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Sacred Heart Goals

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in France in 1800.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne embarked from France in 1818 to spread the work of the Society to the Potawatomi tribe in the Kansas area. She founded the Academy of the Sacred Heart, the first Sacred Heart school in the United States in St. Charles, Missouri. Today, schools and other works of the Society of the Sacred Heart are flourishing in over 40 countries throughout the world. Among the over 200 schools, 25 are in the United States, united by the philosophy stated in the five goals of Sacred Heart Education.

Five Sacred Heart Goals

The Goals and Criteria outline the essential principles and values of Sacred Heart education. From the very beginning, it has served as a covenant among Sacred Heart educators and the Society of the Sacred Heart on behalf of young people for the sake of building a world reflective of the attitudes of Christ's Heart.

Sacred Heart Schools in the U.S. and Canada


Princeton Academy is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and welcomes and embraces students of all faiths and backgrounds.

Pictured above: Student Council President and Vice President present gifts to the visiting Sacred Heart Commission on Goals committee.

What is the good of teaching various subjects, of wasting time in learning them, if at the same time we cannot teach children the words of life and touch their hearts and their consciences? - Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

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