Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
|Country Day School of the Sacred Heart|
|480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, (Delaware County), 19010-2101
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Head of school||Sr. Matthew Anita MacDonald, SSJ|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Team name||Lady Lions|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Network of Sacred Heart Schools|
|Publication||Vue du Coeur|
|Admissions Director||Laurie Nowlan|
|Athletic Director||Cindy Shay|
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, commonly referred to as CDSSH, SHA, or Sacred Heart, is a private, Roman Catholic school for girls. Sacred Heart is located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and consists of a Lower, Middle, and Upper School with approximately 400 in enrollment. The school is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart was established in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. It has been lay owned and operated since 1969. It joined the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in 1999, reuniting it with its roots.
Sacred Heart is a college-preparatory school and gives students the skills they need to be successful throughout life. There are 9 departments, which include English, History, Health, Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religion, Science, Technology, and Art. Honors and AP courses are offered in most departments.
English includes American literature, British Literature, World Literature, and Advanced Writing. (honors and AP courses are offered.)
History includes American History, Comparative governments, European History, and World History. (honors and AP courses included).
Languages include French, Spanish, and Latin. (honors courses included.)
Mathematics includes Algebra, Geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics. (honors courses offered).
Religion includes World religions, Social justice, New Testament, Old Testament, Morality, Church History, and Christian Vocation.
Sciences include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences. (honors and AP courses included.)
Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to the vision created 200 years ago by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart is one of 150 schools around the world, and allows students to travel through the exchange program.
Sacred Heart's middle school participates in Field Hockey, Basketball, and Lacrosse.
- Pre-K (half-day) $8,000
- Pre-K (full-day) $9,500
- Kindergarten $10,900
- Lower school $12,200
- Middle school $13,650
- Upper school $15,500
Entering ninth grade students are eligible for merit scholarships. Academic scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability. (there is a scholarship exam in the fall and grades are taken into account) Also, scholarships may also be awarded to students with talent in Art or Music.
- The Sister Matthew Anita MacDonald Scholarship
- The Jeannine Broussard ’85 Scholarship
- The Mae Mac Neal Cardone Scholarship
- The Editha R. DeLone ’38 Scholarship
- The Mary Jane Powers Scholarship
- The Patricia Ryan Scholarship
- The Gerald P. Rorer Scholarship
- The St. Philippine Duchesne Scholarship.
- Mary Clarke, RSCJ and nationally recognized St. Augustine authority
- Mary-Adair Macaire-CEO at Pringle of Scotland
- Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk-internationally renowned architect and co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism
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