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Portrait of a Sacred Heart Academy Graduate


Who Will Your Daughter BECOME at Sacred Heart Academy?

A globally-minded, compassionate leader.

Sacred Heart Academy graduates possess the traits and characteristics of a 21st-century leader. Our Ursuline-educated students act with integrity and honesty, a strong sense of fairness and justice, and respect for all people's dignity. They are open-minded, seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and willing to grow from their experiences. Sacred Heart students understand the importance of balancing the intellectual, physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of their lives to promote well-being and recognize their interdependence with others. Sacred Heart graduates are caring young women who show empathy, compassion, and respect for all people.


A creative, critical, and reflective thinker.

Valkyries develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines and engaging with issues and ideas that have local and global significance. They nurture curiosity, develop inquiry and research skills, and can learn independently and with others. They are enthusiastic, lifelong learners. Our students use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems and to make reasoned, ethical decisions. They thoughtfully consider their ideas, experiences, strengths, and weaknesses to support their learning and personal development.


A strong, confident, and empowered young woman.

The young women of Sacred Heart are resilient. They are strong women of great faith. Spending their formative years in an empowering, all-girls environment, they express themselves confidently and creatively in many ways and in more than one language. They work independently or collaborate effectively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Valkyries approach uncertainty with forethought and determination and are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


A servant leader, developed through the founding vision and core values of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville.

As strong women of great faith and young women educated in the Ursuline tradition, our students place great value in meaningful service to others. With a daily focus on the core values of community, leadership, reverence, and service and an understanding of the Charism of Saint Angela Merici, which is a contemplative love of God and a resulting openness and eagerness to serve the needs of others, they have a positive commitment to service and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the world around them. Whether raised in the Catholic faith or not, young women graduate from Sacred Heart Academy as moral and compassionate servant leaders.