Nurturing her brave heart, hopeful spirit and growing mind.
Our middle school program is designed specifically for adolescent girls based on the Five Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Education. The program allows students to take an active role in their spirituality, develop a deep respect for learning, build community, act for justice and grow as leaders. The middle school begins in 5th grade through 8th grade.
We must remember that each one of the children is destined for a mission in life. Neither we nor they can know now, what it is, but we must know and make them believe that each one has a mission in life and that she or he is bound to find out what it is, that there is some special work for God which will remain undone unless they do it.” - Mother Janet Erskine Stuart
Middle School Leadership Highlights
Middle School is a time of transition, growth and self-discovery. At Sacred Heart Academy, girls become more independent and are given opportunities to build confidence to tackle challenges, make informed decisions, and find their voice to advocate for themselves.
Student Liturgy Team gives an opportunity for girls to actively live their faith and serve the Sacred Heart community in preparing our liturgies and prayer services.
Jr. Model UN allows girls to demonstrate their experience in global relations through public speaking and leadership skills.
Student Council students take on leadership roles, promote the voice of their classmates, problem solve and impact the middle school community.
Peer Leadership Team allows rising 6th graders an opportunity to work with rising 5th graders as mentors, helping their transition into middle school. Peer leaders model the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart.
Sacred Heart Academy Middle School is committed to inclusion and participation in all athletics programs. Any girl, regardless of ability or experience, may play on the athletic teams. Girls are encouraged to learn and play in a positive, encouraging, and fun atmosphere.
Community Service Corps and the Sacred Heart Network Summer Service program allow students an opportunity to take part in outreach activities to transform the world.
Wellness and SpeakUp! Programs provide students with a forum to discuss difficult topics that leads to guidance, support and stronger relationships.
Middle School Clubs give girls a start in discovering personal interests and passions through a broad range of subjects including acting and improv, gaming, gardening and wetlands conservation, meditation, STEM and news broadcasting.
Fine Arts Program at Sacred Heart Academy promotes self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure and creativity. Our middle school curriculum includes classes in Piano Lab, Choir, and Fine Arts. The school year provides numerous occasions for girls to share their talents with the community including the school musical, Christmas and Spring concerts, and SHA’s Got Talent Club.
Sacred Heart Network Exchange Program is a unique benefit of a Sacred Heart education. Middle school students have an opportunity to go on an exchange program with another Sacred Heart school in the United States. An experience to live and study in another area of the country allows students to develop independence and deepen cultural awareness.
Signature Field Trips
Sacred Heart Academy middle school girls travel with their classmates on several field trips throughout the school year. Whether discovering ancient Egyptian mummies at the Penn Museum or exploring the important stories of immigrants on Ellis Island in New York City, these trips provide numerous learning opportunities both academically and socially and are an essential component of our curriculum.
Red/White teams help students build a positive sense of community. Through the Committee of Games, teams are awarded points throughout the year including athletics, service and extracurricular activities. These activities support our Sacred Heart mission.
Congé is a French word meaning “holiday.” Congé is a surprise, in-school holiday for the entire SHA community. Fun and games take the place of classes for the day.
Espacio is a sacred time that allows our community to focus their energy inwards and to develop a space for reflection daily.
Goûter is a special treat that is shared during Sacred Heart celebrations.