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Sacred Heart at a Glance


Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic Independent School sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Founded in 1961, Carrollton is the only all girls’ school educating Montessori-3 through Grade 12 in the State of Florida. Located in Coconut Grove, Florida, it is part of a worldwide network of nearly 150 schools in forty-four countries with 22 schools in the United States.The statue of the Sacred Heart on the Duchesne campus

Carrollton is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.  It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, the National Catholic Education Association, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States.

General Information

  • Founded in 1961

  • All-girls, pre-kindergarten through grade 12

  • Catholic Independent college preparatory day school

Location and Facilities

Carrollton has two campuses: A total of 16 acres.

  • Barat Campus: 3747 Main Highway, which houses the Intermediate (Grade 4-6) and High School (Grades 9-12) sits on 11 acres; Pool, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Softball Field, Track and Field, Sailing Facilities, Technology Center, and Library.

    • High School
      • Science Technology Hall:  Video Conference Center (film video, edit films, sound control room), Physics Lab and Prep Room, Engineering Lab, Chemistry Lab and Prep Room, Biology Lab and Prep Room, Technology Center.
      • Founders’ Library:  Circulation and Library Office, Reading Room, Student Publication Room, Student Quiet Room, Faculty Study, Archives, Library Reading Alcoves, Information Kiosks 
    • Intermediate School
      • Science Pavilion: 2 teaching science labs and 2 Humanities Classrooms, Bathrooms with pool side showers.

  • Duchesne Campus: 3645 Main Highway, which houses the Montessori (ages 3, 4 and Kindergarten), Primary (Grades 1-3), Junior High (Grades 7 & 8), and Wellness Center sits on 6 acres; Pool, Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Practice Field for Softball, Gymnastics Facilities, Laptop Hospital, Library.

    • Junior High
      • Rose Hall:  2 Science Labs, 2 Mathematics labs and 4 general use state-of-the-art classrooms.
      • Melissa Rodriguez Assembly Meeting Hall
      • Wellness Center
    • Montessori and Primary
      • Each grade is located in grade level cottages
      • SMART Boards in all classrooms for grades 1-12; SMART Tables in Montessori Rooms
      • Wireless Internet Access


  • Average enrollment of students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12: 800

Carrollton is made up of 5 learning communities:

    • Montessori: PK3 through Kindergarten on the Duchesne campus. Enrollment: 80 students in 3 classrooms, with 3, 4, 5 year olds together. One teacher with two assistants
    • Primary:  Grades 1-3 also on Duchesne. Enrollment: 144; three sections of 16 each 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade
    • Intermediate:  Grades 4-6 located in El Jardin on Barat Campus. Enrollment: 160; three sections of 4th and 5th, and 4 sections in 6th grades with 16 students in each section.
    • Junior High: Grades 7-8 located on the Duchesne Campus. Enrollment: 128; four sections of each with an average of 16 girls in a section
    • High School:  Grades 9-12 located on Barat Campus in the Barry Building. Enrollment: 300; five sections of 15 students per grade

Carrollton is a diverse community composed of families from many different countries such as Italy, England, France, India, China, Japan, Spain, The Netherlands, Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Nicaragua, Greece, Bermuda, and many more. 

    • Student-Teacher Ratio 9:1

    • 237 classes offered in the 2015-16 academic year


    The following AP courses are offered: AP English Literature, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP French Language, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature, AP US History, AP Computer Science, AP Microeconomics (through Sophie Connect),

    AP Psychology (through Sophie Connect)

    The following IB courses are offered:

    • English Literature HL

    • English Language and Literature HL

    • Sciences

      Biology SL/HL

      Chemistry SL/HL

      Chemistry SL (1 year)

      Design Technology SL

      Environmental Systems & Societies

      Physics SL

    • History of the Americas SL

    • History of the Americas & 20th Century Topics HL


      Visual Arts SL/HL

      Drama SL/HL

      Music SL/HL

      Dance SL/HL

    • Mathematics

      Math Studies SL

      Math SL (2 year)

      Math SL (1 year)

      Math HL

    • Theory of Knowledge

    • Information Technology in a Global Society SL/HL

    • Psychology SL

    • World Languages

    Language B: French SL/HL

    Language A: French Language & Literature (bilingual diploma)

    Language B: Mandarin Ab Initio & SL

    Language B: Spanish SL/HL 

    Language A: Spanish Language & Literature (bilingual diploma)


    • 40+ after-school activities available every fall, winter and spring

    • 25-30 clubs and activities available to High School students

    • 40+ after-school activities available every fall, winter and spring

    • 25-30 clubs and activities available to High School students


  • Full-time faculty members: 92

  • Faculty members with advanced degrees: 47% (Masters 44 & PHD 3)

  • Average teaching experience per faculty member: 14 yrs

  • 100% of faculty participate in professional development workshops and conferences

Tuition 2016 - 2017

Annual Tuition

 M3– K

$ 21,875

 Grades 1–5

$ 24,850

 Grade 6

$ 28,800

 Grades 7-12

$ 31,800

Financial Aid: Over $3 million in financial aid is distributed annually to approximately 24% of the girls in Montessori-12 who demonstrate financial need.

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart     3747 Main Highway     Miami, Florida 33133     Phone: 3054465673     Contact us

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