Quality Assurance

Sacred Heart School has a fine history and a bright future.  It received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 1995 and then was re-accreditated in November of 2005.

Believing in a strong foundation in traditional skills, the Sacred Heart School Curriculum builds upon each level to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience that enriches the intellect, strengthens abilities, and capitalizes on individual talent.  Teachers acknowledge that there are many learning styles that benefit students depending on their orientation.  Classrooms make the best use of a variety of learning experiences so that each student will feel both successful in what has been accomplished and challenged to acquire even greater insight or skill. 

Sacred Heart School utilizes computer technology as a valuable tool in accomplishing its mission.  A broad, school-wide plan is in place that embraces modern information technologies.

The Value of Catholic Education

The time was 1606 – before the Declaration of Independence, before even the Mayflower Compact. The place was the area that would become St. Augustine, Florida.  The event was the first Catholic School on our shores – begun by Franciscans to educate children in Christian doctrine, reading, and writing. 

For four hundred years, Catholic education has contributed to the development of individuals and society.  And today, at our own Sacred Heart School, that tradition has been continued and augmented so that today’s children are educated in the best way possible.

The early Catholic educators could never have envisioned the needs and demands of educating children in contemporary society, nor could they have envisioned computers and electronics that are matters taken for granted today.

What the early Catholic educators gave us, however, is the call to educate our children for lives of leadership and service, to enhance their ability to solve problems and make decisions, to develop the intellectual acumen to support our democracy, to meet the demands of the time in which we live, and to preserve the commitment to the Gospel message that is the foundation for all we do.

What the early Catholic educators gave us, however, is the call to educate our children for lives of leadership and service, to enhance their ability to solve problems and make decisions, to develop the intellectual acumen to support our democracy, to meet the demands of the time in which we live, and to preserve the commitment to the Gospel message that is the foundation for all we do.

SHS also welcomes children from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds with the understanding that Catholic religion classes are part of the daily curriculum in all grades. 

Non-Catholic parents who want an educational curriculum coupled with a Christian ethical code and moral compass are invited to explore what SHS has to offer them and their children.