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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School


The mission of the Villa Duchesne-City House Alumnae Association is to PROMOTE the philosophy of education and values set forth by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat and implemented by Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, SUPPORT the community and traditions of Villa Duchesne while serving as ambassadors, and FOSTER a close relationship among the alumnae and the Sacred Heart family both at home and around the world.

All former students of Villa Duchesne, City House, and those from other schools of the Sacred Heart who have attended for not less than one year and are acceptable to the Directress and President are eligible for membership in this Association. All active members in good standing have the right to vote, participate in meetings, and to hold office in the Association. 

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Sister Mary Gray McNally Alumnae Scholarship

The Sister Mary Gray McNally Alumnae Scholarship is funded by the Villa Duchesne-City House Alumnae Association. The scholarship is available annually to a student entering the ninth grade who meets the criteria shown below. Recipients receive $5000 of annual tuition and the scholarship is renewable each year of high school provided that the student maintains her eligibility. 


  • Student's mother, grandmother, or great-grandmother must be a dues-paying alumna of either Villa Duchesne or City House.
  • Student exhibits a strong desire and commitment to Sacred Heart Education and Traditions afforded to Villa Duchesne students
  • Student is well-rounded and meets the school's academic requirements for admission
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • To maintain eligibility students must submit a brief summary of her Villa Duchesne experiences to the Alumnae President by January 15 of each academic school year

The recipient of this scholarship will be requested to be recognized at various times throughout her high school years.

Should you have any questions about the process, please contact the Admissions office at



Executive Board 2023-24

Carolyn Miller Dames ’83
Mary Catherine McDaniel Leeker ’85
Caley Barnhart Lawlor '07
Assistant Treasurer
Kelly Sheehan Harris '80
Recording Secretary
Angela Maley Brennan ’82
Mary Niemann Ciapciak '75

Board Members

Nancy Sauer Pollnow ’55
Jacque Thaman Niekamp ’62
Jenny Warner O’Neil ’74
Molly McKeon Hyde ’75
Peggy Kane Reardon ’75
Anne Warner Dorr '78
Mimi McEnery Fonseca ’80
Dede Sheehan Brunetti ’81
Anne Hegeman Donnelly ’82
Lisa McEnery Pollnow ’82
Christie Braeckel Besancenez ’84
Julie Desloge Dubray ’84
Laurie Hegeman ’85
Mady LoPiccolo Ott '85
Laura Sliney Clark ’86
Kelly Walsh Roehrig ’86
Kathleen Mills Lovett '88
Missy Rosenthal Leggat ’89
Sallie Braeckel Crandall ’92
Molly Pollnow Kraeger ’92
Mary Walsh Giles ’98
Katie McLaughlin Marshall ’98
Sunny Sims ’98
Megan Strout Maher '04
Maggie Hyde Sedgwick '04
Tina Ciapciak Maher '05
Amy Voloto Brand '08

Dr. Dawn Nichols, Head of School
Rachel Drone Gehm '88, Manager of Alumnae/i Relations

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