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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
265 Benham St
Hamden, CT 06514
Telephone
(203) 288-2309

Applying

Application Deadline
October 30
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,500
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
Average Financial Aid
From Sacred Heart Academy

Our Mission Statement
Sacred Heart Academy, founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Roman Catholic tradition and committed to the expression of strong Christian values and intellectual growth, provides a challenging college preparatory education for young women. The school is a community which promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages personal integrity, compassion, justice and sense of responsibility to self, to others and to the needs of society.
Our Vision Statement
True to its motto Excelsior SHA will welcome students of diverse backgrounds, develop their potential through a technology enriched academically rigorous program of studies, and lead them to discover their unique talents. Through a culture of service, Sacred Heart Academy will foster an awareness of the changing needs and challenges of the world. The Sacred Heart Academy woman will become who God created her to be, ready to transform the world.

Sacred Heart Academy 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
1170
166 responses
Average ACT
28
50 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • The Musical
    22%
  • Junior Ring
    14%
  • Baccalaureate Mass
    11%
  • Stocking Drive
    11%
  • Senior Week
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
433
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$71,665
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,273
National
$949
Median Home Value
$228,200
National
$184,700

Sacred Heart Academy Reviews

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Sacred Heart Academy is an excellent Catholic School. It is a college prep school, it prepares us for college and beyond. The teachers and staff are very nice and helpful towards all of the students. Also, the school is welcoming to everyone of all races and religions. I have attended Sacred Heart all four years of my high school career and I am so grateful to have attended here. The school has strong morals that push all the girls to be the best they can and to be excelsior woman. Many alums come back to the school and say that their freshman year of college was a breeze because they had already learned the skills to study from Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart Academy is a great school to consider!
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Overall, a wonderful experience! I loved the atmosphere of the school. The faculty and students were always welcoming. This was also a college preparatory school. It did its job! I never felt more prepared for college and I've been continually successful since I started.
Sacred Heart allowed me to be a successful student academically through the offering of many honors and AP classes, and the requirement of 27 credits as opposed to 24 in public schools. I feel that I will be very prepared when I go to college next year. However, Sacred Heart is not a school committed to the excellence of their sports programs. Money that is given to the school is usually used for other aspects of the facility instead of the athletics department. Overall, Sacred Heart is a school great for academics.