- What is the Sacred Heart Network of Schools?
- What are the five goals of a Sacred Heart education?
- What grades does Sacred Heart offer?
- When is the best time to apply to Sacred Heart?
- When are applicants notified of acceptance to Sacred Heart?
- Does Sacred Heart offer financial aid?
- Does Sacred Heart offer scholarships?
- Does Sacred Heart award athletic scholarships?
- What sports are offered at Sacred Heart?
- What percentage of graduates attend four-year colleges?
- Does Sacred Heart provide transportation?
A. The Sacred Heart Network is an organization of 24 independent schools located throughout the United States and Canada that share a common heritage and vision of education based on the educational philosophy of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. There are over 140 Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students through exchange programs, summer conferences and workshops and learning opportunities with online network classes.
A. Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to:
Goal One: a personal and active faith in God
Goal Two: a deep respect for intellectual values
Goal Three: a social awareness which impels to action
Goal Four: the building of community as a Christian value
Goal Five: a personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
A. Yes. Sacred Heart offers financial aid on a yearly basis according to demonstrated financial need. Parents apply through School and Student Services which is available online at sss.nais.org. In addition, Sacred Heart requires a copy of the parents’ 1040 and W-2 tax forms to complete a financial aid request.
A. Yes. Sacred Heart awards merit scholarships to entering Grade 9 students based on academic achievement in the classroom, entrance exam results, and two teacher recommendations. Art scholarships are also available based on a student’s portfolio. Music scholarships are determined by a student’s audition in early January.
Merit scholarships are also available to students entering Grade 6.
A. Upper School sports include field hockey, volleyball, tennis, golf, basketball, crew, softball, swimming, lacrosse, cross-country, and track. Middle School competes in field hockey, basketball, tennis and lacrosse. There is a crew club for middle school students. Sacred Heart is a member of the PIAA, the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies (Upper School) and the Catholic Girls Athletic League (Middle School).
A. 100% of Sacred Heart’s graduates matriculate at four-year colleges and universities. The graduates of the Class of 2016 received in excess of $6.5 million in scholarship awards.
In addtion to Academic Scholarships, students from Sacred Heart earn athletic, leadership and service scholarships annually.