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Sacred Heart School

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Posted January 30, 2009

Sacred Heart so far has a great program, I sent my son to the kindergarten program this year over the public school and I am very satisfied, the children receive 20-30 minutes of homework atleast 3 days a week,pricipal,staff are all friendly,security has been very tight everytime i go there. I am gald i made that choice!
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Posted August 5, 2008

Sacred Heart has a lovely old time feel. The teachers and staff are 100% dedicated to the children and families they serve. Mr. Shulte is accessible and responsive. I had 2 children attend Sacred Heart and have been happy with the education they received.
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Posted March 26, 2008

Their full-day kindergarten is regimented and I felt it wouldn't be a right program for one of my children. My oldest learned a lot from this program, though. The biggest problem this school has is a lack of security. The principal released my child to a stranger--her classmate's relative I never met--and he never notified me. Those were two frightening hours I ever spent in my life!
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Posted May 7, 2007

I like that it's a small school and children to really care about each other. With the exception of one grade, my children have had wonderful teachers who care about their progress. I am a little surprised at the lack of strictness in how the children present themselves (uniforms, hair, etc.). My children seem to be thriving and enjoy their days.
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Posted December 26, 2006

My child has been at Sacred Heart for 3 years. Each year the curriculum changes and expands to cover age appropriate topics. My child has homework every night, usually no more that 20 - 30 minutes. I like the core curriculum and appreciate the religious education at Sacred Heart.
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Posted March 5, 2005

I like that the school has full time kindergarten. The kindergarten class is located across from the 1-8 school. They cover all subjects but could do more on reading. I don't feel they give enough homework to challange the children. Having said that they are very accomidating in every way.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 74%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black 5% 16%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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1814 2nd St
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Phone: (610) 867-0221

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