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


Community Life

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.

Explore the Sacred Heart Family


Brian Williams
Head of Inclusion and Community Life


Providing Opportunities for Parents to Grow, Connect and Discover

Oct. 3
The Inside Scoop on High School Admissions
10-11 am, Cole Masterpiece Room
Immediately following the Parents of the Heart (POTH) meeting

Nov. 13
Raising Our Children Sanely in a Challenging World
7 pm, Chapel
Sr. Nancy C. Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Nov. 14
Raising Healthy Children
8:45 am, POTH meeting, Preschool Campus
Dr. Rebecca Burns, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital and parent of two daughters at SHS.

Jan. 6
Parenting With the Brain in Mind
7 pm, Chapel
Eva Dwight, MEd, CPDT, Gurian Institute Master Trainer

Feb. 27
Cyber Security with Cyber Safety Consulting
8:45 am, POTH meeting
7 pm, Chapel

May 7
Under Pressure: Examining Anxiety and Stress in Children
7 pm, Chapel
Lisa Damour, PhD, psychotherapist, author, regular contributor to the New York Times. Dr. Damour is an alumna of Sacred Heart-Sheridan Road and is the 2019 Sacred Heart Goal Award winner.