Network Exchange Program
SHP participates in an exchange program that allows qualifying SHP students to attend other schools in the United States and abroad within the worldwide network of Sacred Heart Schools.
“.I would definitely recommend exchange to other students. I have created a bond with someone else in the Sacred Heart community that I never would have met without exchange. My Spanish is miles ahead of where it was before my trip, and I learned so much about myself as a person and an individual. Going on exchange allowed me to discover things abut myself I never would have without the experience. ”
12th grade student
SHP students may apply for reciprocal exchanges and any SHP family may offer to host a student from another school. The purpose of the exchange program is to allow students the opportunity toexperience a Sacred Heart education from a different perspective, while discovering the local customs and traditions of the region to which they are traveling.
An exchange complements the educational experience received at our School and follows our Goal IV of a Sacred Heart education: "to participate actively in the national and international networks of Sacred Heart Schools." The Exchange program also supports our Goal III, for "students to grow in self-knowledge and develop self-confidence as they learn to deal realistically with their gifts and limitations." The program allows students to experience first-hand the breadth of a Sacred Heart education and is meant for students who have demonstrated consistently sound academic performance and positive social behavior during their earlier years at our school.
“I would definitely recommend the exchange program to another student. The experience is priceless. The people you meet become very close friends, and being in a culture unlike your own gives you a broader, more sophisticated perspective on how everyone is connected on a global and international scale."
11th grade student
“ Both Sacred Heart Schools recognize that they are part of something bigger than themselves. Just the fact that I could go to a school with kids on the other side of the Atlantic that relate to me was really cool. "
11th grade student