Sacred Heart education builds on Madeleine Sophie’s vision of revealing God’s love for the world by providing youth with an exceptional education.
We believe that by offering young people the tools to grow spiritually, think critically and serve compassionately, they will transform society for the better wherever they live. At Sacred Heart, Service Learning is an integral part of social-emotional and character development.
Goal III calls all members of our school community to commit themselves to a social awareness which impels to action. Through this Goal, Sacred Heart educators are called to immerse students in diverse global perspectives encouraging critical consciousness and cultural literacy as well as an impulse to serve the common good.
The school, drawing from Catholic Social Teaching, educates students to analyze and work for justice recognizing our interdependence. All community members are encouraged to engage in direct service, advocacy, outreach and partnerships to work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Laying the foundation for a life-long commitment to service, 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." Both in the classroom and outside of it, students gain perspective on social ills and an understanding that it is everyone’s responsibility to care for one another and for the natural world on a local, national and global scale.
Social awareness and community service are firmly established in the school’s identity and in its daily life. Students engage in age-appropriate activities, which include direct volunteer service as well as efforts to raise funds and collect goods for donation.