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Country Day School Of The Sacred Heart

Private | PK-12


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Posted June 13, 2014

Limited class offerings, teachers not certified in their class, teachers playing favorites are a few reasons we are not satisfied with this school! Save your money!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 4, 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.

Posted October 9, 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.

Posted 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.

Posted May 3, 2013

The administration is disorganized and offer virtually no assistance in the college application process. They cater to the cash and cross boundaries in their relationship with the girls. Your money is better spent on a larger school which will truly prepare these young ladies for college both academically and emotionally . The insulation of a tiny school is a rude awakening when arriving on a campus.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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

Posted October 4, 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

Posted September 23, 2009

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

Posted 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.
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Posted June 2, 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 former student

Posted 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

Posted April 16, 2004

Very nurturing environment. Graduates are well prepared for college and life beyond.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 71%
Black 8% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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  • All girls
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480 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610) 527-3915


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