Academics


Committed to excellence

At Sacred Heart Academy, our ongoing commitment to academic excellence flows from the sacramental life of the Church. While growing in love of what is true, good and beautiful, students are formed and edified by daily Mass, weekly Adoration and monthly Reconciliation.

As one of just a few Catholic classical academies nationwide, we offer a robust, unique and exceptional approach to educating students. We strive to draw our students into an authentically Catholic culture so that they in turn may go out into the world, confident in their own identity and equipped to share the Good News wherever they may be called. By educating them in classic literature and languages, engaging them in study of the created world, introducing them to the great beauty and order of great art, music and principles of mathematics, and opening a window into the virtues, vices and contributions of great figures throughout history, we seek to give our students a solid foundation of knowledge to build their lives upon, for making an impact in the world and for realizing their own particular vocationsand ultimately the universal call of each person to holiness.

Learn more about what makes an education ‘classical’ and our vision for Catholic classical education.

We provide full-time educational programs to 3-year-olds through 9th graders and a part-time program called Classsical Enrichment Courses (CEC) to students in 1st-12th grade from area homeschooling families. We are in the process of growing our classical high school and by the 2018-2019 academic year, we will offer full-time programs from preschool through 12th grade. In addition, we also offer programs such as Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, to assist families in the formation of their young children in the Catholic faith.

To enroll in our academy and/or programs, go here.

Spiritus Dei and Agnus Dei Montessori

We offer a Montessori environment for ages 3-6, where we educate the whole childspiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual. In the Montessori approach to education, we celebrate and nurture a child’s intrinsic desire to learn. It is an individualized approach to learning as children are encouraged to learn at their own pace, while at the same time they work and learn collaboratively within their environment. Our mixed-age classroom, a hallmark of Montessori, fosters peer learningyounger children learn from older children and older children reinforce what they have learned by helping the younger students. In the Spiritus Dei (full day environment) and Agnus Dei (half day environment) Montessori at Sacred Heart Academy, we strive to nurture a sense of joy and wonder in children in all that we do. Catechesis of the Good Shepherda beautiful Montessori-based Catholic faith formationis also incorporated into the program.

Learn more about Spiritus Dei and Agnus Dei Montessori.

1st-8th Grade Full-time

With dynamic faculty and a commitment to academic excellence that flows out of the sacramental life of the Church, Sacred Heart Academy offers students in our 1st-8th grade classes something special.

Learn more about our 1st-8th grade full-time classes.

2nd-12th CEC (Part-time)

One of the unique aspects of Sacred Heart Academy is our homeschool partnership program, known as Classical Enrichment Courses (CEC). We offer core courses (English, history, science, math, and Latin) for part-time students in grades 2-12. Together our part-time and full-time students make up a dynamic, unified school community.

Learn more about our part-time CEC program.

Classical High School (9th-12th)

We offer high schoolers a beautiful and challenging course of study, with limited distractions from the work of formation, and continued strong sacramental and pastoral support.

We are in the process of growing our own classical high school, with the addition of a 10th grade class in the 2016-2017 school year. A gradual and deliberate development of the program, beginning by offering 9th grade programming in the 2015-16 school year and working toward graduating our first seniors in the spring of 2019, will ensure that we can maintain a high standard of instruction, a strongly personalized educational experience, and the most prudent use of financial and human resources.

Learn more about this exciting new opportunity for high school students.