Private Schools
Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy

Type: Day
Gender: Girls
480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA

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Established in 1865, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) is an independent, all-girls, K-12, Catholic school on the Main Line. SHA has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. SHA is a member of a national network of 25 independent schools located in North America. More than 140 Sacred Heart schools around the world share a common heritage and vision and provide an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, service opportunities, and the use of the Sofie Network. SHA is accredited by PAIS.

Awards or Certifications:

Accredited by Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Sacred Heart Academy educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and preparing them to meet life’s challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student.

What is your mission statement?

As a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits itself to educate:

to a personal and active faith in God;
to a deep respect for intellectual values;
to a social awareness which impels to action;
to the building of community as a Christian value; and
to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.




Brave hearts. Bold learning. Meaningful connections.