was encouraged from a young age to articulate my own thoughts and stand up for what I believe in.

Alicia Rivera '18, Harvard University

Cricket

Learning to love service is a special part of a Sacred Heart education. In 6th grade, I volunteered for Project Cicero and Meals on Wheels. Delivering books to kids from under-resourced communities and bringing food to seniors who are homebound helped me realize that a small action can make a major difference.

Cricket, Grade 10

Alysse

One of my favorite Sacred Heart traditions is “K Buddies” where 4th graders are paired with Kindergarteners. Last year, I had a K Buddy named Jacqueline. We read together, played fun games and I made sure she felt welcome as part of the Sacred Heart family...just like my K Buddy did for me.

Alysse, Grade 5

Caitlin

After graduating, I took a gap year to teach at Kangole Girls Senior Secondary School in Uganda. I taught math, PE and started the first competitive soccer team. Most importantly, I learned to never underestimate the power of what we can bring from 91st Street to the rest of the world.

Caitlin Murphy '17, The University of Virginia

At a Glance

18

AP & 90+ courses
in Upper School

1/3

of students
study internationally

15

AAIS tournament
championships in
the last 5 years

#1

all-girls Speech Team
in New York State

717

students

#1

largest Athletics and Wellness
school facility in Manhattan

89%

of faculty have masters
or doctoral degrees

6.7:1

student to faculty ratio

60+

student-led clubs
and organizations

159

Sacred Heart schools
around the world

20%

of students awarded
financial aid each year

100k+

hours of community service
over the past 25 years

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