A Foundation for Future Success

Children need to play, create and socialize with friends. At Sacred Heart Preschool, we believe learning should be fun! Students learn respect of self and others while becoming self-confident and independent. We help students grow from Learners to Leaders. Our “graduates” consistently test into kindergarten with top reviews, a testament to our nearly 50 year history of quality programs, outstanding faculty and Catholic values-based education.

Beginning with our Toddler Education Program (ages 1-2), Sacred Heart Preschool’s child-centered learning environment promotes the growth of students socially, emotionally, academically, spiritually and physically. Distinctive to SHP is the opportunity for your family to choose between two equally impressive models of early childhood education, Montessori and Progressive, when your child reaches preschool (ages 3-5).

SHP’s Progressive and Montessori programs recognize that every child has different learning styles and progresses at a different pace. Our learning experiences pull from a variety of Early Childhood theorists and their philosophies that support a child’s development. Maria Montessori emphasized respect for the child and environment through self-directed learning that utilizes all of the senses. Jean Piaget believed that children learn by doing and Erikson understood that the environment encourages both autonomy and self-control. Vygotsky connected the importance of a child’s social interaction to his cognitive development. Using these and many other approaches, SHP customizes an educational experience to meet each student’s individual needs.

Sacred Heart Preschool is located on the 48-acre Ursuline Campus, founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1877. SHP is one of four schools that make up Sacred Heart Schools. The presence of Sacred Heart Model School (K-8), Sacred Heart Academy (girls high school) and Sacred Heart School for the Arts (all ages) allow for unique and memorable shared activities throughout the school year.

Our Toddler Education Program is housed in Angela Hall. One- and two-year-old students play, explore and learn in a setting planned with their developmental needs in mind. The Preschool Education building, Salesia Hall, is designed for young children ages 3-5, and enhances both Montessori and Progressive teaching and learning philosophies.

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