What Sets Us Apart

Since 1881, Sacred Heart has lived the mission of our foundress St. Madeleine Sophie Barat – inspiring generations of students to lead meaningful lives. Today, we are a vibrant community that empowers each young woman to share her passion and purpose through our commitment to five core goals.


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

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

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

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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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Personal Growth

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

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Who We Are


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


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


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


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


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


of students
study internationally


(3 NYSAIS and 13 AAIS)
in the last 5 years


all-girls Speech Team
in New York State




largest Athletics and Wellness
school facility in Manhattan


of faculty have masters
or doctoral degrees


student to faculty ratio


student-led clubs
and organizations


Sacred Heart schools
around the world


of students awarded
financial aid each year


hours of community service
over the past 25 years

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