Faith & Spiritual Development

Our students develop values that stick with them for life.

At Sacred Heart we teach the Catholic doctrine, history, and tradition. In fact, the foundation of everything we do is built on universal principles that benefit students and all of society. The school continues to work to increase service opportunities for our students, having revitalized groups such as National Honor Society and Student Council, and has implemented a graduation service challenge for individual students to strive to complete 100 hours of service upon graduation. The school has also implemented a senior service project, allowing our soon to be newest graduates to leave their mark on the community as a class, before stepping out into the world. Students in grade 10 through 12, in addition to their regular theology courses, have the option to take an elective in Christian Service Learning, where they develop their own mission projects to help their fellow man, their neighborhood, and the world.

They learn responsibility, respect, love, and genuine compassion for others.

Sacred Heart educators know that personal success and spiritual growth can only come with a deep understanding of self. With just the right mix of textbook learning and self-esteem, our students are able to leave school better equipped to make good life choices. Our dedicated instructors teach students the fundamentals of discipline and self-awareness – the basic morals and values necessary to become adults who understand how their individual actions can make the world a better place.

With the school culture initiative and Olweus training for staff implemented in the last year the goal continues to be to ensure that each student feels truly at home as part of the Sacred Heart family.

Mind, Body & Soul

The Sacred Heart theology department’s purpose is to form holistic Christian thinkers and evangelical leaders. We engage the students in specific Catholic studies including Sacred Scripture, Theology, and Church History. Students are assessed for academic rigor within the Catholic tradition. Various teaching strategies are employed including traditional assessment methods, group projects, and class discussions. The ultimate goal is to form a community of disciples for the New Evangelization.

Does my child have to be Catholic to attend?

We welcome families of all faiths and backgrounds at Sacred Heart School! 14% of our current student population is not Catholic.

In the area of Catholic Life and Character Development the school has worked to enrich prayer opportunities at Sacred Heart. The school has hired a campus minister who helps oversee school prayer, school retreats and Faith Family activities.  In addition to regular school Masses the school has ramped up opportunities for student prayer. These include a formalized schedule of Lectio Divina, rosary, adoration, prayer journaling, and regular meetings of the school Faith Families. The senior and junior leaders now guide their Faith Families, comprised of a group of students ranging in ages from grade 7 through 12th, who meet weekly for prayer, discussion and other faith based activities.

Elementary and high school students attend weekly Mass and all grades offer daily prayer. Praise & Worship is held at various times each month, which allows students to gather to sing songs of praise. Parents are encouraged and invited to attend school Masses and Praise & Worship.

A small chapel is located on the high school’s second floor. Here, students can find a quite moment to reflect and they can add their own requests to the prayer box.

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