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About

Fast Facts

List of 3 items.

  • Grades

    Preschool to 12
  • 1898

    Founding Year
  • 1,190

    Total Enrolled Students 2023-24

Enrollment by School


Montessori Preschool  60 students
Lower School (Grades K - 5) 280 students
Middle School (Grades 6-8) 220 students
Preparatory (Grades 9 - 12) 630 students

List of 8 items.

  • Students

    Diverse student body representing a variety of cultural, economic, ethnic & religious backgrounds.

    Male: Female Ratio    50:50
    Identify as Catholic  52%
    Participate in Service Learning  100%
    Identify as Students of Color  50%
    Tuition Assistance Provided $7.8 Million
    Receiving Financial Assistance  25%
    Non-Tuition Financial Aid$350,000
  • Faculty & Staff

    Recognizing the individual needs of each student and challenging students to grow and take risks academically, athletically, artistically and spiritually.

    Total Faculty, Staff, & Administration  316
    Total Classroom Teachers  160
    • With Advanced Degrees
      83%
    • Average Years of Teaching
      9.86
    • Average Years at SHS
      8.7
  • Campus

    Beautiful, residential 63-acre campus, blending traditional and historic architecture with state-of-the-art modern facilities.

    CLASSROOMS & LABS
    Instructional Classrooms109
    Science Labs11 
    Media Labs3
    Maker Spaces9

    ASSEMBLY & PERFORMING ARTS
    Dedicated Buildings4
    Harman Family Assembly Hall 700 seats
    Ravi Family Assembly Hall600 seats
    Performing Arts Center346 seats
    Black Box TheatreFlexible
     
    SPORT FIELDS & FACILITIES
    Gymnasiums3
    Olympic Swimming Pool1
    Competitive Fields5
    Tennis Courts7 full, 2 mid, 4 junior
    All-Weather Track1
    Weight Training Rooms2
    Stadium Seating1,200

    COMMUNITY LIFE
    Chapels2
    Libraries2
    Dining Halls/Cafeterias2
    Radio & TV Broadcast Facility1
  • Community

    Educational environment that involves RSCJ, teachers, parents, alumni, past parents, and other partners in a community for life.

    CURRENT FAMILIES
    Number of Enrolled Families  834
    Annual Number of Parent Volunteers  500+
    Annual Fund Participation  100%

    ALUMNI & PAST PARENTS
    Number of Alumni   4500+
    Alumni Board Members  18
    Annual Alumni & Past Parent Events  10+
    Average Number of Collegiate Internships Offered Annually  10+
    Number of Past Parents  2,800+
    Past Parent Class Reps  30

    NETWORK OF SACRED HEART SCHOOLS
    Number of Schools Worldwide  200+
    Schools in U.S. - Canada Province  24
    Total Number of Countries  40+
    Network Exchange Participants  11
    Exchange Student Visitors  90+

    RELIGIOUS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (RSCJ)
    RSCJ Worldwide  2,500+
    RSCJ in North America  320+
    RSCJ at Oakwood Retirement Center @ SHS  52
  • Fine Arts

    Curriculum provides rich opportunity to grow artistically and advance technically in a variety of disciplines.

    • General Music
    • Jazz Ensemble
    • Ceramics
    • Photography
    • Digital Art & Design
    • Chorus
    • Narrative Film
    • Concert Band
    • Studio Art
    • Strings Ensemble
    • A Capella
    • Drama
    • Actors Showcase
    • Dance (multiple styles)
    • Pulse Dance Team
    • Sacred Heart Symphony
  • Athletics

    Comprehensive and competitive athletic program that is unique to an academic, independent school.

    SACRED HEART PREPARATORY
    SHP Sport Programs  23
    Total Teams  44
    Considered "No Cut" Programs  33%
    Students Participating Annually  75%
    Participants in Multiple Sports  50%
    Varsity League Championships  10
    Central Coast Section Finalists  2
    Central Coast Section Champs2
    Central Coast Open Division Participant5
    NorCal Championship Participant2
    NorCal Championship5

    LOWER & MIDDLE SCHOOLS
    LMS Sport Programs  19
    Total Teams  71
    Considered "No Cut" Programs  100%
    Students Participating Annually  90%
  • Technology

    Use of leading-edge technology as an important tool to enrich and complement the learning process.

    • Wireless Network Coverage..........................................100%
    • Technology Support Centers...............................................2
    • Computer Labs..................................................................3
    • Chromebooks................................................................550
    • Technology Support Staff.................................................10
  • Clubs & Organizations

    More than 50 student- and faculty-led clubs at the high school encompassing a variety of interests and disciplines, including student government, media, technology, fine arts, social justice, sports, and special interests.

    Faculty and Student led Clubs 80+
    • 4th Grade Class Rep
    • 5th Grade Class Rep
    • Sports Fans
    • Gator Gazette Newspaper
    • Robotics
    • Harvard Model Congress
    • Campus Ministry
    • Literary Magazine
    • Heartbeat Newspaper
    • SHP Spirit Council
    • A Capella
    • Yearbook
    • IRIS
    • Improvisation (Kitsch)
    • KSHS Radio Station
    • UnOrchestra
    • Anime / Manga
    • K-Pop / Drama
    • Sustainable Agriculture
    • Girl Tech
    • Sacred Heart Society
    • PUMA
    • Women's Group
    • Men's Group
    • SHP TV
    • The Quad

GOALS & CRITERIA

SHS is dedicated to educating students for meaningful lives through:
  • A personal and active faith in God 
  • A deep respect for intellectual values 
  • A social awareness which impels to action 
  • The building of community as a Christian value 
  • Personal growth in atmosphere of wise freedom
Read more about our Goals & Criteria and our Educational Philosophy

MASCOT: THE GATOR

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Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12