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Our Goals


Rayan Rizvi (Class of 2019)
“As a Muslim student entering Sacred Heart, I came to value the Catholic identity of the school more than anything else.”
    • Sacred Heart Schools student receives her first communion


Sacred Heart’s Catholic identity shapes who we are: an inclusive community that calls on its members to seek knowledge, compassion, justice and forgiveness; to help others and to lead with love.

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  • Goal I Criteria

    1. The school identifies itself to the wider community as a Catholic-independent-Sacred Heart School and embodies the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
    2. The school forms its student and adult members in attitudes of the heart of Jesus, such as gratitude, generosity, compassion, and forgiveness.
    3. The school community reflects an ethos of joy, hope and celebration and its programs assert that there is meaning and value in life.
    4. The school community welcomes and respects persons of all faiths and educates to an understanding of the religions and spiritual traditions of the world.
    5. School leadership prioritizes space and time for silence and contemplation for its members to deepen their interior life.
    6. Members of the school community, open to the transforming power of the Spirit of God, engage in personal and communal prayer, discernment and reflection which inform their actions.
    7.  The school community, rooted in the love of Jesus Christ, nurtures the spiritual lives of its members through the exploration of one’s relationship to God, to self, to others and to creation.
“We are most authentically Catholic when every student, regardless of their religious affinity or background, feels as welcome and comfortable as a Catholic student”

– Dr. James Everitt, Director of Mission initiatives & Strategic Planning


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