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President's Welcome


Rooted in the spirit and philosophy of our foundress, Saint Angela Merici, Ursuline educational institutions have been on the leading edge of educational theory and practice for more than 475 years. In striking similarity to the International Baccalaureate (IB) approach, St. Angela’s writings dating back to the early 1500’s reveal a philosophy of education that continues to be a model for those who see the educative process in the broadest sense – as a formation of the total person to full potential in an environment of integrity, of humanity, and of Christian conviction.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) campus, Sacred Heart Schools are continuing the Ursuline legacy by providing innovative, 21st century learning that is forward-thinking, future-looking and globally-focused. Our IB classrooms are student-centered and promote collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. At Sacred Heart Schools, we are making connections, exploring relationships between academic disciplines and connecting learning to the world outside our walls. This IB approach moves beyond awareness and memorization to engagement and action. Quite simply, our students are changing the world.

As a Catholic community rooted in the Ursuline tradition, Sacred Heart Schools inspire diverse learners to become globally-minded, compassionate leaders. We are proud of our Sacred Heart community and all it does to support and empower each student.  I invite and encourage you to visit our beautiful 48-acre campus and see our world-class learning environments in action.


Dr. Cynthia R. Crabtree
President, Sacred Heart Schools