Network of Sacred Heart Schools

From the time they come to us, our students embark upon a Sacred Heart journey – whether as a curious three-year-old eager to learn and explore; a middle schooler poised on the verge of young adulthood; or a high school student ready to broaden her horizons. We guide each student along the path of this educational journey, helping him or her to flourish in mind, body, and spirit. In this nurturing yet challenging environment, each Child of the Sacred Heart develops and matures, becoming a confident individual who is prepared to transform the world.


 Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart SchoolsGuided by the global vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools is an association of Catholic independent schools and the Province, which advances the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The Network provides services and programs that promote and stimulate creative education and leadership framed by the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools in the United States and Canada.

While five goals and their criterion unite the 24 full member schools of the Network in the United States and Canada, the schools enjoy an even wider affiliation with the people and institutions associated with the Society of the Sacred Heart in 41 countries around the globe. This truly international character of Sacred Heart education helps to foster an important global awareness in our students as we strive to build a more just world.

The Network provides a means for mutual support and development among the schools through sharing of intellectual, spiritual, and other resources in furthering the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Member schools have numerous opportunities for collaboration. Faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees participate in national Network workshops and seminars. Students benefit from Network summer service programs, national and international exchange programs, group conferences, and opportunities to use shared technology resources.

Global Dance Video
This global dance video, created with thousands of Sacred Heart students from around the world, gives you just a glimpse of what it means to be part of an international network of Sacred Heart schools.

  • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
  • 801 South Spoede Road
  • Saint Louis, MO 63131-2699
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