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Convent of the Sacred Heart:
Convent of the Sacred Heart, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, is an accredited, Latin Rite Catholic private, all-female school offering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 programs. Convent of the Sacred Heart combines an outstanding academic experience with an environment that nurtures the heart, mind and spirit of its young women. The three divisions of Convent of the Sacred Heart are comprised of Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. Each division addresses the academic, spiritual, social and psychological needs of the students through diverse teaching strategies and extra-curricular activities.

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Photo of Private School for Girls in Manhattan, NYCThe school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. It is also a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart and a part of the global Network of Sacred Heart Schools, a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of a Sacred Heart education.


From its inception in 1881, Convent of the Sacred Heart was governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional development. By the 1930s, the school had outgrown its original space on Madison Avenue and moved into the Otto Kahn Mansion on East 91st Street; in the 1940s the Society acquired the building next door, the James Burden Mansion. Since then the school has been housed in these two beautiful landmark buildings which provide an extraordinary learning environment.

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The college counseling program at Sacred Heart is a comprehensive process that begins with informational group meetings in the ninth grade for students and their parents. Our mission is rooted in our belief that each student is unique and that the college process is an opportunity for growth and self-reflection. At each step of the way, we are here to support and guide each student in finding her best matches for college. Weekly college counseling classes and formal one-on-one meetings begin in the eleventh grade and are supplemented with evening programs with college admissions and financial aid counselors.

Educational Programs:

Lower School:

- Early Childhood Program
- Kindergarten to Grade 4
- Extracurricular activities

Middle School
- Grade 5 to 7
- Languages
- Electives

Upper School:
- English
- Languages
- Mathematics
- Religion
- Science
- History and Social Sciences

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Address: 1 East 91st Street, New York City, New York , USA
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