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Sacred Heart Academy

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $59,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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Posted May 17, 2012

This school is a place that all people love. It was truly a place, a home, i myself went went their. It has so much history, no other school can compete with that. Sure other schools have bigger classes, and bigger things, more tech. but what other schools really don't have is loving teachers, and so many things to do. It's home to me, how about you?

Posted July 18, 2011

There is nothing to not like about this school! Small classes, great teachers, morals and love are what make this school the perfect choice for anyone's child. My children have been there or several years and absolutely LOVE it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 5, 2010

Wonderful school, teachers are great, staff is amazing and most important my children feel like they are at home.
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Posted November 1, 2010

Great school. Makes you feel like family. Cares about the students and academics are outstanding. A+ school!
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Posted August 6, 2010

A true gem! This school has it all - excellent academics, teachers passionate about education, students respected as individuals with a strong Franciscan led faith-base AND small class sizes. The historic school buildings are charming giving a true sense of Tampa history. Every child should have an opportunity to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 19, 2010

This school is an excellent place for children. The staff is caring and helps all the children adjust to all things life can throw at them. God Bless them ALL
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Posted May 11, 2010

I can't begin to express my love for SHA! My son is in EC3 and absolutely loves going to school. Miss Carol is a GOD spend to early education, never would I have thought at the age of 3 1/2 my son would be writing his name. The office staff is warm and compassionate to your family needs. This is the best kept secret of Tampa Bay. They say you should never judge a book by it's cover and this couldn't be more true of SHA. Once you move past the neighborhood you will find a tight nit Christian school striving to excel our children. I couldn't be more happy!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 24, 2010

Sacred Heart is an AMAZING school. I work downtown and the school is minutes away with a terrific after school program. My son is in EC-3 and has simply blossomed at this school. I highly recommend it to any parents working downtown who are looking for a safe and quality school (not simply daycare) for their children.
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Posted December 23, 2009

This is the type of school that all parents wish for - its small, the ratio of teacher to student is excellent, the family atmosphere with the parents and teachers is excellent. They have everything that a student needs to excel and become a young productive individual in our society. This school lacks nothing in morales and academics. My heart is with this quite hidden away school. Only wish that I could have went there when I was a student. Its a school from the early days where the teachers and the students respect each other and never a hash word spoken. God Bless
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Posted September 26, 2009

Small classes, Christian environment, associated with a Franciscan parish, a principal who loves and charishes all her students. My son went there K-8.

Posted May 14, 2009

sacred heart is not down town it is on Florida avenue, near mlk, i went there for 8 yrs it is my fondest memories and the teachers student and catholic teachings were greatly appreciated.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 17, 2008

This is a great school, excellent teachers, countless events and programms, and extremely good food, they have there own caterer.
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Posted August 14, 2008

I went to Sacred heart Academy and absoleutly LOVED was the best..i highly recommend it!
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Posted December 31, 2007

Sacred Heart Academy is one of the best kept secrets in downtown Tampa. The school has an excellent academic reputation which should come as no surprise since over 50% of the teachers hold a master's degree. It is conveniently located to those of us that work downtown and has on campus after school care until 6:00 p.m.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 42%
Hispanic 18% 29%
Two or more races 18% 3%
Black 15% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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3515 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: (313) 229-0618


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