Catholic & Independent

Driven by our Dominican, Catholic roots.
Independent in philosophy.

This unique combination equals a commitment to educating the whole person in a setting that allows adolescent girls to flourish into young women who are grounded in their values and well-prepared for college and beyond.

Students have the privilege of learning in an environment rooted in the Dominican charism (a spiritual gift granted by God for the benefit of others), where the pursuit of truth—in study, faith, service, and community—becomes the fabric of their daily lives. As a result, students gain a deeper understanding of who they are and are able to become the best version of themselves.

Flintridge Sacred Heart welcomes students from all religious traditions and is committed to guiding every young woman on her own, personal faith journey. 

Our Mission

Flintridge Sacred Heart, a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth.

Our entire community invests in serving the community

We believe scholarly research inspires a lifelong search for truth.

Flintridge Sacred Heart is 1 of 27 schools sponsored by or affiliated with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

62% of families identify as Catholic and represent 38 different parishes

As a Round Square school, our students experience global learning, character development, international collaboration, and service activities

In our residential life program, students learn while becoming leaders in the community and citizens of an interconnected world

To this end, Flintridge Sacred Heart strives to partner with parents in the formation of their daughters. We recognizes the interdependence of physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and environmental health, and their benefits for learning. Thus, Flintridge Sacred Heart offers a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, outstanding visual and performing arts, an excellent athletic program, a dynamic campus ministry and service program, formative leadership opportunities in clubs, athletics, co-curriculars, service and global travel experiences.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is a vital element of Flintridge Sacred Heart's mission to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. At Flintridge Sacred Heart, we seek to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community and we value and appreciate the uniqueness contained within each person so as to honor the diversity of God’s creation.

students pose on the patio
I love Flintridge Sacred Heart because of how welcoming and kind everyone is. When I first came here, I felt a sense of belonging and I quickly saw how close our community is.
—Aideen Alpuerto '23


Flintridge Sacred Heart elevates the education of young women by cultivating positive relationships with one’s self, others and God.

Open Arms

We are a school community that accepts, embraces, and honors every girl for who she is.

Folded Hands

We are committed to providing a faith-based education rooted in the Church's teachings while welcoming all religious traditions.

Compassionate Hearts

We are a community that responds open-heartedly to human need with words and actions.

Engaged Minds

We are committed to inspiring our students to wonder, be curious, and seek truth with voraciousness and determination.

Healthy Bodies

We do all in our power to provide extraordinary emotional support as a balance for high academic expectations.

Vibrant Spirits

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Our students develop into dynamic women whose presence and reach extend beyond themselves.

Our Catholic, Dominican Roots

The Dominican Order (also known as the Order of the Preachers) is a Roman Catholic religious order best known for their commitment to holistic education, the pursuit of truth (Veritas) and their focus on preaching — spreading the Gospel through words and actions to inspire change. Founded by St. Dominic de Guzman (1172-1221) in 1219, the order embraced a life of prayer and study, which led to a ministry of preaching – the early beginnings of the four Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service.

Four pillars at Flintridge Sacred Heart
The four Dominican Pillars-- prayer, study, community and service-- on display on the Hill

What is Veritas?

veritas shieldWhen we inspire a girl to seek truth—or as we call it, “Veritas,”— we unlock her limitless potential to positively impact the world.

Latin for “truth,” Veritas is one of the mottos of the Dominican order. Dominicans are searchers. We are constantly in pursuit of a deeper and fuller understanding of the truth. Whether it be in our studies, our relationships, our faith, or elsewhere, we are constantly craving and pursuing the truth in all things.
Amazing teachers inspired us as women and we knew that this school was run by women who could run the world. I left here feeling powerful.
—Jan Ellison ’83


440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Flintridge Sacred Heart, a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding high school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth.

Flintridge Sacred Heart admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and athletic and other school-administered programs.