I love how serious this school is about giving your child the highest level of education it can. I transferred over from a local public school and noticed big differences in not only the education but the people and environment as well. The teachers were well educated, experienced, and would teach professionally while still having fun with the students. I also felt that Sacred Heart goes out of their way, even after graduation, to help you by offering extra classes like, writing college essays, how to do your own taxes, or managing and budgeting for your bank account.
Having all my childern graduate from Sacred Heart I can say they have received a top notch education. The mix of kids from all walks of life are very evident and with the catholic atmosphere you can't beat it. The school is rich in tradition in not only sports but in academics as the state banners show (took State in Quiz Bowl last year). Overall you get what you put in. The opportunities are there if you want them!
I am in my sophmore year at SHHS and am satisfied with the school. We do need a new principle... badly. Our teaching staff is marvelous and push you to your full potential. However, there are two problems with SHHS; extremely into athletics and probably close to 80% comes from money or has money. Small classes of about 35 each gives a 'know-everyone' feel. Overall, good school!
I think that the public school offers a much more robust choice of classes and a stronger teaching staff. I would not recommend this school to parents who do not have children who want to compete in sports as there are very few outside choices for non-atheletes. Very political environment.