On behalf of Reverend Silvio DeNard, the Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, and all the faculty of Sacred Heart School, we thank you for your interest in our school. As you continue to explore SHS, we believe you will discover that it is deeply rooted in the principles of Catholic Education. We are proud to offer a superior academic program in a value-centered, faith-based environment. At SHS parents partner with our highly skilled, dedicated faculty and staff to form an extraordinary community devoted to raising a new generation of capable, competent, and caring students.
The benchmark of our success is not only measured in grades or percentages, but in the development of individuals ready to explore possibilities and meet the challenges of life with wisdom and love. At SHS it is our goal to foster our students’ growth intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. SHS strives to provide our students with the knowledge and skills that will prepare them to be competent in today’s complex society and accept their role as co-workers with Christ in building a just future.
SHS is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Our academic program is based on national and Diocesan content standards. It is designed to prepare students for a college preparatory program in a Catholic High School. In addition to academics, our exceptional faculty, staff, and coaches also provide extra-curricular opportunities for students to participate in band, chorus, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross-country, robotics, reading clubs, and more.
Our Catholic tradition of service to others is rooted in faith, love, and service. The student body of SHS is diverse, spanning a range of ages, abilities, races, and social backgrounds. From this diversity, we draw strength and perspective. We emphasize pleasant, and considerate behavior, and we teach that all human life is to be respected and valued.
Religious education’s primary mission is to prepare students for a temporal and eternal life. Through personal and group prayer, the Mass, reception of the the Sacraments, and ongoing charitable acts, students experience first hand, the power and love of Christ in their lives.
We are blessed to have a well-maintained facility with the right-sized rooms equipped with appropriate technology, including classroom sets of Chromebooks, a gymnasium, cafeteria, band room, science lab, computer lab, library, art room, and academic support offices.
We hope that you enjoyed your discovery of SHS and that you find it the right school for your child and family. We, enthusiastically, welcome you to apply for admission and begin a distinctively Catholic and academically excellent journey.