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Our Goals


“To hold to routine for fear of innovation is weakness of mind. The impossible binds no one.”
-Rev. Mother Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ
    • Sacred Heart Schools students in the art classroom


Intellect is not a monolith. At SHS, we know there is no one-size-fits-all metric of academic success. That’s why we take a holistic approach to each student: educating the mind, body and spirit.

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  • Goal II Criteria

    1. Sacred Heart educators and students engage in challenging experiences that inspire intellectual curiosity, a global mindset and a life-long love of learning.
    2.  Sacred Heart educators develop and implement a dynamic curriculum, effective instructional methodology, current educational research and ongoing evaluation.
    3. Sacred Heart educators and students utilize a variety of teaching and learning strategies to support their growth and development.
    4. The school curricular and co-curricular programs integrate innovation and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, the exploration of emerging technologies and critical evaluation of information.  
    5. The school utilizes space and the physical environment in alignment with best pedagogical practices.
    6. The school program develops aesthetic values and the creative use of the imagination.
    7. Sacred Heart educators assume responsibility for their professional growth supported by resources and a culture that promotes life-long learning.
Mike Judge, Science Teacher

“We don’t have a one dimensional sense of what intellectual journey means. We have a very expansive sense of what that means. Whatever young people come to us wanting to pursue, we are happy to walk with them on that path. And as we walk that path, our job is to show them that the path may be a lot wider than they originally thought.”


Tuition & Affordability

We are committed to providing a maximum of academically qualified students with access, regardless of financial circumstances.
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Meet the Admission Team

We look forward to getting to know you and your family as you explore all that our community has to offer.
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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