At a Glance
Student Body: We opened the year with 701 students.
Class Size: Our Kindergarten is comprised of five co-ed classrooms, with 15 - 16 students in each section. Each Kindergarten classroom is staffed with a teacher and an assistant teacher. Beginning in first grade, children move into single sex classrooms, with four sections -- two for girls and two for boys -- at each grade level. 18 - 20 students are in each section. First grade classrooms are staffed with a teacher and an assistant. Second grade classrooms are staffed with a teacher and a part-time assistant. Overall, the Schools have a student/teacher ratio of 9:1.
Uniforms: All students are required to wear uniforms. There are designated non-uniform days throughout the year. Uniform suppliers include Rhedhöuse, Schoolbelles and Lands End. Download the 2012-13 Uniform Brochure.
Before School Care: Early morning supervision begins at 7:15 am. There is no charge for this service.
After School Program: An optional program allows for childcare until 6 pm. Learn about the Core After School Program and After School Classes.
Lunch Program: An optional lunch program is provided by Organic Life and serves healthy, fresh and organic foods. Typical entrées include chicken, pasta, tacos, soup and sandwiches. Salad, vegetables, fruit and milk complete the menu. Details can be found in the Parent Portal.
Enrichment: The Enrichment Coordinator works closely with classroom teachers to supplement the curriculum for children who are working at an accelerated pace and who benefit from additional challenges.
Learning Assistance: A reading specialist in the Primary School and two learning specialists in the Lower and Middle Schools support students in the classroom with teaching modifications and special pull-out groups when appropriate.
Guidance: There are two school counselors who work with faculty and parents to support needs of students. Special support groups are offered to students who have suffered a family loss through death, divorce or separation.
School Nurse: An on-site registered nurse is available during the school day to assist sick students and administer parent-authorized medications.
High School Admission: Our Middle School counselor assists eighth grade students and families with high school placement, providing information on academic programs and admissions procedures for area high schools. Each fall, the Schools host an evening event during which high schools present their programs.
Our Policy: Sacred Heart Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions and educational policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered activities.
Accreditation, Memberships and Affiliations:
The Network of Sacred Heart Schools
National Association of Independent Schools
The National Catholic Educational Association
Independent School Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
The State of Illinois
The North Central Association
Lake Michigan Association of Independent School
View information on ISACS Accreditation