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We know you are seeking the best possible academic and educational experience in St. Louis. At Villa, we believe that a transformational education is made even stronger when students know and truly embrace their God-given gifts. Whether boys and girls in our Lower School, or young women in Middle or High School, Villa students learn in a school community where academics and spiritual development are inextricably linked. Our Catholic, Sacred Heart Mission shapes our approach to education, and our students develop the competencies necessary to navigate their future with hope, joy, and purpose.

I see my daughter becoming the kind of person the world needs. Villa Duchesne provides the time, focus, and context to imbue her life with meaning, so that she can go on to live a life of success and purpose. I know that she won't just be experiencing the world, she'll be changing it!

Valerie H., Parent of Caty Jane, grade 12

At Villa, we embrace our students and accompany them as they learn about their faith, develop their intellect, begin to look beyond and understand the world around them, build friendships and community, and ask hard questions. Villa students are confident and creative learners, secure in their foundation. Our Sacred Heart educators are ready to inspire the next generation of brilliant students!

Middle School girls on the front drive in Villa plaid skirts and maroon cardigans.

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Why Villa

Heidi Fesler '25 and her pink stuffed monkey and bananas painting at St. Louis Artists Guild's 2023 Young Artists’ Showcase

Heidi Fesler ’25 is pictured with her painting of Booney, which was featured in the Young Artists’ Showcase at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Heidi said, “I decided to paint my childhood all-time favorite stuffed animal, Booney, for my second still life project of the year.

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Middle school girls in maroon cardigans and plaid skirts outside the icon 1929 Main Building

Everything we do at Villa is guided by the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. Our daily life animates the goals, and the goals inspire us to be the best possible school for our students. The Sacred Heart Goals Prayer simplifies the goals in a beautiful way...

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Villa Alum and Social Studies Faculty Lily Carse working in class with middle school students.

"My Sacred Heart education at Villa was a life-changing experience. The relationships I formed when I was a student at Villa kept me connected to the school and my experience as a student. When I had the opportunity to come back to Villa as a summer intern, the choice was easy. ...

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