Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr, commonly referred to as, SHA or Sacred Heart, is a private, Roman Catholic school for girls. Sacred Heart is located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and consists of a Lower, Middle, and Upper School with approximately 232 in enrollment. The school is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr
480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°0′50″N 75°20′43″W
TypePrivate, All-Female
MottoEducating her mind. Opening her heart.
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Head of schoolMiss Deirdre Cryor
Enrollment232 (av)
Color(s)Red and White         
Team nameLady Lions
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1] Network of Sacred Heart Schools
PublicationVue du Coeur
NewspaperThe Beat
YearbookThe Gate
Director of EnrollmentTammy Hart
Athletic DirectorCindy Shay


Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr was established in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. It has been lay owned and operated since 1969. It joined the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in 1999, reuniting it with its roots.[2] Located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Philadelphia Main Line, Sacred Heart serves families in the greater Philadelphia area and surrounding regions.

Academic curriculum

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is an independent, Catholic college-preparatory K-12 school for girls and has been in continuous operation for over 150 years.


Sacred Heart's high school participates in 10 varsity sports, including: Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Crew, Lacrosse, Softball, and Track

Sacred Heart's middle school participates in Field Hockey, Basketball, Crew (club), Tennis, and Lacrosse.

Tuition (2018-2019)

  • Kindergarten $12,500
  • Lower school $13,400
  • Middle school $16,700
  • Upper school $20,100


Entering ninth grade students are eligible for merit scholarships. Academic scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability. A scholarship entrance exam is given in the fall. Scholarships may also be awarded to students with talent in Art or Music. Entering sixth-grade students are eligible for merit scholarships. The scholarship entrance exam is administered in winter.

Scholarships include:

  • The Sister Matthew Anita MacDonald Scholarship
  • The Jeannine Broussard ’85 Scholarship
  • The Mae Mac Neal Cardone Scholarship
  • The Editha R. DeLone ’38 Scholarship
  • The Mary Jane Powers Scholarship
  • The Patricia Ryan Scholarship
  • The Gerald P. Rorer Scholarship
  • The St. Philippine Duchesne Scholarship.

Notable alumni

  • Mary Clarke, RSCJ and nationally recognized St. Augustine authority
  • Mary-Adair Macaire-CEO at Pringle of Scotland
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk-internationally renowned architect and co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism

Notes and references

  1. MSA-CIWA. "MSA-Committee on Institution-Wide Accreditation". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. SHA. "School Goals and History". Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr website. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
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