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What makes our community special? The Sacred Heart community is known for its vibrancy and warmth. We are committed to being a welcoming and inclusive community where talents are celebrated, and where "each person is valued, cared for and respected."
-Goal IV, Criterion 2

Sacred Heart Schools
Statement on Equity and Inclusion

Rooted in the mission of the international network of Sacred Heart Schools and in our identity as a Catholic school for families of all faiths, Sacred Heart Schools-Sheridan Road is committed to ensuring that each member of our community can flourish spiritually, intellectually and personally, secure in the knowledge that they are loved as a child of God and will be treated with respect and dignity.

We are guided by the five Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, which call us to advance equity and inclusion through the daily exploration of faith, intellect, service, community and personal growth. We endeavor in all school activities—academic, social and extracurricular—to foster equity and to empower each student to thrive, fully supported in his or her own unique talents, within an environment of genuine love and care. Our aim is to develop compassionate and culturally competent young women and men who will make positive contributions to their local communities and society at large.

Sacred Heart Schools is further committed to the work of ensuring that our community—encompassing Board members, administration, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and students—honors each member’s gifts and celebrates the ways in which we differ. We acknowledge the many enduring values that we as a community share, and assert that our differences in ability, learning style, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation and family structure not only reflect the rich fabric of human experience, but offer opportunities for learning and personal growth.

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Brian Williams
Head of Inclusion and Community Life

PARENT EDUCATION 2020-21

Providing Opportunities for Parents to Grow, Connect and Discover. All Parent Education presentations will be via Zoom.


Positive Discipline with Lisa Herold, Consultant and Certified Positive Discipline Trainer

Lunch and Learn: Positive Discipline Series, PK-2
Noon-1 pm
Eight one-hour sessions: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10

Your Child's Social Life, Grades 3-5
6:30-8 pm
Two-part series: October 13 and 20

Tweens and Teens; Moving from Pilot to Co-Pilot, Grades 6-8
6:30-7:30 pm
Two-part series: November 10 and 17

Oct. 28
Dr. Lisa Damour
7-8 pm
Lisa Damour, Ph.D., Sheridan Road alumna, Psychologist, and Sacred Heart Schools Goal V Award winner

Nov. 4
Cyber Safety and Security for Children
10:30 am, immediately following POTH meeting
Liz Repking presents on cyber safety for children.

January 2021
Dr. Lisa Miller
Goal I: A personal and active faith in God speaker
Dr. Miller is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University Teachers College, Founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, author of "The Spiritual Child".

February-March, 2021
Screenagers; Growing Up in the Digital Age

For parents and students ages 10+
Access the documentary at your leisure between Feb. 22 and March 7, 2021.

March 11, 2021
Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
For parents and Middle School students
Live showing of documentary followed by Q&A with psychologist.