Head of School Welcome
Welcome to Country Day School of the Sacred Heart! It is our privilege to share a glimpse of Sacred Heart, Bryn Mawr with you.
St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in 1800, treasured the uniqueness of each child and is quoted as saying, “For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society.” To this day, Sacred Heart educators take that dictum most seriously. Each child is that one child; each is encouraged to discover her God-given gifts; each is empowered to become her best self.
Education at Sacred Heart is a life-changing experience. It is an experience that challenges a student intellectually, even as it seeks to enable her to explore her artistic, social, spiritual, and emotional needs. The academic rigor of the curriculum is presented by professional, caring faculty who know each student by name and realize that each is more than her mind.
As part of the Network of twenty-one Sacred Heart Schools in the United States
, each student can enjoy a small school experience aware that her school is part of a national presence in education. Sharing the vision of Sacred Heart education with schools on six continents gives students a genuine awareness of intercultural dialogue.
Community is central to life at Sacred Heart. The 325 students PreK-12 come from over nineteen districts
representing socio-economic and racial diversity that enriches the community. Opportunities to share faith strengthen a student’s commitment to respect and compassion which also find expression in service.
I invite you to explore other parts of Sacred Heart’s profile. If after that you think you might be interested, I invite you to visit Sacred Heart, for as I said in the beginning, Sacred Heart is an experience.
Sister Matthew Anita MacDonald, SSJ, Ph.D.