Academics


Welcome from our Villa Duchesne Principal

Our education is one steeped in Sacred Heart charism with an eye to the future. Our students are part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools, which develops students who will be leaders in their communities and the world.

Our students succeed in all of the conventional measures of a great secondary school, college acceptances, ACT scores, athletic success, and accolades in the theatre and arts, and we recognize that to be well educated and well prepared for her future, a student must learn both in and out of the classroom.

Our education is much more than what happens in the classroom. The experience is one in which the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education are embedded into the daily life of the students. These five goals, by which all Sacred Heart schools in the United States are governed, are to commit to educate to: a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, social awareness which impels to action, building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. We focus on the unique character, academic gifts, and the spiritual development of each student.

Our students strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives, and it is our responsibility as Sacred Heart educators to provide those opportunities. To this end, we consistently work to enhance our programs while celebrating the rich traditions that are Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School.

We look forward to meeting you. Our education is a partnership with your family. This has been my experience as a student, alumna, and administrator in Sacred Heart schools. Being a member of the Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School community truly is “coming home.”

Sincerely,
Bridget Collins
Villa Duchesne Principal

314-810-3440 | bcollins@vdoh.org

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