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

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program at Woodlands provides students an opportunity to express themselves creatively and to develop an understanding and appreciation of art in various media.


We encourage collaboration with other departments and inter-disciplinary projects to develop students’ aesthetic awareness and to broaden understanding of current trends and the tradition and history of art. Our ceramics, photography, and studio art students earn many awards annually in local and regional juried exhibitions, including the Congressional Art Competition, the Lake Forest Academy Regional Juried Art Exhibition, and the Deerpath Art League Gallery exhibition.

The highlight of the year is Woodlands Academy Fine Arts Evening, held annually in May, where student works are displayed in a juried show and awards are given in each medium. The evening offers visual arts students and faculty the opportunity to celebrate their achievements as a community and to discuss their artwork with visitors.