Sponsored by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and located on the grounds of the former Motherhouse in Yardley, PA, Grey Nun Academy proclaims a rich history and heritage dating back to 1963. From its humble enrollment of nine kindergarten students housed in the original Manor House on the Dietz estate in October of '63, the original school was called d'Youville Manor Academy in honor of our community foundress, Marguerite d'Youville. Plans were soon made to add an additional class each year.
As the Sisters became established and well known in the local community, the school name was changed to Grey Nun Academy. Fundraising became important to support annual expansion and renovations.
Kindergarten children enjoyed field trips by train to Philadelphia and first graders to the Liberty Bell Race Tract and to the World's Fair in 1965.
Since the beginning, parents have always been an active, integral part of the Grey Nun Academy community. By 1968, a Home and School Organization was initiated and challenged to live out the theme: "If we succeed in our goals, then children will experience the joy of learning and their continued pursuit of this joy will become their own goal."
By fall 1972, Sacred Heart Junior College was closed and remodeled. The Academy lower school then took up residence there. Subsequent building projects have provided a multipurpose gymnasium, connecting to the Moyle Gallery and Fine Arts Center.
Today, the school is a thriving part of the community it serves, proudly educating children to carry out the mission of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and to be thoughtful, compassionate, contributing members of our society.