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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
10202 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
Telephone
(713) 468-8211

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.

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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
1250
114 responses
Average ACT
29
63 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Conge
    25%
  • Fishinish
    16%
  • Unity Day
    16%
  • Gouter
    14%
  • Assembly
    9%
  • Uganda Concert
    9%
  • 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
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    58%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 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
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $114,853
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,247
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $570,001
    National
    $184,700

    Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Reviews

    58 reviews
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    I am in my late twenties now, and I can honestly say that Duchesne made a huge impact on my development into becoming the woman that I am. I am still close friends with many girls in my graduating class and we often talk about how much our experience at Duchesne shaped us in those early years. I really believe that because I went to high school (and middle school) in such a safe and positive environment, I was able to achieve so much more in my life. I learned certain values that I could have never received elsewhere. I am so grateful for my experiences over the years. Duchesne really has changed my life and I will always be connected to such an amazing family of women because of it!
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    DASH has designed its academic curriculum and athletic programs to challenge the girls, whilst also providing them with the necessary support and resources to ensure they are successful in every endeavor. Learning extends well beyond the classroom, touching on complex social issues like equality and the environment through open and honest discussions with the girls.

    The students see themselves as part of a sisterhood, with friendships lasting way beyond graduation. It's common to see the girls holding hands on campus and never passing one another outside of the school without giving each other a hug. This sisterhood naturally extends upwards to the parents as well, where new friendships are formed across grade levels and similarly last a lifetime.

    Our family's experience with Duchesne Academy continues to exceed our expectations. The DASH community - faculty, students, parents and alumni - seemingly never rest, striving to build upon their previous year's successes.
    The teachers at Duchesne are incredible and really care about the students' education. They are always experimenting with better teaching methods, resulting in unique experiences such as upside-down classrooms and relaxed classroom furniture. The teachers never fail to challenge their students and help them be proactive in their learning; for example, even though I am the only student in my English class, I have still been assigned a ten-page research paper in which I am allowed to explore whatever topic about Shakespearean literature that I choose. Furthermore, because the school is small, classes can be tailored for the students. I moved to this school in my senior year, and the administration was incredibly helpful with making sure I was completing all the required courses yet could take the classes I wanted.