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
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.
Who We Are
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
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
Sacred Heart schools
around the world
of students awarded
financial aid each year
hours of community service
over the past 25 years
On May 12, sixteen members of the Sacred Heart community participated in Midnight Run.
Sacred Heart Junior, Madeline W., was recently named the winner of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge in New York’s 12th District.
Sophomores in Ms. O’Leary’s World Literature course journeyed to an imaginary island in the Mediterranean Sea as they read Shakespeare’s tragicomedy The Tempest.