The SHS Experience
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. At Sacred Heart, each student is known and loved, and each family is welcomed.
We'll never have more of a family at any other school than we have here at Sacred Heart.
Meggan Needham, SHS parent
Sacred Heart’s various student programs seek to enrich and expand students’ artistic, academic and personal development so that their learning extends beyond the classroom.
The five Goals and Criteria inform everything we do at Sacred Heart. These timeless principles, formally adopted in 1975, include both faith and service (Goal I and Goal III).
All students—of the Catholic faith and varied faith traditions—are encouraged to develop a dynamic relationship to God, one that supports and guides them as they mature. Our curriculum is designed to help students explore and learn about faith; we foster thoughtful engagement on spiritual questions and cultivate values that will last a lifetime.
We also place great value on the experience of service, and Sacred Heart offers various opportunities for students and families to get involved, whether through food, clothes or toy drives or via direct service. Social justice is studied at every grade level and we seek to actively increase “social awareness which impels to action.”
St. Madeleine Sophie and the RSCJs that came after her believed that an exemplary education must expand both the mind and heart. Today's Sacred Heart is committed to carrying this legacy forward.