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Upper School

Sacred Hearts Academy Upper School

The Academy’s Upper School program, Grades 7-12, is a rigorous academic curriculum covering humanities (Theology, English, Social Studies, World Languages), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the arts (Performing Arts, Creative Arts, Band).  The challenging curriculum incorporates 21st Century learning skills and students engage in a myriad of classes which emphasizes critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.  Our students are well-versed in technology and media literacy and integrate those skills into projects, assignments and club-associated activities.  The students are social justice seekers advocating for themselves and those in the community.  Students graduate from the Academy equipped with initiative and leadership skills to be competent, compassionate global citizens in today’s ever-changing world.

Grades 7-12 Courses 2021-2022


Visual/Performing Arts
World Language
Physical Education
Social Studies

Total Credits

0.5 credits
4.0 credits
1.0 credit
2.0 credits
3.0 credits
1.0 credit
4.0 credits
3.0 credits
3.5 credits
2.0 credits

24.0 credits

Semester Course = 1/2 credit

Year Course = 1 credit


Sacred Hearts Academy partners with Leeward Community College and Chaminade University of Honolulu to offer introductory level college courses on campus. The Early College Program is an initiative designed to allow more high school students to earn college credits before graduating from high school while meeting high school graduation requirements (dual credits).

Taking college courses while in high school is an opportunity for our students to graduate with advanced college-standing and to be better prepared for their future degree and career options. The Early College Program is open to Grades 10-12.

Fall 2021 Early College Courses:
Soc 214 Race Relations
Ocean 201 Science of the Sea
EComm100: E-Commerce Studies

Advisory Program

The Sacred Hearts Academy Advisory Program begins in 7th Grade and continues through the students' senior year. Advisory nurtures compassion and moral responsibility; person, social and emotional development; community building; and academic skill development.

Advisory classes are led by faculty members who serve as students' mentors and advocates. The faculty members are called advisors. Students develop supportive relationships with these teachers and their peers within the advisory. Advisories become a safe space where students can try out new ideas and explore their own identities. In the process, they cultivate a sense of self: academically, emotionally and socially.