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    • The Middle School Instrumental Band performs at the Sacred Heart Schools
Our Goals


“Character is the work of a lifetime. It is achieved with the grace of God and constant effort.”
-St. Madeleine Sophie Barat
    • LMS students at Sacred Heart Schools Atherton in uutdoor education


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 V Criteria

    1. Student and adult members of the school community grow in courage and confidence as they discover new abilities, cultivate strengths, learn from mistakes, develop empathy and exercise resilience in meeting challenges.
    2. All members of the school community take personal responsibility for health and balance in their lives supported by a school culture that promotes spiritual, intellectual, physical and social-emotional well-being.
    3. Members of the school community model and teach respectful dialogue in support of clear, direct and open communication.
    4. All members of the school community endeavor to practice informed, ethical decision-making and accountability.
    5. Student and adult members of the school community model, practice, and teach safe, ethical and responsible use of technology.
    6. Sacred Heart educators cultivate in the students life skills, such as initiative, creativity and agility.
    7. Sacred Heart Schools recognize and educate to motivational, inspirational and transformational leadership.
Lauren Benjamin, Assistant Principal of Mission & Culture 2023
“It’s not just about getting into a good college or having a great academic transcript. It’s about understanding the value of relationships and self-expression. It’s about understanding the value of social justice and being an upstander. It’s also about being an innovator, a creative thinker — someone who’s unafraid to take risks and make mistakes. Sacred Heart is a school that honors and celebrates all of those things.”


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