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:
- The Creed
- The Person of Jesus
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.
- 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.
Sacred Hearts School
31 South Chestnut Street
Bradford, MA 01835