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Our Goals


“Your example, more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson for the world.”
-St. Madeleine Sophie Barat
Founder Sacred Heart Schools
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At SHS, social awareness and service help students to think critically about the causes of human suffering and actively seek ways to help. As they grow in compassion and consciousness, we hope to instill in them a lifelong pursuit of justice.

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  • Goal III Criteria

    1. Sacred Heart educators prepare students to serve the common good in an interdependent world.
    2. Sacred Heart educators immerse students in diverse global perspectives, developing competencies such as critical consciousness, language facility and cultural literacy.
    3. The school, drawing from Catholic Social Teaching, educates students to analyze and work to eradicate social structures, practices, systems, and values that perpetuate racism and other injustices.
    4. All members of the school community accept accountability for the care of God’s creation, practice effective stewardship of the earth’s resources and work to alleviate the climate crisis.
    5.  School programs promote informed active citizenship and civic responsibility on the local, national and global level.
    6.  The school community engages in direct service, advocacy, outreach and partnerships to work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.
    7. Sacred Heart educators work to develop in the students a life-long commitment to service.
Dr. James Everitt, Director of Mission Initiatives & Strategic Planning
“Now more than ever, the world is searching for young people who have the desire to make things better, the desire to make the world a more humane and caring place…A Sacred Heart education is about making love public in the form of justice.”


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

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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