Duchesne Academy Lower School

Explore our virtual admissions materials to learn more about Duchesne's Lower School which serves Pre-K3 to 4th grade.



Look Book

View our online look book and read about the Lower School at Duchesne:

Welcome to Duchesne

We provide a meaningful education that invites girls to explore, discover, create, and develop a true sense of self. Starting with our youngest students, Duchesne nurtures girls to become confident and independent young women.

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The All-Girls Advantage

Girls' schools create a culture of achievement in which students find their voice and excel.

Benefits of an all-girls education

  • By subtracting boys, an all-girls education adds opportunities for girls.
  • Girls’ schools are leading the way in STEM education for women in the world.
  • Students at girls’ schools are empowered to become bold leaders.
  • Girls' schools create a culture of achievement and self confidence.

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Sacred Heart Education

A Sacred Heart education develops our students holistically and provides a foundation for the rest of her life.

All Sacred Heart students are educated to:

  • Seek a personal and active faith
  • Embark on challenging intellectual journeys
  • Put social awareness into forthright action
  • Be part of a close-knit and dynamic community
  • Develop independence and personal growth

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Why Choose Duchesne?

At Duchesne, we are dedicated to inspiring and preparing girls to lead fearless and fulfilling lives.

Facts and Figures

  • Students come from more than 80 ZIP codes throughout Houston.
  • Duchesne is the only all-girls school in Houston serving Pre-K3 through 12th grade.
  • Approximately 700 girls attend Duchesne with 250 students in the Upper School.
  • Duchesne is one of only 24 Sacred Heart schools in North America.

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A Life at Duchesne

A look back at what it means to receive a Duchesne education through the years. 

Our Community

  • Our students truly to get to know each other and their teachers. 
  • Every student is known and cared for by the faculty, staff, and fellow students. 
  • Every girl in every grade level knows one another due to the numerous class bonding and community-building activities we do.  

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Parent Community

Our parents build relationships with other Duchesne families through volunteer opportunities and school events.

A Family of Families

  • All parents are automatically members of the Parents' Association (PA).
  • The PA sponsors more than a dozen events during the year. 
  • Parents can volunteer or attend events as schedules allow. 
  • Year-round activities such as prayer groups provide additional opportunities for parents to meet one another and build community.



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