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



Sacred Heart Schools are dedicated to educating girls and boys mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our athletic program is an integral part of the educational program of the school, which views the athletic activities on the playing fields and courts as an extension of the classroom. In all aspects – classrooms, hallways and fields of play – we strive to educate our children in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart tradition.

We believe that athletics is an invaluable tool in the development of students. Participation in athletics allows students the opportunity to establish a lifelong healthy lifestyle, while instilling certain values and ideals. Athletics present students the opportunity to experience the relaxation that sports bring to the body and mind and the thrill of success, as well as learn to deal with disappointment and adversity.

Athletics teaches the importance of commitment, mastery of skills, self-discipline, self-sacrifice and self-confidence, while fostering critical interpersonal skills, such as leadership, cooperation, communication and empathy. All of these lessons are important, not only in athletics, but in life as our students continue to grow and mature in the Sacred Heart community and society.

Sacred Heart offers competitive sports for Academy and Hardey (grades 3-8) in the fall, winter and spring. The Schools' mascots are the Academy Wildcat and Hardey Falcon.

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Note: The main athletic calendar provides practice and game information for all Sacred Heart teams. Please use the individual team calendars, which can be accessed from the Teams and Schedules page, for single-team information.



Matt Manley
Athletic Director

Margot DiMuzio
Assistant Athletic Director & Coordinator of Student Life


2019-2020 CHAMPIONS

Hardey Varsity Golf - One golfer placed in Top 15 at IESA State Finals
Academy Varsity Cross Country - One runner in IESA State Finals, ran Personal Record
Academy 5 Red Basketball - CCYL Consolation Bracket
Academy 7 Red Basketball - CCYL Lakefront and Undefeated Season
Hardey 7 Red Basketball - CCYL Lakefront and Undefeated Season
Academy 8 Red Basketball - CCYL Skyline and Elite 8 at Jr. NBA Tournament