We are Sacred Heart

Our Mission

The Sacred Heart Cathedral School community educates the whole child in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment with the ultimate goal of developing students to their fullest potential and to a life of service.

Our Vision

Sacred Heart Cathedral School will foster faithful disciples through prayer, academic integrity, and service to others.

Our Motto

We will live our faith, love God’s family, and learn for the future.

Our Charism and Philosophy

A charism is a defining set of characteristics given by the Holy Spirit to a community that are meant to be shared for the good of others and to further the mission of the church. In other words, these statements are who we are. They are both our identity as a community and are also what we aspire to be.

Passionate commitment to the Catholic faith.  Our school, a primary ministry of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and an outgrowth of Sunday worship, is devoted to helping our students become disciples of Jesus Christ and to helping them develop a passionate commitment to the Catholic faith. As a Catholic school, we welcome children of many different faith backgrounds who desire to grow in their relationship with God and experience the richness of a Catholic school education.

A call to excellence.  Inspired by the Biblical call to excellence, SHCS strives for continual improvement in order to offer programs that develop the whole child and that allow children to develop to their fullest potential.

Strength in academics. SHCS has long been known for the strength of its academic program. God provides us with outstanding teachers with the skill and commitment needed to challenge and support children in their learning.

Leadership.  As the Cathedral school, we are called to be leaders within Catholic education and within the larger educational community.  In our school, we are shaping Christian leaders to transform society. We invest in leadership throughout the school and put our students in situations daily where they can learn and practice leadership.

Virtues of the Sacred Heart.  In service to The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we seek to model and teach the virtues that flow from that fountain of life and holiness, including charity, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, joy, humility, kindness and sacrifice. Hence comes our desire to know and love each child we teach and our commitment to service to humanity.

Healthy relationships. Influenced by the commitment of our founding order, the Sisters of Mercy, to shine a light in the darkness, we emphasize healthy relationships in our school community in every way.

Unity in diversity. We welcome a diverse group of students and create a welcoming community for all.  We are a home for the universal Church.

Our Honor Code

I promise to be honest and respectful to all adults and my fellow peers by interacting with them in a truthful, loving and Christ-like manner. I promise to exhibit behaviors that show honesty, academic integrity, and faithful discipleship.