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



Who We Are

Lisa Paulsen, H3 Lead Teacher

I feel that as a Sacred Heart educator I am part of an elite institution, a place with high expectations for who is here as faculty. I feel great pride in this institution. This is a special and unique place.

Jessica Hotz, A1b Lead Teacher

With fidelity and integrity, I get to teach the whole child. I am not just stretching and growing the brain, but am developing the essential social emotional learning (SEL) competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Grace A'19, Northside College Prep

I liked the all-girls classes and I think I learned more with girls.

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.

Clothilde, Middle School

Being a student at Sacred Heart means being respectful and creative. Everyone gets to participate and be a part of our learning experience. Everyone has the time and opportunity to express their opinions. 

Jack H'20, Saint Ignatius College Prep

At Sacred Heart, I played basketball and flag football in the fall, as well as travel basketball. I am involved in my church youth group and we do all sorts of things for and in church and outside of church.

My family and I volunteer at the Breakthrough Women’s homeless shelter where we help to cook dinner and serve it, and we visit with the women at the shelter.


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 145 Years


Students of Color


Athletic Teams and Special Interest Clubs


Part of an International Network of Sacred Heart Education That Has 25 Schools in North America


Acceptance to First-Choice High Schools