Mission and Goals
The Schools completed their once-every-five-year evaluation by the Sacred Heart Commission on Goals in November 2012. The visiting team of educators from around the Network compiled a Reflection from their four-day visit. Read the overwhelmingly positive report here.
Sacred Heart Schools on Sheridan Road - the Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls (founded in 1876) and Hardey Preparatory for Boys (founded in 1935) - are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian community. Sacred Heart Schools welcomes students of all races, religious beliefs and socio-economic backgrounds. This educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located on every major continent, including 24 schools in the United States and Canada.
Goal V Reflection
This year at Sacred Heart Schools, we are focusing on Goal V: Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. And, on November 18, Sacred Heart schools across the world celebrate the Feast of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. As American sons and daughters of Philippine, this celebration is very special for Sacred Heart, as she spent the last half of her life teaching and serving the people of the Midwestern United States. St. Rose Rose Philippine Duchesne models Goal V for the Sacred Heart community in many ways. We invite each Sacred Heart family to find a bit of time to consider this year's goal. Click here for the Family Goal V Reflection sheet.
Goals and Criteria
The essence of this educational vision and tradition is articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada:
- Goal One: A personal and active faith in God
- Goal Two: A deep respect for intellectual values
- Goal Three: A social awareness which impels to action
- Goal Four: The building of community as a Christian value
- Goal Five: Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom