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Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr: Nurturing Sisterhood and Strong Minds

The Lower School at Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr prides itself on its unique focus on academics, social-emotional development, and spirituality for girls from kindergarten through fourth grade.

Educators, students, and alumnae hold in high regard Sacred Heart Academy’s commitment to nurturing strong minds and brave hearts. So do parents.

“It is a community filled with laughter and love. It becomes your home as soon as you enter the beautiful double red doors,” a Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr Parent shared.

The school’s red doors symbolize love, wonder, friendship, and support, and remind students of Sacred Heart Academy’s 155+ year tradition of cultivating confident young women with an independent Catholic education. The school fosters a love of learning, joy in living, a sensitivity to the larger world, and an appreciation for individuality.

Dedicated and experienced teachers invest in each girl—learning her interests, understanding her unique qualities, and guiding her curious mind. Small class sizes and one-on-one instruction contribute to the success of the student and the development of the whole girl. Students demonstrate care for their peers by helping clean up spills, providing help during class projects, or even just holding open a door.

“I have amazing friends and they are so fun and kind,” remarked one third grader.

The community building among students goes beyond academics. Sacred Heart Academy nurtures students with its inclusive approach to spirituality. “We instill in them the wonder of God’s love for us by fostering mindfulness, gratitude, and a deep appreciation for the gifts we offer each other, our families, and the world,” says Lisa Brairton, Director of Communications and mother of two Sacred Heart Academy graduates.

We’ve watched our daughter grow and learn in this nurturing environment where she feels safe, supported and loved. As a parent of a little girl, we feel nothing is more important when it comes to education. Sacred Heart is a special place.

– Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr Parent, Class of 2026

Sacred Heart Academy provides students unique experiences that encourage a love of learning and curiosity. Students can participate in creative arts,music, and sports; they also have the opportunity to ponder, create, and explore at the new Innovation Center or connect with nature as the classroom extends to the wetlands on campus.

This sponsored story by contributor Natalie Silver supports the Main Line Parent community.

Founded in 1865, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is an all-girls, Kindergarten through Grade 12, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school on the Main Line. SHA educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and by preparing them to meet life’s challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student.

  • Mare October 3, 2019

    Best school ever. A true gift to give any girl.