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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sacred Heart is a great school with dedicated teachers, respectful and well-mannered students, and lots of parent involvement.
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.
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.
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!
Over the last few years we've had 3 of our 4 kids attend school here so far. We love the sense of community in the families we often socialize with at events, after school on the playground or while volunteering at school. As a mother, I love getting to volunteer in the school with my younger kids in tow and see my sons during their day. My sons love their teachers this year and have both learned so much! The Kindergarten recipe for reading really kicked off reading well for our boys! My 2nd grader understands the power of the Holy Spirit because of what he learned in the religion part of his curriculum. There are so many other learning programs too. They both play Sacred Heart soccer and basketball. SHG even has a boy scouts troop meeting at the school. Our family spends most of the day on campus of the school and parish because we love the people and the activities offered. Although there is always room for the school to improve I've learned that there are committed parents and administrators and school board members who are too. Together we can accomplish anything! If you are looking for a good academic education for your kids, Sacred Heart fits the bill.
It is evident that there are strong opinions of this school, both positive and negative, and that's a good thing. It's wonderful that so many people have positive things to say about the school, it's equally as wonderful that people have differing opinions, this is where the administration can make an impact. You are only as good as your least favorable review.The economy absolutely has had an effect on enrollment, but it is absolutely NOT the only reason our schools enrollment is at 668 students, down from 800+ a few years ago. An effective leader should recognize and acknowledge that there ARE internal problems, should want to hear the concerns of the "angry" parents, and fix the problems that exist. There were well over 100 parents that attended a heated meeting this week, many of whom have grave concerns about the school, not just limited to the tuition. It was disheartening to hear the principal and assistant principal claim that they are not aware of internal problems at the school. You owe it to your families to BE aware. Many of the teachers ARE wonderful, some think its acceptable to speak to our children in a sarcastic, condescending tone. Bullying. Lets start there.
My experience has been wonderful at Sacred Heart. My children feel safe, loved, and are free to express their devotion to our Catholic faith. That to me is worth all of the tuition money in the world. This school offers a disruption free class environment filled with caring, smart teachers with the latest technology at their disposal. The administration works hard to include parents, and the volunteer network is filled with committed parents. The facilities are clean and very well maintained. Most of all my children love this school and that is what matters most.
I could not ask for a more complete experience for my child. This school is well run, clean, and provides a great Catholic education. The teachers are very nice, and the education my child receives is as good as any other school, but the thing that sets this school apart is the Catholic foundation. My child is very happy at his school.
Good school with great kids. Would recommend to anyone with children in the area over the public alternatives.
In spite of what angry parents may tell you about the administrative side of this school, let me tell you what this school produces. Sacred Heart boys will hold the door for you, even if they are running late. Their pants will be up around their waste, and their shirts will be pressed. The young ladies at this school know how to sit properly in a skirt, and do not focus on looking like there are heading out for a night on the town . These children are being given the gift of good common decency, and their manners and good citizenship skills are being reinforced every day. I once saw a commercial featuring a public school teacher during last election where the teacher stood up and said it was not her job to teach values. Well my friend it is most certainly the job of the teachers at Sacred Heart to teach values, and it shows. Where else but at a Catholic school will you have a teacher sit and pray with an anxious child before a test or other troubling time?
My husband and I are very happy with this school. My daughter started in the Pre-K program and is now in the first grade. She loves school and is really flourishing. I would recommend this school to anyone who is interested.
We are so grateful to be able to send our kids to Sacred Heart, where they are receiving a strong and Catholic education. We're not originally from this area, so we didn't know anyone when our kids started there. We were thoroughly welcomed and are now part of a community of great families who are proud to be Catholic and strive to maintain a thriving school. Every time I attend a Parent Visit Day, I am impressed by the teachers, touched by their caring, and thankful that my kids are being exposed to technology as well as old-fashioned values.
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