Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls. Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969. Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
Sacred Heart Academy is part of a national network of 25 independent schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 120 Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, and service opportunities.
For more than 150 years in Philadelphia, the goals of Sacred Heart Academy’s educational program have remained the same: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others. A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, athletic, aesthetic, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum that is well grounded in basic and specialized courses.
Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic school with an all-inclusive tradition, welcoming the enrichment that students and faculty of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences. In 1978, Sacred Heart moved from Overbrook to Bryn Mawr where it continues to root its academic program in the liberal arts and to empower young women to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.
Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
Ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
Knowledge of and experience with subject area and age group of students
Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
Prior teaching experience strongly preferred
Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement history curricula
Commitment to curriculum and instruction that demonstrates cultural competency
Medical/dental/vision & retirement plan, parking on campus, small class sizes, teacher autonomy, professional development, new teacher mentor program