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  • ASH is the oldest independent school in Michigan.  It was founded in 1851 in Detroit and moved to its current location in Bloomfield Hills in 1958. 
  • The Academy is part of a network of 22 Sacred Heart schools in the U.S. and part of a community of schools in 41 countries around the world.
  • The Academy is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
  • As an independent school, it is owned, operated and governed by a Board of Trustees and is financially self-supporting.
  • In 2006, the school was reunited in educational mission with Kensington Academy, a high school preparatory academy for students in Montessori/Preschool through eighth grade that was originally founded on Sacred Heart's Bloomfield Hills campus. 
  • Approximately 475 students attend the Academy. It is an independent, Catholic college preparatory day school for young women in the Early Childhood Program through Grade 12 and for boys in the Early Childhood Program through Grade 8.
  • Its low student to teacher ratio is an average of 12:1.
  • The 44-acre campus allows for outdoor and indoor hands-on classrooms.
  • The Academy has a commitment to cultural and religious diversity.  The student body represents five continents, and some seven languages are spoken. Approximately 20 percent of its students are non-Catholic.
  • One hundred percent of ASH graduates attend college, and more than 98 percent of graduating seniors are accepted at their first college or university of choice.
  • More than 300 hours of community service are performed weekly by ASH students. The Community Service Program serves the educational, nutritional and social needs of children and adults in our neighboring communities.
  • All Upper School students at the Academy participate in a unique program called Project Term. The program provides an opportunity for students to explore and learn in a focused unit of study as part of the total curriculum. Recent projects included trips to the Amazon, Dominican Republic and Washington, D.C.  
  • ASH has state of the art facilities in technology; technology is integrated at all levels and within all disciplines beginning with Primary School through the Upper School.
  • The campus includes a state-of-the-sport, 31,000 square foot Field House. The multi-sport facility complements sports fields and landscaping that are both ecologically and environmentally friendly.
  • ASH has a rich tradition of excellence in sports, enjoying 16 state championship titles, five all-American athletes and 13 "Coach of the Year" honorees. Sports include: lacrosse, field hockey, golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, skiing, figure skating, equestrian and soccer. The no-cut policy encourages every student a chance to play a sport.