Academic Excellence In a Tradition of Service
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is a faith filled community that is committed to the complete development of its students’ spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs. Our goal is to teach as Jesus did so that, in collaboration with the parents and the parish community, we blend Catholic values with modern society.
Our 8th grade consistently receives high school acceptances from all the Catholic High Schools and from many of the specialized academic and performing arts public high schools, such as Frank Sinatra, Townsend Harris, Bronx High School of Science, just to name a few. Many students earn scholarships to the Catholic schools worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. As of this writing the Class of 2017 has earned over $900, 000.00. We have two of our eighth grade young men who have earned a seat at Regis High School. One of our students earned a seat at BOTH Convent of the Sacred Heart and Marymount. Four of our students earned placement at Townsend Harris HS, one to Bronx Science, two to Laguardia HS and one to the City College HS of Engineering and Science. Our student achieve great things!
Our students participate successfully in contests throughout the school year. Sacred Heart Catholic Academy participates in the History Day competition This year we have seven teams entering History Day. The theme this year is “Taking a Stand in History”. This year, Audra Jacino ,from our third grade, was recognized by Assemblyman Braunstein for her Halloween art work. One of our eighth grade girls, Mia Ortiz is currently working on a dance performance based on the musical Hamilton.
We are very proud of all of our students, each one works hard each and every day!
Students in Sacred Heart Catholic Academy participate in many service activities to help people in need:
We run school-wide food drives,
Raise funds to donate to St. Francis Breadline with our annual Halloween cupcake sale
We donate “extra” candy to our service men and women serving abroad
We collect children’s coats for distribution throughout the city
Adopt a family at Christmas
Our Girl Scout Troops entertain the residents of Oznam Hall
We send cards to the lonely in hospitals and nursing homes
We support Make-a-Wish
Our Student Council runs service projects that provide items for Little Sisters of the Poor, as well as money for Autism Speaks
As a school we participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Fort Totten
Following in the traditions of our founding sisters, the Sisters of Mercy, at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy service is a way of life. We teach our children, from the start that we are called to be the hands and feet of God, that we have to do the work of God here on earth. Our children are taught to recognize the needs that exists in our global community and to find a small way to satisfy those needs. In this way we live our Mission Statement; to teach as Jesus did.
Through this service we proclaim and live our Catholic Identity.