Sacred Hearts Academy

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Sacred Hearts Academy
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3253 Waiʻalae Avenue


United States
Coordinates 21°17′20″N 157°48′28″W / 21.28889°N 157.80778°W / 21.28889; -157.80778
Latitude and Longitude:

21°17′20″N 157°48′28″W / 21.28889°N 157.80778°W / 21.28889; -157.80778
Type Private
MottoOrare Et Laborare
(To Pray and To Work)
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic Church ( Sacred Hearts)
Head of schoolScott Schroeder, PhD
Grades JK- 12
Gender Girls
Enrollment1,100 (2008)
Color(s) White and Gold   
Athletics conference ILH
Team nameLancers
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges [1]
Newspaper Kaleo
YearbookKe Halia
TuitionApproximately $12,000-$17,000
Affiliation Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Dean of Faculty/AcademicsMary Girard
RegistrarCyril Pires
Director of AdmissionsDarian Tolentino
Athletic DirectorRyan Hogue
Director of Alumnae AffairsTiffany Kiyabu Nishimura, '03

Sacred Hearts Academy, also known as Sacred Hearts or SHA, is located on 3253 Waiʻalae Avenue, in the town of Kaimuki in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, is a historic Roman Catholic college preparatory school for girls founded in 1909 to serve the needs of early Hawaiʻi Catholics in the former Territory of Hawaiʻi. The school maintains a special relationship with Chaminade University of Honolulu and the all-boys Saint Louis School, both administered by the Society of Mary.


Sacred Hearts was originally founded by nuns from the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the religious order of Father Damien. The precursor of the institution was founded as a boarding and day school next to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu in 1859. [2]

The current manifestation was founded in 1909 as a boarding school, it grew rapidly within the next decade and, by the 1920s, more buildings were added to accommodate the students. [3] The sisters ran the school until 1990, when it passed into lay administration. [4]

Filming location

Sacred Hearts has served as a filming location for several television shows set and shot on location in Hawaii. The season 6 finale of the ABC series Lost was filmed there. [5] In Hawaii Five-0, Sacred Hearts was used as Grace Williams' school. [6] [7]


See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ Kuykendall, Ralph Simpson (1953). The Hawaiian Kingdom, 1854–1874, Twenty Critical Years. 2. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. p. 105. ISBN  978-0-87022-432-4.
  3. ^ Wist, Benjamin O. (1940). "A Century of Public Education in Hawaii: October 15, 1840-October 15, 1940". The Hawaii Educational Review: 110–1.
  4. ^ "History".
  5. ^ "Key scenes for 'Lost' finale filmed at Honolulu Catholic school". Catholic News Service. June 3, 2010.
  6. ^ "Elizabeth a class act". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. February 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "Filming Locations". WordPress (50undercover). September 22, 2011.
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  9. ^ "Tia Carrere wants to play villain on "Hawaii Five-0"". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. October 15, 2010.
  10. ^ Kang Sunderland, Susan (2013-08-27). "Promoting A Healthier Hawaii". MidWeek. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  11. ^ "Sacred Hearts Benefit Honors Six Of Its Best". MidWeek. October 1, 2014.

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