Catholic, Independent Elementary Schools Serving Chicago's Children Since 1876



Who We Are

George H'18, Walter Payton College Prep

I think the first thing that comes to mind about being a Sacred Heart graduate is being well-rounded—everyone there is. You are learning in so many ways. You do sports, academics, the play, and more. I had a well-rounded experience with service playing a role, which made it more formative.

Rifaa, Middle School

One word that I would use to describe what Sacred Heart means to me is “Independence.” I am self-sufficient in terms of finding my own path, my own way of learning, and how to be my best self as a learner. Also, I have always felt welcome here. Never alone. 

Elizabeth, Lower School

Goal V: Make wise choices is the one that means the most to me. I think it helps me know what to do in life. Helps me make decisions.

Jack H'11, Syracuse University

I graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA with an acting concentration.  I spent my last semester as a part of the Tepper Semester in New York City (an artistic training program that allows undergraduates to study advanced levels of acting, directing, musical theater, playwriting, casting, design and stage management).

Sacred Heart felt like my chosen family—a group of people, for whatever reason, who shared similar beliefs and morals.

Molly A'15, Northwestern University

The single-gender classroom allowed me to be more confident in my love of learning—particularly math. Having all girls supporting each other is beneficial for when you go out into the world where there are not as many women in the fields I am going into. I have had a lot of women around me and they have really supported me.

Nahom, Lower School

The five Goals cover most of the things we need to know—how to behave, act right, be a good person.


Faculty with Advanced Degrees


Student : Teacher Ratio


Zip Codes Represented in Chicago and Nearby Suburbs


After Graduation, Students Join a Worldwide Network of More Than 50,000 Sacred Heart Alumnae and Alumni


Chicago's Oldest Independent School, Educating Children for 143 Years


Students of Color


Athletic Teams and Special Interest Clubs


Part of an International Network of Sacred Heart Education That Has 24 Schools in North America


Acceptance to First-Choice High Schools