A well-designed college preparatory curriculum reflects both the interests and the needs of the student. The Upper School provides the flexibility that allows the full development of individual interests while offering everything that is essential for the development of young women leaders today.

Consistent with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools, the Upper School provides an academic program that focuses on the development of the whole person. Every student at the Academy receives intense training in the core disciplines of English, mathematics, social studies, world languages and science. Additionally, art, music, drama, public speaking, technology, theology and wellness are essential, integrated parts of this program. Through the physical education and athletics program, Academy of the Sacred Heart helps each student develop a respect for physical fitness, a sense of fair play and an awareness of the enjoyment derived from athletic endeavors. Juniors and seniors may take more advanced courses such as Honors European History, Honors Pre-calculus, Honors Physics, and Advanced Placement courses.

Plan of Studies

To learn more about our academic program and examine a complete listing of our courses with descriptions, view our Plan of Studies 2023-24 Booklet below. (Its requirements are applicable to the Class of 2027.) A PDF version of this document may be found here.

Click here to view course descriptions for the Upper School on our Atlas curriculum site. 

US Curriculum