Pamela Juan Hayes '64
Welcome to our 169th 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. Our teachers 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 2017–2018 school theme is “Crossing Frontiers – 200 Years of Sacred Heart Education in North America – 1818-2018,” which celebrates St. Philippine Duchesne, a French pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who opened the first Sacred Heart school in St. Charles, Missouri in 1818, which continues today. This celebration marks a significant milestone in our history.
This school year, Sacred Heart Greenwich will focus on the characteristics that gave St. Philippine Duchesne the courage and determination to leave France and enter into a new society. We want our students to understand their heritage and imagine the possibilities for improving the world around them. We will inspire them 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 cross “frontiers,” wherever they may be, and break down the barriers that threaten the peace and dignity of others.