Where young women become global leaders

From the Head of School

Welcome to our 170th academic year at Sacred Heart Greenwich. This year, we return to reconnect our energies to the education of youth as members of a vibrant, mission-centered community. As a school, we advocate for the values of faith, intellectual depth, service, community building, and well-informed decision making. These are the skills that our students need, as they live in an era of rapid change.

Our faculty are called to their work to provide intentionally strong relationships with our students, to give them guidance, and to foster within them a vibrant curiosity about learning. They are committed to their own ongoing growth as professionals, learning from and supporting each other. When they model this type of leadership, our students reap the benefits.

Our 2018 - 2019 all school theme centers around Goal II: Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a deep respect for intellectual values.

This school year, Sacred Heart Greenwich will focus on our educational program. We will continue to:

  • Develop and implement a curriculum based on the Goals and Criteria, educational research and ongoing evaluation.
  • Provide a rigorous education that incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a life-long love of learning.
  • Develop aesthetic values and the creative use of the imagination.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching and learning strategies that recognize the individual needs of the students.
  • Provide ongoing professional development for faculty and staff.
  • Model and teach ethical and respectful use of technology.
We want to inspire our students to approach the acquisition of knowledge not as an endpoint, but as the beginning of a deeper questioning that sparks the evolution of new ideas and captures new ways to problem solve.

We invite all in our school community to join us as together we make this commitment.

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  • For Pamela Juan Hayes' profile, click here.

    Pamela Juan Hayes ’64 became Head of School for Sacred Heart Greenwich on July 1, 2009. Mrs. Hayes was appointed Head of School beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. The Board of Trustees reached its unanimous decision following a national search and with the enthusiastic participation of more than 400 parents, alumnae, faculty and staff, students, and friends.

    Mrs. Hayes' experience with Sacred Heart began when she joined the first grade at Sacred Heart Greenwich. After graduation, she pursued a bachelor’s degree at Briarcliff College, and then received her master’s degree in teaching from Manhattanville College. She brings a strong record of experience in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools as a faculty member and administrator for three Sacred Heart schools – Greenwich, New York and San Francisco.

    While at Greenwich, she taught English and drama, served as head of the Middle School, and directed the Middle School’s community service program. In 1996, she became Head of Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School at San Francisco. In 2000, Mrs. Hayes was appointed Director of the Schools of the Sacred Heart at San Francisco, a position she held until becoming Greenwich’s Head of School.

    As a member of the Program and Planning Committee of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools (1989-1996), Mrs. Hayes deepened her understanding of Sacred Heart schools as transformational in nature. Her educational philosophy is aligned with St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who said: “I would have founded the Society for the sake of a single child.” She is dedicated to educating girls and young women to become leaders and play transformative roles in society.

Convent of the Sacred Heart

An independent, Catholic school for girls K-12​,​ with ​coed ​Barat Center for Early Childhood Education
1177 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
Telephone 203.531.6500