Students at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy grow and learn in a spiritual adn intellectual atmosphere. The goal of education is the development of a student’s spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs. To further enhance this educational component, we infuse a culture of service within our curriculum on each grade-level.
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy follows the New York State Learning Standards and the Diocese of Brooklyn standards for Religion. In addition to academic subjects such as Social Studies, Mathematics, English Language Arts, handwriting (cursive writing), phonics, STEAM, and Religion, we offer Special subjects such as Art, Physical Education, Music, Technology and Foreign Language.
Art: Art is offered to every student in grades K through eighth once a week. We have a fully equipped art room where this instruction takes place. Projects enhance the creative nature of our students and are developed around a theme. Every year our academy opens our doors to display some of this fabulous work in our annual Art Show.
Music: Each student in our academy has the opportunity for music instruction once a week in our music room. Our music teacher is Mrs. Jessica Corchia who is a professional musician, brings her passion for music to our students. The lessons vary based upon the grade-level and include everything from simple instruments, to music theory. Students also perform at Christmas and Spring Concerts. We offer an independent band program from Paul Elfman Music, with violin added for children in grades 2 – 8. Our students participate in two concerts per year, one at Christmas and one in the spring. Our upper school students have had the opportunity to be invited to play in the Diocesan Honor Band.
Physical Education: Our mission is to educate the body as well as the mind, We offer every student in grades Nursery through eighth grade physical education up to twice a week. Under the guidance of our physical education teacher we get our children up and moving, they learn the importance of teamwork. The goal of physical education is to allow all students to develop the knowledge and skills to manage regular, lifelong physical activity to help ensure a healthy and productive life. Sacred Heart Catholic Academy Physical Education offers an age appropriate curriculum that bolsters an understanding of a variety of activities that emphasize knowledge, competence, fitness, cooperation and skill development. Physical education involves the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of your child.
Technology: Instructional technology is consistent in our school. We use the iReady diagnostic and instructional program for Reading and Math. Students are benchmarked 3 times a year and we establish a leveled Computer Based instructional program for them based on the results. Our Middle School students are in a 1:1 Google Chromebook enabled classroom. Teachers use this kind of instruction to communicate grades with parents and to engage students on a higher level. Creative uses of technology are available through the use of platforms such as Google Apps.
Foreign Language- Spanish: When our graduates enter high school they are able to test out of level one Spanish because of the level of instruction they receive at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. Every student in our 7 & 8 grades receive foreign language instruction five (5) days per week. Our students in 4th to 6th grade receive instruction one day per week.
Guidance: To fully meet the social-emotional needs of our students we have a part time certified guidance counselor on staff. She meets with our students on a one-to-one or a small group basis to empower our students to be the best that they can be. We also offer guidance in the high school application process. Families meet privately with Mr. Stokes to create the best opportunities for their graduating Eighth Grader.
STEAM: Education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math are blended into our curriculum in both the lower and the middle schools. WE use the LabLearner program to facilitate our program.