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ASH Upper School (Grades 8-12)

The Academy of the Sacred Heart’s philosophy emanates from the educational tradition begun in France in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat and brought to America in 1818 by St. Philippine Duchesne.

The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum where students are not only encouraged to acquire the basic skills to continue their education, but also are encouraged to gain a love of learning and the ability to apply their knowledge to moral, intellectual, and social questions. While focusing on the individual, the school endeavors to provide opportunities for students to develop a concern for others through the sharing of experiences by students and faculty from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Our unique and challenging Honors Program is an individualized course of study that allows students to explore a topic of interest and to demonstrate their understanding through a capstone project.  Its standards promote a growth mindset, active learning, global learning and academic integrity. 


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Upper School (8th Grade - 12th Grade)

Upper School Administration

angela hymel                                    division head

lauren lafosse                              dean of students

charlotte lahaye,    Ed.D, NBCT   
curriculum coordinator

ASH Honors

"The Honors Program develops 21st century learning skills in students through a dynamic, multidisciplinary curriculum that promotes innovation, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. As students advance in the program over the course of their Upper School careers, they have opportunities to apply their learning to real-world situations and to leave a meaningful impact on their world. "

-Roxanne Guillory, Honors Program Director, Upper School English Teacher