Duchesne Academy Middle School

Serving grade 5 - 8, the Middle School at Duchesne Academy is home to one of the most unique programs in Houston! Explore our virtual admissions materials to learn more.



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

Welcome to Duchesne

Our Middle School provides a student-centered education that allows girls to thrive. The middle school years are the most formative time in adolescence when girls, in particular, benefit from a supportive community that is focused on academics and social-emotional growth. 

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Our Schedule

Duchesne's Mod Schedule divides the school year into six terms, or mods, to offer a greater depth of learning. 

The Mod Schedule

Duchesne's schedule is the first of its kind in Texas and allows us to provide a transformational 21st century education.

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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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Duchesne Alumnae: A Lifelong Sisterhood

Duchesne students make friendships that last a lifetime and are connected to Sacred Heart alumnae around the world. 

Graduate Outcomes

  • 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.

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Global & Social Awareness

A hallmark of an education at Duchesne is the focus on service-learning, volunteer programs, and cultural competence. 

Giving Back

  • 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.

Charger Athletics

Duchesne offers 11 sports and a community full of school spirit! In recent years, we've been State Champions in Field Hockey and Tennis. 

Sports Offered

Middle and Upper School

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball



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