Room 2: Convent life
Mother Eugenie Aude served as the school's first Mother Superior. As more Religious of the Sacred Heart arrived and students enrolled, the foundation began to thrive. In addition to teaching young girls, Grand Coteau housed a novitiate to teach and train young nuns entering the order. In 1825, another foundation, St. Michael's, was planned in St. James Parish and Mother Aude left to begin the third Academy established by the Religious of the Sacred Heart in America.