Sacred Heart students participate in a number of special events, such as game and movie nights, dances, Mother/Daughter Liturgies, Father-Daughter Dance and the Junior-Senior Prom. Students produce major theatrical productions, govern the student body as members of the Student Council and publish their own School newspaper and literary magazines. Our girls and young women participate in local, regional and national academic competitions, as well as local and regional athletic events, where they interact with peers from other schools. Music, dance, dramatic readings and gallery art shows are also important parts of Sacred Heart’s culture and experience.
Green and White Teams at Sacred Heart
Traditions help build community spirit. One of our most important traditions involves competitive games and activities—such as Field Day and Spirit Week—based on the School’s colors—green and white. Students new to Convent of the Sacred Heart become lifelong members of either the Green or White Team. Girls whose mothers or siblings are alumnae are placed on the same team, thus carrying on the family tradition. The teams compete throughout the year, earning points at both class and division levels. The Committee of Games—composed of Green and White captains elected from each class in the Upper School, with a senior serving as head—organizes the events and activities for preschool through twelfth grade.
Multiculturalism on Campus
As a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, Convent of the Sacred Heart is called to educate all women, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or socioeconomic background.
Multiculturalism is a concept deeply rooted in the traditions of the Society of the Sacred Heart. We believe that a multicultural and multiracial population is more likely to build a community committed to dismantling the barriers often associated with the issues of race, economics and geography.
Respect for multiculturalism is reflected not only in our School community, but also in our institutional structure, culture and environment. The faculty, administration and Board of Trustees of Convent of the Sacred Heart are committed to creating a more diverse school community that will reflect modern society, enrich the education of our students, and fulfill the Sacred Heart mission of "building community."
The Cultural Awareness for Everyone Committee (CAFE) is comprised of students, faculty, staff and parents. As a committee, CAFE has formulated five goals and tactics for the School’s multicultural initiatives:
- Goal One: Raise the awareness and appreciation of diversity within the Sacred Heart community. CAFE hosts annual workshops and actively cultivates awareness of multiculturalism on campus.
- Goal Two: Assess and broaden the multicultural focus of the curriculum in terms of perspective and content. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration is but one of several events held annually.
- Goal Three: Attract and retain faculty, staff and administration of diverse backgrounds. Convent of the Sacred Heart actively recruits faculty, staff and administration of diverse backgrounds.
- Goal Four: Attract and retain students of diverse backgrounds. Convent of the Sacred Heart actively recruits students of diverse backgrounds.
- Goal Five: Counsel the faculty, staff, students, parents and administration on how to interact effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.