The Sacred Heart academic program provides a strong educational foundation that enables students to become competent, independent and creative thinkers. Students are expected to be active participants in the learning process, constructing their own learning through exploration of the world, inquiry and the process of discovery. An interdisciplinary approach to learning helps students discover and understand the relevance of all subject areas. The strength of each program lies in the development of higher order thinking skills. Students are expected to analyze, criticize, evaluate and make important connections with the concepts they learn. This approach to education fosters the development of a student who is open to learning and the joys of life.Please click here for a Curriculum Guide Summary. Please click here to view the Curriculum Benchmarks.Science and Technology: Defining New Horizons
Sacred Heart’s faculty members are dedicated to helping girls and young women develop their talents in science and technology, as well as identify their aptitude for careers in related fields. To facilitate students’ studies, technology has been fully integrated into the curriculum at Convent of the Sacred Heart—across academic disciplines and at all grade levels. Every Lower School classroom, Middle and Lower School computer lab and office on campus is networked through a fiber-optic backbone to our file, print, database, e-mail and Web servers. In addition, all students have access to the Media Center, and young women in Grades 7-12 participate in our Laptop Program.Dedicated Teachers Create Rich Learning Experiences
Inspired by ongoing professional development, faculty members bring passion and innovation to every learning experience. More than 75 percent of faculty members hold master’s degrees and seven faculty members have PhDs. Individual teaching styles are complemented by a common commitment to all-girls education and the Goals & Criteria of Sacred Heart. Faculty regularly participate in workshops, summer study, curriculum development, travel and research as well as serve as personal and academic advisors, club advisors and coaches.