Communicating with confidence and power.


Since the inception of Sacred Heart schools, public speaking has been integral to the curriculum to empower our young women to develop into confident, articulate leaders. Starting in Kindergarten, students learn and consistently practice how to concisely organize content and express ideas and opinions with clarity to engage or persuade an audience.

The forensics team (or Speech) is one of our most popular extra-curricular activities with 20% of the Upper School students competing in local, state and national competitions. Led by New York Catholic Forensics League Hall of Famer, Michaela Ablon, Sacred Heart’s young women are challenged to find and share their voice.


Key Forensics Achievements: 2019-2020

  • 1 NYC Champion, 2 Runners-Up & 4 National Qualifiers (tournament cancelled)
  • 26 Qualifiers for the State Championship (tournament cancelled)
  • Top finishing independent school in New York City; 3rd place Speech sweepstakes.