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Sacred Heart Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 650 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $381,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,150.

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted September 11, 2014

My daughter has been a Sacred Heart student for the last 5 years. I am VERY pleased and blessed with the quality of education she is receiving. Our family is not Catholic. We are Protestant and have been welcomed with open arms. My only critique is that there is little ethnic diversity among the staff. I have referred three other families who flat out said that was the sole reason they would not enroll their children. I am hopeful that the new principal will address this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

Enrollment was in the high 800's just a few years ago. Low 500's now. The economy cannot be blamed for all of it, especially when many families are choosing more expensive schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

This school should be turned in to a all girl school... Boys don't get the same treatment as girls.


Posted June 3, 2014

I have been going to this school for many years the teachers have given us zero respect and I totally agree with the person below.


Posted April 17, 2014

This is a great school. They mold and nurture their students academically, socially and spiritually. I am impressed with their curriculum. The culture of the school prepare the kids for future endeavors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2014

I can't imagine "sarcastic" or "derogatory behavior" being used to describe any of the teachers at this school. The teachers are the school's strength, no question. My daughter graduated, and placed right into an honors program for math at one of the best high schools in the area. Her language arts preparation was top notch--honors placement there, too. Has adjusted beautifully. We credit her Sacred Heart education with all of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Sacred Heart Glydon provides a wonderful community for our children to learn about academics and faith. The families are incredible and there is such a great sense of community at the school. Children are be taught to be kind and respectful of each other which is something not found in the public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Sacred Heart School in Glyndon, Maryland is a wonderful, faith-based community where the focus is on growing children spiritually and academically. Great teachers, great families, and a great community combine in a learning environment filled with technology, extra-curricular activities, computer and language classes, art, choir, music and much more. My kids attend and they love it. My wife and I appreciate the extra attention and care of the teachers, who go out of their way to help the students. Like any Pre-K through 8 Catholic school these days, Sacred Heart School has tough issues to face. But this is one of the best schools around and will only get stronger. I highly recommend Sacred Heart School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

Sacred Heart has been a wonderful school for our twin daughters. We love that they are in an environment that encourages prayer and ethics as well as an above standard education. We as parents and they as students have enjoyed their teachers each year. Taking two languages each year, religion classes with Masses, great extracurricular programs, and the family/community surrounding the school, are all bonuses that we don't take for granted. The school can always use funds to assist with their computer programs, gym and sports programs, and of course, their library, all of which are considerably smaller than other schools I've visited. The school and students certainly make due and do well with what they have, but I often wonder how much better they would do if they had more equipment, space, and books. While the teachers and staff are wonderful, the space can always use improvement. Thanks very much for your consideration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

My husband attended this school as a child and we were thrilled to be able and send our 3 kids here as well. My kids love their school and I really can't imagine them going anywhere else. The school teaches respect, kindness as well has having a strong reading program and wonderful specials. I appreciate the organization skills and thinking skills my kids have learned. My oldest daughter is attending junior high in the fall and can't wait to get into the science lab! I would like to see a little more computer skills being taught but I am very happy with majority of classes and teachers! I love that SHG still offers music( both vocal and instrumental) art and foreign languages for K on up. I feel the teachers are responsive to concerns and available for questions or conferences, also very quick to let you know of any possible problems. I highly recommend this school ! It is in a nice area, very clean with many modern facilities. There is also before and after school care available..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

It's a good school in a nice area. The staff is friendly and the building and grounds are what you'd expect from school in this area. Tuition is high for what you get though. And the school spends more money on technology than they do teacher's salaries. This causes tuition to be very high. Overall, it's a pretty good school, just a bit high cost for what you get though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

My daughter just started this year and she loves it! It is a true blessing to have her wake up every morning excited for her day to begin. The teachers are wonderful and other students and parents are friendly and caring. There is definitly a family feel to the enviornment and I look forward to the next 13 years as my daughter and other children attend school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

