Our School has 367 students in Pre-K through Grade 8. There are two Kindergarten – 8th grade homerooms. We also have a Pre-School Program for children ages three and four. The principal is Mr. William DiBacco.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy: Curriculum
At Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy, teachers are committed to the task of helping all students reach their God-given potential. What your child learns is based upon three integrated programs: religious education, academic instruction and co-curricular activities.
The cornerstone of Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy is its faith in Jesus Christ and His Church. Our relationship with God, to each other and the application of Christian values to our daily lives are topics that are emphasized in all classes and grades.
Our religious education program is intended to help students understand and live out the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic faith. We accomplish this by providing the following for our children:
Daily prayer in the classrooms
Daily religion classes
Weekly school Masses
Priest involvement in religious curriculum
Students of all faiths who appreciate and share the value of a Catholic education are welcome at our school.
Academic instruction at Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy follows the curriculum of the Diocese of Cleveland, and is fully aligned with the Ohio Academic Standards. Our students are prepared for the most demanding requirements of area high schools.
READING AND WRITING are based on a strong foundation in phonics and grammar, and are supported by an emphasis on excellent literature and writing across the curriculum.
MATHEMATICS instruction features sequential, rapid-paced skill development in all grades along with a unique program of cyclical reinforcement of skills. Algebra is taught in grades seven and eight.
SCIENCE is taught as a process of inquiry. A fully equipped science lab supports hands-on work in science at all grade levels. Science is a departmental subject in grades four through eight.
TECHNOLOGY is integrated in all classes and is supported by a full-time teacher. Resources include a networked computer lab, and Smart Board technology at all grade levels.
SOCIAL STUDIES is taught at all grade levels, and is a departmental subject in grades four through eight. Lessons are extended through team projects, research projects, and field trips.
SPANISH LANGUAGE is taught in grades six through eight.
ART classes and a student art club are provided in a fully equipped art studio.
MUSIC instruction includes band, choir, and chime choir, with many opportunities for concert performances.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION is provided to all grades in a large, modern gym facility.
REMEDIAL AND DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES are provided by auxiliary service specialists.
ASSESSMENTS include the Cognitive Abilities Test in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7, and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in grades 1 through 7.
Co-curricular programs let your child pursue interests in service, athletics, and the arts. These programs include:
• Drama Club
• Student Council
• Student Newspaper
• Art Club
• After School Spanish Club
• Chime Choir
• Ski Club
• G.E.M.S. (Girls Educated and Motivated to Succeed)
• CYO Athletics: Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, Baseball and Softball
Early Childhood & Preschool
Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy Preschool offers an excellent preparation for a child’s elementary school experience. Programs for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and children ready for the challenge of a pre-kindergarten are offered.
The mission and goals of our preschool are consistent with those of Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy, including a commitment to faith formation. Our pre-kindergarten curriculum has been approved by the Diocese of Cleveland and is aligned with state standards and guidelines.
Our preschool children develop important social skills as they engage in developmentally appropriate lessons in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Our teachers help to build children’s self-confidence within a safe and nurturing setting. They are a source of support for our parents as well as for our children.
A Learning Community
Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy leadership, faculty, and staff work as a team to provide “an education in the heart of a family.” Teachers know their subjects, their students, and their students’ families. This knowledge allows the development of a challenging and caring environment for learning. Many faculty members are alumni, parishioners, or parents of children who have attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy.
Your child will find at Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy a strong learning community. The combination of excellent teaching and consistent caring for one another allows children to enjoy remarkable growth and achievement. We are proud of our students’ formation in the Catholic faith, their success in academics, and their confidence in their ability to meet life’s challenges and make the most of life’s possibilities.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy: Mission
The mission of Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy is to achieve the goals as set forth in the teaching mission of Jesus Christ and to provide a sound, quality Christian education in a genuine caring environment where a child can grow to his or her God-given potential.
It is within our mission to work in partnership with parents in the formation of children, so that the students may draw from the life of Jesus to become contributing members of their families, the community and the Catholic Church.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy is recognized nationally for its high academic achievement and emphasis on the teaching of the Roman Catholic faith.
Our school has graduated generations of students who have distinguished themselves in the local private and public high schools, colleges and business. That many graduates return to the parish to send their own children to Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy is proof of the school’s ongoing success in providing and education that is truly “in the heart of the family.”
Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy has extended to families like yours the opportunities that your children deserve—opportunities that grow in an environment that fosters spiritual, academic and social development.
At Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy, teachers, parents, students and the parish work together so that students grow to know themselves as worthy and unique “children of God,” alive with intelligence, skills and possibilities.
Our Parish School at a Glance
Grades: Pre-K through Grade 8
Graduates: Over 5,000
Accredited By: The Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association (OCSAA)
Additional Programs: Extended Care program, full-service hot lunch program, Edline (online communication between school and parents)
Labs: Networked computer lab and dedicated science lab
Facilities: Located in South Euclid, houses a church, rectory, 23- classroom school, early childhood rooms, parish family center (PFC), playing fields, and ample room for playground
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy experience is one for the entire family as that is the strength of our community. The involvement of parents is critical to the collaborative environment so highly regarded at our school. At any given time you will find parents helping in a classroom, coaching a team, or organizing a school event.
We believe it is essential to the success of the education process that parents contribute their time and expertise as advisors to the various boards and as organizers of the many school events and fundraisers. This dynamic collaboration creates the Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy Family which sets our school apart.
Students will be considered for admission to Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy on the basis of academic ability, conduct, and moral character, according to the following priorities:
1. Students whose families are currently registered at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish with siblings at Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy.
2. Students whose families are currently registered at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.
3. Students whose families are currently registered at approved tuition subsidy parishes.
4. All other students.
4478 Rushton Rd.
South Euclid, OH 44121
Principal: William DiBacco
Date of Open House: 1/25/2015