Welcome to Sacred Heart! 


I invite you to explore our website to get a sense of Sacred Heart’s unique community, where each young woman is cared for, respected, and challenged to realize her full potential.

Sacred Heart’s mission traces back to 1800, when Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in post-Revolutionary France.  A cultural disrupter of her time, Saint Madeleine Sophie used her intellect and passion for education to challenge societal norms and educate women. The society of schools she founded has evolved into an international network of 150+ Sacred Heart schools in over 40 countries. 

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat’s vision and commitment to action continue to inspire us today. Guided by one mission shared by all Sacred Heart schools, we strive to educate and empower each young women to positively influence the world in a way that only she can, drawing on her intellect, faith and spirituality, courage, and unique talents.

No words can convey the feeling one gets walking through the doors of Sacred Heart at 91st Street, 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


Joseph J. Ciancaglini, Head of School

Sacred Heart women positively influence the world by thinking critically, acting with courage and compassion, and manifesting an informed and lively faith."