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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid
$11,000
From Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is Houston's only all-girls Catholic school educating students from Pre-K3 through 12th grade. Our curriculum, our culture, and our worldview promote active faith, intellectual values, social awareness, building of community, and personal growth.

Our single-sex education ensures that our classes and community offer the support, challenges, and freedom that allow girls to shine. As a college-prep school, 100% of our graduates are admitted to four-year colleges and universities, with many of our girls earning top scholarships.

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1260
123 responses
Average ACT
29
72 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
  • Conge
    21%
  • Fishinish
    15%
  • Unity Day
    15%
  • Gouter
    11%
  • Uganda Concert
    11%
  • Assembly
    8%
  • Prom
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    703
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
    65%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
    65%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $18,500
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    78%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $117,328
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,497
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $631,774
    National
    $184,700

    Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Reviews

    79 reviews
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    I came to Duchesne as a freshman, and the transition into high school was smooth thanks to the girls in my class as well as my teachers. The staff are so nice and they genuinely care about their students. Although there is a lot of work, it is manageable, and there are lots of resources available. Even though Duchesne is a small all girls school, there are so many opportunities to meet people at other schools. Go Chargers!
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    I've been a student at Duchesne since I was in 1st grade. My parents sending me to this school is honestly one of the best things to ever happen to me. While it was their choice at first, I eventuall grew attached to the school and couldn't imagine myself being anywhere else. The community and traditions that the school is founded on are so unique. The all-school activities that happen are always enjoyable, and the memories we make are always genuine and long-lasting.

    Of course, the academic programs are strong. Duchesne also has a strong fine arts department and multiple successful sports teams. Duchesne also has multiple clubs that you're child can join. There is even a robotics team, team #3103 Iron Plaid, that I am a part of. The extracurricular opportunities at Duchesne are practically limitless.

    If you're looking for a safe, well-rounded learning environment to send your girl to, Duchesne Academy is the place for you.
    Duchesne Academy is a great place to learn, explore, socialize, and discover. Their unique environment creates a desire and passion for students to learn. I joined Duchesne in 9th grade, and I could not have been more welcomed and happier to be here. The private school experience allows me to always see my teachers one-on-one, if needed, and creates a more personalized learning experience. It also allows me to get to know my classmates more and take part in every opportunity I want at Duchesne. Besides great academics, I have really enjoyed Duchesne for their sports and clubs as well. It was such a great way to meet people in my own grade, and other grades as well. When I started field hockey pre-season, before school had started, I got my first glimpse into what the community at Duchesne is like; caring and supportive. I noticed this right away and haven’t stopped seeing it since.