I have had four children attend Sacred Heart School. There are many wonderful aspects of this school. There are also some areas of great concern. The enrollment is down dramatically--this site lists 795 students, but Sacred Heart currently has approximately 688 students. I attribute some decline to the economy, but believe leadership at the school is a major problem. The school has recently discontinued its multi-child discount with very short notice to parents. As a parent of four and member of the parish, I find this to be against basic Catholic principles. I am saddened by the changes at this school over the past few years. There are many dedicated, caring teachers at Sacred Heart. There is also an involved core group of parents working hard to make Sacred Heart a special place. I feel torn as we have been a part of this school for many years, but changes must be made before I could honestly give the school a higher rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

As a graduate of Sacred Heart and now a parent, I have nothing but high praise for the school. As the parent of a first grader and soon to be kindergartener, we have been welcomed in all aspects of the community. Both of our children also play soccer and the school and athletic program are great. Unfortunately, not every parent is going to be happy about everything, but I believe that the school is worth every penny!
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Posted March 7, 2013

Our family has enjoyed a long legacy with Sacred Heart Parish and School spanning two generations. We are proud to call SHG our home - there is a real sense of community here. We are confident that God will guide us through these challenging economic times and enable the administration and board to make the best decisions for our children and families. God Bless Sacred Heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

We have a slew of children at Sacred Heart School, so we are frequent flyers. I think that speaks volumes to the successful experience we are having at Sacred Heart School. We chose Sacred Heart School primarily because of its mission of a strong commitment to our children's Catholic faith formation, secondly for its dedication to academic excellence, and finally for encouraging service to others, and living the message of Jesus. We feel our family is welcomed, encouraged, and loved at Sacred Heart where It feels more like a loving family than a school. From an economic standpoint we feel we receive a phenomenal return on our investment. Our children will be well prepared for solid Catholic spiritual life and a successful transition to any high school our children choose to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Sacred Heart is a great school with dedicated teachers, respectful and well-mannered students, and lots of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

I have been blessed to be teaching at Sacred Heart for the past 11 years. My youngest daughter started at Sacred Heart in 2001 in the 4th grade and I have no doubt that her confidence and love for school had everything to do with her Sacred Heart experience. As a parent, I couldn't ask for more caring, competent teachers. The many outreach programs made her aware of the importance of helping those less fortunate. My daughter's friends were wonderful and she maintains many of these friendships presently. Sacred Heart prepared her for a challenging high school both academically and socially. As a teacher, I am so proud to be part of a school community that has such amazing children at all grade levels. It is a testament to the Sacred Heart families who have raised such compassionate, kind and helpful children. At least once a day, I am awed and humbled by acts of kindness toward one another .My colleagues make it a joy to come to work each day. There is an air of support and dedication for the school and one another that I am immensely grateful to be part of. I would highly recommend Sacred Heart School as both a parent and a proud Sacred Heart teacher.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2013

We came to Sacred Heart about 6 years ago and couldn't be happier. My children and family were immediately welcomed to the SH community and feel that way to this day. My children are provided with a top notch education, with all of the latest technologies, as well a daily reinforcement of good Catholic values. Sacred Heart students and staff are compassionate & caring, behavior we find important in a school environment. I, as a parent, always have opportunites to get involved and be a part of my children's important school years. Higly recommend to any parent looking a for a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

SHG School is a good Catholic school. I have enjoyed sending my kids here over the last 5 years. One thing I love about SHG is the close knit community. Most parents get along well, are happy, supportive and loving Christians. Our enrollment has dropped with economic woes and a low morale but a group of devoted parents has stepped up to work towards increasing school morale, increasing fundraising and to market our school so that we can fill our empty seats. Our children are doing well despite the above. My children have learned so much. I have been very happy with most of the schools' teachers but not all of them. As with any school, this can improve. I love the range of special programs - foreign language, art, computer, music, gym and more! I feel my children with some teachers have received a deeply rooted religious education. I would love it if the kids went to mass weekly rather than just monthly though. Our administration is learning to respond to parents concerns and requests. As long as the school board and administrators continue to listen and adapt, SHG school will improve and thrive! The kids would give the school 5 stars! They love it!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 42%
Black 15% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Recreation Council Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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Parent involvement
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Po Box 3672
Glyndon, MD 21071
Phone: (410) 833-0857

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