Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and by preparing them to meet lifes challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student.
Sacred Heart Academy is faithful to the goals of a Sacred Heart education: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others.
A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, aesthetic, athletic, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum well grounded in basic and special courses.
The Sacred Heart academic program is rooted in the liberal arts taught in contemporary ways. It empowers girls to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.
The school is a Catholic school with a tradition of ecumenism, welcoming the enrichment that students, faculty, and parents of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences.
SHA is a private, independent school under the auspices of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The religious traditions, beliefs and practices of students who are not Roman Catholic are appreciated and respected in accord with the spirit of the Vatican Council Declarations on religious freedom, ecumenism and with the relationship of the Church with non-Christian religions. The religious preferences of everyone are respected, but all students are required to attend all religious classes and liturgical celebrations.