Educational Philosophy

Sacred Heart education is framed by the assumption that education is a developmental process that lays the foundation for the students to become integral persons, people who live lives of integrity. As Sacred Heart Educators, we are primarily concerned with the development of the whole person. Within an atmosphere charged by the presence of the divine, we engage each student’s heart, mind, and will. Considering the realities of the world and the profound challenges young people face in light of the emerging future, we aim to form our students on a path towards transformation and hope by providing an effective education that includes the formation of character. 
Sacred Heart Educators intend to instill in young people the skills and attitudes that enhance critical consciousness and compassionate action. The charism of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Sophie’s vision of education, and the values articulated in the Goals and Criteria guide the educators as they cultivate the virtues essential for students to embark on a path of discernment and realize their full potential as socially aware empathetic thinkers committed to compassion and justice.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.