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    • GR 4 Invention Convention where students show teachers their projects

Lower School

“Let us respect childhood; let us honor the soul of that small creature of God who can already make choices of the best if we take the time to awaken her reason and judgment."
    • Sacred Heart Schools students in the art classroom


Lower School is a time of transition and tremendous growth. It also presents the unique opportunity for children to further develop their independence and personal responsibility. SHS fosters a rich atmosphere in which this phase of learning and self-discovery is cultivated and celebrated. Kindergarten - Grade 5 students engage in dynamic curricular and co-curricular work which nurtures the whole child: intellect, spirit, and body.


We view our students as the presence of God; each with inherent dignity and divine purpose. It is our job to nurture their individual spirits, guide them in their academic pursuits and prepare them to participate in a more just world.

Lower School By the Numbers

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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