Head of School Welcome
Welcome to a learning community of exceptional difference with expansive connections to a global network of Sacred Heart schools preparing creative new leaders of intellect, soul and character. As you consider joining the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, you gain access to an unparalleled educational community that spans 22 locations throughout the United States and 41 countries around the world.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is the only school in the regional community that blends the values of an independent school education with the distinctive commitments of faith aligned with the only network of independent schools in the United States. Rooted in 160 years of experience, young women and men educated at the Academy of the Sacred Heart recognize the exemplary nature of their experience as they find their way to first-tier colleges and universities of their choice and ultimately to leadership positions in corporations, communities, families and service-based organizations. The Academy of the Sacred Heart begins with infants and graduates leaders.
Educating a child is a process, not an event. As such, it requires a community of adults who share a commitment to common values, who seek ways to stretch intellectual thought and who demand excellence in all dimensions of living. At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, we value integrity as much as we value test scores, and we recognize that it is the complementary commitment of parents, faculty and the entire Sacred Heart family that shapes the life of each of our students.
Small by design and consistent with the mission expressed through the international commitment to the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education, the Academy of the Sacred Heart places a focus on the talents given by God to each child and seeks to stretch self-discovery and excellence through both classical studies and experiential educational opportunities. From the playing field to the playground, the Academy of the Sacred Heart recognizes the essential element of balance in the life of a creative adult leader and partners intellectual excellence with personal growth to graduate those young leaders prepared to be as exemplary in communication skills as they are in technological expertise.
Graduates of the Academy of the Sacred Heart stand out in the crowd as they are distinctive in their self-understanding, confidence, personal commitment to a life of integrity and service, and a strong, active faith in God. There is no other educational institution in the regional community that provides a sanctuary of growth, learning and love as we do at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart experience changes the world, one child at a time, and is an exceptional community of choice for those families who are looking for the unique blend of education, faith and preparation for life that is the Sacred Heart difference.
I invite you to “Come and See”—meet our parents, our students, our faculty, our alumnae and alumni and share in the Sacred Heart experience. Our way of educating is rooted in relationships that transform lives, and I look forward to meeting you as you take the next steps toward membership in the school community that is not a school but a life-long way of living.
Bridget Bearss, RSCJ
Head of School