Pedagogical Practices

Timelessness of Methodology

Articulation of Sacred Heart curriculum and pedagogy is an evolving process. Early expressions were outlined in the Plan of Studies and later in the Spirit of the Plan of Studies in the Society of the Sacred Heart. Today the Goals and Criteria, educational research and on-going evaluation frame the construct for Sacred Heart pedagogy. Throughout the past 200 years, certain pedagagogical practices have remained constant.

Mary Quinlan, RSCJ, Conference of Educators of the Sacred Heart

"Intellectual training in itself is a means of developing virtues and habits which have much to with the ability to live a fully human life. Classroom instruction under the guidance of a teacher who appreciates the personal dignity and worth of each student is a humanizing experience and one that leads naturally to a Christian conception of life. Everything in the Society’s curriculum and methods presupposes that fact."
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.