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Bryn Mawr, PA
Students enrolled: 322

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480 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 527-3915
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July 19, 2015
Throughs the five goals of the Sacred Heart we are able to gain character and learn morals that can be applied to life during school and beyond high school

- submitted by a student

July 19, 2015
This place has way of feeling like home every minute of everyday. the teachers are attentive and care for students on both an academic and personal manner . I will always be grateful for my experience the last 4 years at Sacred Heart

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2015
My daughters have attended Sacred Heart for several years and we have been very pleased with the academics. Besides a challenging curriculum, the girls have learned important study skills, as well as skills in organization and time management. Starting in Middle School, the girls are required to take midterm exams as well as final exams. Learning how to manage one's time, and organize a semester's-worth of class material, to prepare for an exam is invaluable and I feel that it positions them well to succeed in High School and beyond. One of the strengths of the school is teaching the girls how to write. In Middle School, each grade builds upon the previous year and by 7th grade the girls are doing critical analyses and writing effective term papers. I feel this, too, sets them up for success in High School and beyond. Yes, its a small school, but the core curriculum is strong and students who are willing to work hard will get a lot out of it. The school also excels at instilling a lifelong sense of service in the girls, as well as a love of God - important values that the girls will take with them for life.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2014
At SH it appears that the "traditions" are more important than offering interesting classes. Because the school is so small, they only offer classes on alternative years or every three years. Well, good luck trying to be placed into the class you want. Also the classes that are suppose to be more challenging are what I expect the typical class to be. Some of the teachers seem to be burnt out or unwilling or unable to create interesting classes. Now, let me say, yes there are a few nice girls, but there are also some that will rip you apart or even worse, totally ignore you. I saw this happen to someone who was ignored. Everyone around her was laughing and having a ball. She sat silent and alone...

- submitted by a community member

November 04, 2014
Do not make the mistake with your daughter's education that we did! The administration is a group of "mean girls". The staff is unprofessional and the gossip between parents and teachers and administration is unprofessional. Diversity is not welcomed! A student in my daughter's class came out as gay. The administration informed all the parents. Most were offended that we received this information. The girl was asked to not attend the prom and not to throw a Sweet 16 party for fear of sexually harassment. The students continued to include this girl to the dismay of CDSSH staff. Another student became depressed due to a family loss. She was told she could not attend the prom because she would depress other students! They actually bullied a child who was depressed. The students are all sweet they are being educated in a vanilla environment that will not prepare them for the diversity of college or life. We moved my daughter to another local prep school. We have never heard a negative word about another student or family. If you find gossip and drama low class and hateful then move on to a loving prep school like we did.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2014
Sacred Heart is a wonderful school. It prepares the girls academically, but, just as importantly, nurtures them socially and spiritually. Ask any student or parent: Sacred Heart is a family. Where else do the high school girls know lower schoolers by name and give them hugs and piggyback rides? It is that sense of community - rooted in faith and a rich international, 200+ year old Sacred Heart tradition - that allows these girls to flourish. And, if you think no one from a smaller, single-sex, Catholic, Sacred Heart school can flourish, you are wrong. You can look to the Kennedy women, Maria Shriver, Cokie Roberts, Grace Kelly, Empress Michiko of Japan, and Lady Gaga (to name a few) for the answer to that question. It is an excellent school, and will make your daughter an excellent person.

- submitted by a community member

January 04, 2014
I am surprised upon reading negative reviews of Sacred Heart. I graduated from Sacred Heart and attend an elite university, for which I was well prepared (particularly due to SH's strong emphasis on humanities and writing which you do plenty of in college!). I had an extremely positive experience. Sacred Heart is a small nurturing environment, where teachers truly care about the well being of their students. The small size may limit course offerings but I feel it provided more opportunities that would not necessarily be easily attainable at a larger school. SH is unique in that there is a network of SH schools across the country and the world, so students can do exchanges. My best friend in college also attended a SH school, leading to an instant connection. We bonded immediately over our special SH traditions. Sacred Heart is a family. Looking back, I am so grateful I chose Sacred Heart.

- submitted by a community member

October 09, 2013
I was pretty disappointed in the actual experience. I had visited and "shadowed" someone and decided to attend SH. But I quickly learned that things were not as they appeared. What a dissapointment. I transfered out and am now happily going to another local girls ` school.

- submitted by a community member

August 19, 2013
I went to Sacred Heart after several years at The Baldwin School and felt completely lost academically. The limited courses are poorly structured and unchallenging, there are zero resources available to students who are looking to advance their studies, guidance and preparation for the college application process is barely existent, and I found prioritization for certain areas of studies to be extremely irresponsible and misplaced. The only two foreign language options do not exceed an intermediate level. The only electives are a laughably unstructured "art" class and religion (which is limited only to Christianity and is also mandatory). Science classes are limited and influenced by religious/Christian fundamentalist persuasion. English teachers offer little depth or accuracy. Independent thought is not spoken of or encouraged. The girls who are put through this embarrassing, lazy, and unaccountable system are left severely underprepared for academic advancement. Don't waste your money here. Sacred Heart is a low-level public school with smaller classes at best.

- submitted by a community member

October 16, 2012
We are absolutely thrilled with the quality of education our daughter is receiving at Sacred Heart. The school philosophy combined with assertive academics is a perfect combination.

- submitted by a parent
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October 04, 2009
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart prepares each girl to be able to succeed in life both spiritually and morally. The academic education is excellent and competitve. The school has never waivered from its core foundation to educate and care for the well being of each individual student.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2009
I love it for it's traditions, high academic achievements, enthusiastic students, and fine quality of Administration and teachers.

- submitted by a community member

September 23, 2009
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a unique school that is part of a national and international group of Sacred Heart Schools. Our mission centers around 5 goals that include active faith in God, intellectual values, social action, community spirit, and wise freedom.

- submitted by a teacher

June 02, 2007
I am always thankful for my Sacred Heart Education that I received at the school in Bryn Mawr. Today students are receiving an even greater educational experience, but community service and the philosphy of the education remain the same. Although, there is an increase in extra activities and sports programs, Sacred Heart provides a home like environment, life-long friends and has the best choral/music program in the area. Its no wonder students are able to thrive here and are accepted at top colleges and universities around the U.S.

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2006
My daughter received an outstanding education at Sacred Heart, enabling her to attend a top college of her choice. But besides the excellent academics, she was provided with the oportunity to develop great leadership skills, excell in athletics, and participate in numerous clubs & activities which broadened her horizons, including a wonderful community service program. She was instilled with the love of learning and found true friends for life.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2004
Very nurturing environment. Graduates are well prepared for college and life beyond.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
My daughter is the all-around kind and wonderful person she is today because of Sacred Heart. Academically it can't be beat and for friendship, caring and sharing, it's tops! I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Teachers are great, leadership seems to follow the money. My daughter is getting a great education. I am happy with my daughter's grades. It would be better if they would get a new music teacher.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
I am pleased with the education my daughter is getting, and that's all that matters.

- submitted by a parent

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Country Day School Of The Sacred Heart
480 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
(610) 527-3915
Last modified Country Day School Of The Sacred Heart is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Country Day School Of The Sacred Heart Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top