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Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead, New York)

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Sacred Heart Academy is an all-girls preparatory school located on Cathedral Avenue, in Hempstead, New York, United States. It is private and Catholic. Located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, it is run by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Sacred Heart Academy is a single-sex school for girls, grades 9 to 12. The official school colors of Sacred Heart are red and gold.

Sacred Heart Academy
47 Cathedral Avenue

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United States
Coordinates40°42′26″N 73°38′3″W / 40.70722°N 73.63417°W / 40.70722; -73.63417Coordinates: 40°42′26″N 73°38′3″W / 40.70722°N 73.63417°W / 40.70722; -73.63417
TypePrivate All-Female
MottoAd Jesum Per Marium
(To Jesus Through Mary)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic;
Sisters of St. Joseph
PresidentKristin Lynch Graham
AdministratorEmmanuella Sullivan
PrincipalS. Jean Amore, CSJ, Ed.D
Average class size200-250 per year, variable
Student to teacher ratio13:1
Campus sizebig, I suppose
Color(s)Red and Gold         
Slogan"Lead With Heart"
Athletics conferenceCHSAA
Team nameLady Spartans
RivalsKellenberg Memorial High School, The Mary Louis Academy, St. Anthony's High School (South Huntington, New York)
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
PublicationConcordia (literary magazine)(now defunct)


Sacred Heart Academy was established in 1949 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood.[2]


Sacred Heart Academy is a member of the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Girls Athletic League and participates in interscholastic volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, cross country, swimming, golf and tennis. Basketball, softball, soccer and lacrosse teams have all won state.


Students can participate in musical theatre, performances of The Nutcracker, band, orchestra, and two types of chorus, as well as dozens of clubs.[3]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on March 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  2. ^ SHA. "Sacred Heart Academy - About Us". Sacred Heart Academy website. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Katherine N. Lapp named Harvard executive vice president

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