Sacred Hearts School & Catholic Identity

The distinguishing characteristic of a parochial school is its CATHOLIC IDENTITY.


Why Sacred Hearts?

Parents choose Sacred Hearts School for three main reasons:
  • Catholic Identity/Faith Formation
  • Academic Excellence
  • Sense of Community

Daily Focus on Faith

Integral to her mission, Sacred Hearts School demonstrates faith in action throughout the school day.
  • The school day begins and ends with student led prayer.
  • The Faculty gathers weekly for a morning prayer service.
  • The Faculty serve as positive role models who exemplify faith in action.
  • Religion Classes meet daily. The program topics vary each year and include:
    • Sacraments
    • Commandments
    • Church
    • The Creed
    • Morality
    • The Person of Jesus
    • Prayer
    • Mass

Faith Through The Year

In addition to our continuous daily programs, Sacred Hearts School has a host of seasonal traditions and events which fulfill our Catholic Identity throughout the school year. These include:
  • The student community attends First Friday Liturgy; each month is hosted by a different grade.
  • Clergy presence in the school is manifested by regular visits, classes taught, vocation talks, monthly liturgy, reconciliation, and availability for questions, or counsel.
  • The Annual Christmas Show and Christmas Pageant is a treasured tradition.
  • Lent is highlighted by the SHS Breakfast Club. Students and Faculty opt to attend 7AM Mass followed by a light breakfast.
  • Service/Outreach Projects are regularly/seasonally embraced by the students and staff alike.

Ongoing Service

  • Students in Grades 4 – 8 volunteer as Altar Servers in the Parish.
  • Student in Grades 6-8 serve as Student Lectors at weekend Parish Masses.
  • Students from several grades participate in the Parish Children’s Choir.
  • Students in Grades 5 - 8 serve as Cantors at school and parish liturgies.

Past & Current Projects

  • Monthly Food Drives to benefit the Sacred Hearts Parish Food Pantry
  • The Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Project
  • The Sponsor-A-Family Christmas Project
  • The South African Elementary School Outreach Project
  • Winter Coat Drive to benefit Ruth’s House
  • Love Lunches prepared for Community Action Drop-In Center.
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Sacred Hearts School          31 South Chestnut Street          Bradford, MA 01835          Tel: 978-372-5451