Head of School Welcome

Outdoor photo of Damian Hermann, Head of School, Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Welcome to Academy of the Sacred Heart. We are an international community; one of more than 150 schools committed to forming global citizens to be the best for the world. With 200 years of educational experience, evolution and innovation to draw upon, Sacred Heart educators build on best practices to design intentional, individual experiences to challenge each student. We believe that:

  • learning experiences that promote discovery and curiosity result in engaged students who develop the virtues and habits essential to living a fully human life.

  • reason nourishes faith and faith nourishes reason.

  • through relationships, we come to understand that God is present in each person.

  • through the Goals and Criteria, students live lives of faith, intellectual excellence, responsibility to self and community, and personal integrity.

As an educational community that spans birth through Grade 12, we have the privilege to truly watch our students grow up, and we know each child in a way that few schools can boast. We are experts in the many milestones of the early childhood experience and the challenges of primary and lower school skill development. We know that single-gender classrooms provide our middle school students with the space they need to continue to grow academically and socially while still being kids. In high school, our single-gender environment empowers young women to be proud scholars, leaders of change, and independent, responsible young adults who flourish and succeed at the collegiate level.

An Academy of the Sacred Heart education is unique and rooted in relationships that empower students to be more than they ever imagined. I invite you to visit us and experience the ASH Difference.

Damian Hermann, Head of School