Celebrating 200 Years

Explore resources and join us in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Education in North America. 
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, came to St. Charles, Missouri, from France and founded the first free school west of the Mississippi in September 1818.

Visit our Bicentennial page for more information, resources and about upcoming events.
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.