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Equity, Justice, Multiculturalism

The goal of a Sacred Heart education is to promote a safe and welcoming environment in which each person is valued, cared for, and respected.  —Goal IV, Cr. 2

Office of Equity, Justice & Multiculturalism (EJME)

Entrusted with implementation of the SHS Statement on Equity, Justice, and Multicultural Education, the EJME office offers several services, programs, and workshops for students, parents, faculty and staff at SHS and for the outside community. An essential goal of SHS is to recruit, retain, and support students from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, learning styles, and religions.

It is our intention to provide programs that support the total development of each child, understanding that each child has unique potential, and requires individualized support.

Sophie's Scholars Program

Created to both build a broad student population that will deepen the educational experience within the SHS classrooms and community, and to ensure and support student access and success through high school and beyond, the Sophie's Scholars Program (SSP) is an initiative composed of three main parts: the Middle School Cohort, attendance at SHP and college program.

List of 2 items.

  • Middle School Sophie's Scholars

    Currently drawing from three, principal, feeder elementary schools--St. Elizabeth Seton, Holy Family, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel--the Middle School Sophie's Scholars Program is designed as a multi-year effort, giving selected students supplemental and targeted instruction and resources over the course of 12 months, ultimately with the goal of enrollment at Sacred Heart Preparatory.

    Awarded to select SHP students who have met program pre-requisites but who may not otherwise be able to enroll at college due to limited resources, recipients of the Fund are given financial assistance to supplement traditional college financial aid programs, in order to meet tuition and other related college costs and significantly limit—or eliminate—the burden of student and family loans.


List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Cecilia Munguía

    Cecilia MunguĂ­a 

    Family Services Coordinator, EJME
  • Photo of Elaine Barry

    Elaine (Berra) Barry Ed.D 

    Director of Sophie's Scholars Program & Barat College Access Fund and Counselor - SHP
  • Photo of Kelly Power

    Kelly Power 

    Service Coordinator - LMS


Where Scholarship and Values Matter
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12