Why A Girls' School

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is a school with a tradition of excellence that dates back to 1881. Our students enjoy not just equal opportunity, but every opportunity. At Duchesne, our artists, athletes, musicians, speakers, and student leaders are all girls. Our students come to us as girls and leave as young women of conscience and confidence.

Duchesne students describe their experiences at an all-girls’ school as demanding, exciting and life-changing. They confirm that:

  • Their voices are heard and their accomplishments are numerous.
  • They receive individualized attention and numerous opportunities to lead.
  • They are encouraged to focus on developing the very best in themselves while pursuing challenging coursework.

Students in all-girl classrooms confidently voice their opinions, ask thought-provoking questions and embrace new learning experiences and opportunities.

A growing body of research has documented what all-girls’ school educators have long understood: All-girls’ schools give young women a better chance at succeeding in college and in the world beyond.