Sacred Heart Schools Celebrates 145 Years of Ursuline Education

On Tuesday, October 4th, Sacred Heart Schools celebrates Sacred Heart Schools Day: 145 years of Ursuline Education on Ursuline Campus in Louisville, Kentucky. The four schools on campus, educating learners of all ages, will celebrate the legacy of Ursuline education and pledge to carry the charism of St. Angela and the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville forward into the future.

During the Ursuline Sisters’ expansion of educational sites (1872-1886), Mother Superior Martina Nicklas authorized the purchase of a farm on Workhouse Road (now Lexington Road). On October 4, 1877, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville opened the Academy of Sacred Heart (now known as Sacred Heart Academy) in the original 3-story mansion on the property. This co-educational school served local children in grades one through twelve. Students came to the Academy from the local countryside, paying a modest tuition. Selling farm products and the small tuition from student families gave the sisters their start on what is now Ursuline Campus. Want to know more? Check out the Summer 2022 edition of the Ursuline Dome. 

We are thankful for the seeds of Ursuline education planted on Lexington Road in 1877, and we celebrate the Sisters' vision blossoming into Sacred Heart Academy, Sacred Heart Model School, Sacred Heart Preschool and Sacred Heart School for the Arts.

Enjoy this video about Sacred Heart Schools, part of the Ursuline Education Network.

Sacred Heart Schools, a Catholic community rooted in the Ursuline tradition, inspires diverse learners to become globally minded, compassionate leaders. The Sacred Heart Schools community is guided by the Charism of Saint Angela Merici and the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville and focused on the Ursuline Core Values of community, reverence, service and leadership.