The intention of Sacred Heart education is to address the whole person. You come as you are and are cared for with great love. The hope is to implant you a sacred love for yourself, to challenge you to be more honest, to lead you along the road of integrity.

- Life at the Sacred Heart


Dear Friends,

Strong. Creative. Empowered. These are our students.

Welcome to Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, where students thrive within this lively school environment infused with the wisdom and inspiration of the Sacred Heart charism and tradition. Modeled by the timeless work of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, who in 1800 founded the first Sacred Heart School, we are part of 24 affiliates in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States & Canada, circling 127 Sacred Heart Schools around the globe. We inspire young hearts and minds to excel, to lead lives of integrity, and to serve.

After experiencing the rich curriculum and plethora of co-curricular offerings at Woodlands Academy, our students leave with a strong sense of self-worth and character appointed with the tools to step into their next life chapter with confidence to ultimately make this world a better place. We graduate global citizens equipped with handling life’s challenges and opportunities with grace.

Please take some time to peruse our website, but, better yet, come by for a visit to experience our vibrant community so that we can personally show you what makes Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart a dynamic environment. I believe that the first look will leave you with a lasting impression.

Thank you for stopping by!


Susan Tyree Dempf Ph.D., Head of School


There are two ways of educating: one, to give heart, mind, energy, everything to working for the children - doing things for them. The other, to try to teach the children to work for themselves. And this is the higher of the two. It requires more prudence, more foresight and there is less immediate return. We ought not to do things for the children which they ought to learn to do for themselves. We want to make them independent of us. Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