We are Catholic, Independent, and Sacred Heart.

Duchesne Academy offers Houston girls what Sacred Heart foundress St. Madeleine Sophie Barat offered the girls of France more than 200 years ago—a stimulating, enveloping, and elevating education from which girls emerge uniquely as formed and confident young women.

Our curriculum, our culture, and our worldview connect with and promote the Goals and Criteria of the international Sacred Heart Network. Our single-sex education ensures that our classes and community offer the support, challenges, and freedom that allow girls to shine.

Mission Statement

The mission of Duchesne Academy is to inspire and prepare young women to engage in a lifelong pursuit of their faith in God, intellectual vitality, social awareness and action, building of community, and personal growth in the living tradition of Sacred Heart education.

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Duchesne Academy is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. It is accredited by the state of Texas through the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (T.C.C.B.E.D.), the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (I.S.A.S.), and the Sacred Heart Commission on Goals (S.H.C.O.G.).