Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic college preparatory day school for girls founded in 1961 in the neighborhood of Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida
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. Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic college preparatory school for women is part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools founded by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat.

About Carrollton

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1961. It is housed in El Jardin
El Jardin
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, built in 1918. The history of the Society of the Sacred Heart
Society of the Sacred Heart
The Society of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic religious congregation established in France by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat in 1800. It has presence in 45 countries. Membership to the Society is restricted to women only. Its members do many works, but focus on education, particularly girls'...

 dates back to the 1800s when the society was founded by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat in France. St. Philippine Duchesne, in 1818, became the first missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart to come to North America. She founded the first American free school west of the Mississippi, in St. Charles, Missouri. She founded the first six Sacred Heart schools in the United States.

Carrollton is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.

There are over 700 girls and young women from the three year olds in the Montessori to our graduating seniors who enjoy the rigor of Sacred Heart education. As a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, Carrollton finds its inspiration in the vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat and the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. Carrollton educates to an informed lively faith, critical thinking and service to others.

Carrollton is divided into five independent learning communities or schools: Montessori, Primary, Intermediate, Junior High and High School while maintaining a cohesive curriculum and united community. Carrollton's two campuses offer ideal settings for students and teachers in their mutual enterprise of wondering, seeing, analyzing, debating, thinking, praying, challenging and dreaming.

Sacred Heart education is a formation for life. Knowing that life is filled with joy and with sorrow, with challenges and with blessings, what education will most effectively prepare students for the future? Carrollton believes it is a life rooted in prayer and values. Carrollton is convinced that the quality of the future depends on the choices to be made by well-educated, thinking, confident people. Carrollton wants their students to become such leaders. Nothing short of excellence in their education will prepare them to assume such leadership.

Sacred Heart women are stamped with a certain kind of spirit; Carrollton alumnae are easily recognized. Sacred Heart women are strong and confident. One has to be educated in a rigorous, demanding way that focused on the intellect and the heart. Sacred Heart women understand how to learn. The strong intellectual base in our education provides us not only with confidence but real strength flowing from our deep faith.


Carrollton has a nationally recognized debate and robotics team. In the Spring of 2007, the school hosted a national robotics competition. Carrollton has the only all-girls robotics team in the United States. They are currently expanding, with the Founders Library and Science-Technology Hall opened in January 2007. The Intermediate Science-Math Pavilion was completed during 2009. It hosted the first-ever all girls Breakthrough Collaborative site in 2010.

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