Duchesne Academy Upper School
The Upper School at Duchesne Academy is home to one of the most unique high school programs in Houston! Explore our virtual admissions materials to learn more.
View our online look book and read about the Upper School at Duchesne:
Welcome to Duchesne
Duchesne offers students an exceptional educational experience designed specifically to help girls succeed. Our innovative academic programs, combined with a robust slate of co-curricular opportunities and a mission-centered environment, transform girls into confident young women who are prepared to take on the world.
Check out our Upper School course catalog to see the classes our students can take:
The Mod Schedule
Duchesne's schedule is the first of its kind in Texas and allows us to provide a transformational 21st century education that offers:
- Increased depth of exploration and discovery in each course
- Slower-paced school day and workload to reduce stress and anxiety
- Fewer homework assignments due to taking only 4 classes concurrently
- More time for co-curricular activities
- College-style schedule that prepares students for post-secondary studies
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.
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
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.
Duchesne Alumnae: A Lifelong Sisterhood
Duchesne students make friendships that last a lifetime and are connected to Sacred Heart alumnae around the world.
- 100% of graduates are admitted to a 4-year college/university
- $7.2 million in merit scholarships was offered to the class of 2019
- Our graduates are exceptionally prepared for college academics, and life after college.
Global & Social Awareness
A hallmark of an education at Duchesne is the focus on service-learning, volunteer programs, and cultural competence.
- Our Institute for Global and Social Awareness facilitates service-learning experiences and immersive cultural travel opportunities.
- Every student, from Pre-K3-12th grade, participates in some form of volunteering and service-learning.
- Specific programming in each division teaches students to understand the multitude of cultures and communities found across the city and the globe.
Duchesne offers 11 sports and a community full of school spirit! In recent years, we've been State Champions in Field Hockey and Tennis.
Middle and Upper School
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Track and Field