Setting the Bar

SHS is Setting the Bar  
                                      

At Sacred Heart School, we DREAM BIG. 

In the Sacred Heart School Community, we DREAM BIG! Inspired by belief in God, we teach our scholars to be determined, respectful scholars.  We encourage mastery across disciplines as well as accountability for one’s actions and words.  By educating our scholars academically, spiritually, socially, and physically, we prepare scholars to strive for excellence as life-long learners in a technological world, enriched by the arts.   

Sacred Heart School strives to provide the highest quality academic programs for children in the Greater Boston area, ages three through grade eight.  With the words DREAM BIG in mind, teachers and scholars alike will live the mission and vision of Sacred Heart.  Sacred Heart School as a Catholic, parish elementary school is committed to developing scholars’ moral identity while also equipping them with the skills necessary to meet with success on their academic path.  The Principal, Mrs. Haldiman, notes that school staff works diligently to recognize and develop the innate God given talents of each individual scholar while providing a traditional, values laden, elementary school education. 

The SHS faculty and staff join with parents to assist scholars in developing the skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a technological and global community. These words emphasize the idea that those at Sacred Heart School believe that education is a shared responsibility between parents/guardians, teachers, and scholars. To ensure a scholar's academic success we must all be partners in order to maximize each child’s opportunity to reach that goal.  Throughout the year scholars will be asked to support, uphold and abide by the mission, vision and the core values (DREAM BIG) of Sacred Heart School. 

Rosetta Stone Language Lab “Doctrina vita est clavis successum!”

According to the CIA World Fact Book, only 5.6 % of the world's total population speaks English as a primary language. That number doubles when people who speak English as a second or third language are counted. By conservative estimates, that means that well over four-fifths of the world's population does not speak English. 

Lifelong learning is the key to success at the Sacred Heart School in Roslindale.  Scholars in grades six through eight have the outstanding opportunity to learn Latin.  Scholars in grades three through five will use the Rosetta Stone Program to learn Mandarin Chinese. China is emerging as an economic power and in our scholars’ lifetime it will become the most used language in the world. Scholars in both Latin and Chinese classes, are working on projects to display common English phrases on the walls of their classroom.   

Language lab classes are coordinated by Ms. Mitchell.  Scholars use the Rosetta Stone Program to learn through self-guided lessons.  The Rosetta Stone Program is built on a series of common, easily recognizable images found in everyday situations, which enables each scholar to immediately immerse themselves in the program and progress quickly.  Rosetta Stone builds on scholars’ basic speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills. Rosetta Stone advances scholars to the next level only when they achieve a level of proficiency defined by the teacher.