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


Strategic Plan

Creating a living masterpiece of Catholic independent education expressed in the Sacred Heart tradition

School life on Sheridan Road has experienced a renaissance in the new millennium. Sacred Heart has never been so well-positioned to support each student’s individual growth in intellect and spirit. Grounded in both the academic and governance rigors of the independent school world and the traditions and inspirations of the Catholic faith, we are unique in the Chicago area. The confluence of these streams is the strength of our institution and provides a platform for an even better future.

Over the past several years, we've engaged in:

  • Two intensive year-long self-studies in all areas of school life by the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, parents, students, alumni and Religious of the Sacred Heart
  • Outside evaluations by visiting teams from the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the Society of the Sacred Heart
  • Analysis by independent experts on campus safety, facilities planning, governance, marketing and advancement
  • Research and benchmarking in areas of academics, finance, institutional advancement and governance

Strategic Goals

  1. Mission: Deepen our life in and commitment to the Goals and Criteria and mission of Sacred Heart education on Sheridan Road and in the Chicago area.
  2. Academics: Develop and strengthen academic and extracurricular programming, and strengthen facilities to support and enhance school programming
  3. Governance: Ensure excellence in governance and maintain financial strength and fiscal soundness

Download a copy of Sacred Heart's Strategic Plan.

2019-20 Board of Trustees

Mr. Dan Bayston
Chairperson of the Board


Mrs. Mary Anderson
Mrs. Amy Andrews
Mr. Erwin Aulis
Ms. Anne Auten
Mrs. Joan Callahan
Mr. Pat Chambliss
Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ
Mr. Patrick Collins
Mr. Matthew J. Couture
Ms. Karen Croteau
Mr. Rahul J. Danak
Mr. Timothy Devine
Mr. Kevin Dowdle 
Mr. Dan Fazio
Mrs. Christy Gerst
Mr. Tony Harris
Mrs. Cheri Hubbard
Mr. Paul Kraemer
Mr. Eric Mansell
Mrs. Meggan Needham
Mrs. Cynthia Patti
Mr. Phil Rhodes
Sr. Sue Rogers, RSCJ
Mrs. Heather Shaffer (POTH)
Sr. Anne Wachter, RSCJ 
Mr. Peter Wall
Mr. Nat Wilburn, Head of Schools
Mr. Joey Yao H'86