I have a child in pre-school, and I must say the teacher is terrific, warm, and supportive. The learning materials are highly educational as well as appropriately faith based. So far, I have been pleased with Sacred Heart. There is also a lot of parental involvement which gives a wonderful community feel to the school.
I have 2 children enrolled ( in grade school & preschool). We have many family friends with children in local public & private schools; Sacred Heart stands out to me as having a strong community/family feeling. We are transplants to Lombard but truly feel part of the community where students seem to look out for & care for each other. At least for my 1st grader, the academics seem to offer better options than the local public grade schools w/ advanced reading, language arts, & math. There is a focus on technology with smart boards in classrooms & computer/ technology classes starting in preschool. The preschool benefits from being part of the larger school as they leverage the gym, music & P.C. labs & teachers, etc. There is an added level of moral teachings infused into the curriculum that sets it apart. Most kids are involved in multiple extra-curricular activities, and gain leadership skills from built-in mentoring programs such Guardian Angel program (older students pair up w/ younger ones as mentors), older students running Track & Field Day, etc. There is definitely Catholic education & great moral training as well. Overall I highly recommend the school.
Sacred Heart school is a small catholic school that offfers a quality education followed by the opporttuniitty to participate in many actvities and a sense of community within the school. This past year has been a treat with improvements in our technology program and pre-school. I would highly recommend any new famiilly come check out this school near downtown Lombard!
Sacred Heart is a small Catholic school that promotes parental participation and involvement in the school as a result the community along with the parish has grown to a tight knit community that is engaged in the school and our children.
Since I wrote my 1st review in 2006 so many changes have happened to our school to make it even a greater place to send your children to school. Our math program has taken the neccessary steps to insure our children are where they need to be in math. We have a wonderful art program! Our families continue to stay involved and make our school the best it can be..
We couldn't be happier with Sacred Heart. Our oldest child will be entering high school next year, and has tested into all honors classes. The school's computer program is unmatched among Lombard schools. The music program is much improved since Mr. Benning came on board as principal, and the older children are now learning basic Latin. Most children participate in the sports program, and no child is ever cut from a team, regardless of ability. Most importantly, we know the priests and faculty do an amazing job of instilling values and teaching our Catholic faith--the very reason we send them to a Catholic school.
Mr Benning has made a huge impact and is more receptive than anyone in the past. Changes in math are necessary as SHS kids are behind in math when the get to high school. Mr Benning is helping the 'advanced' kids with algebra but the rest of the kids are lacking in keeping on track in math.
Now that we have a new principal (Mr Benning), things are improving! Fr Tom as the adminstrator is a huge asset. High parental involvement. Lots of sports options, not enough music classes.
I have three kids at Sacred Heart. We are very happy with the small school atmosphere and the interest taken by other parents. I am very happy to see the changes that are being made at Sacred Heart this year. the new Principal sounds like he has a strong background. I feel that Sacred Heart, like any Catholic school is not equipped to handle any child with special needs. If you have a child that excels at reading or math they may not be challenged in this environment. Also, all extra-curricular activities are run by volunteers. If you have a child that excels in sports, this can be an issue. All team sports are coached by parents. The school does offer a Christian atmosphere and Mass is a regular part of the curriculum. All in all it is a great school with a lot of spirit.
My daughter is in 8th grade and has attended Sacred Heart since 2nd grade. She loves this school and the friendships she has made and will miss it tremendously. The parent involvement is overwhelming!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Sacred Heart on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Sacred Heart, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.