Sacred Hearts School & Catholic Identity

The distinguishing characteristic of a parochial school is its CATHOLIC IDENTITY. Parents choose Sacred Hearts School for three main reasons:
  • Catholic Identity/Faith Formation
  • Academic Excellence
  • Sense of Community

Daily Focus on Faith

Integral to her mission, Sacred Hearts School demonstrates faith in action throughout the school day.
  • The school day begins and ends with student led prayer.
  • The Faculty gathers weekly for a morning prayer service.
  • The Faculty serve as positive role models who exemplify faith in action.
  • Religion Classes meet daily. The program topics vary each year and include Sacraments, Commandments, Church, The Creed, Morality, The Person of Jesus, Prayer and Mass.

Faith Through The Year

In addition to our continuous daily programs, Sacred Hearts School has a host of seasonal traditions and events which fulfill our Catholic Identity throughout the school year. These include:
  • The student community attends First Friday Liturgy; each month is hosted by a different grade.
  • Clergy presence in the school is manifested by regular visits, classes taught, vocation talks, monthly liturgy, reconciliation, and availability for questions, or counsel.
  • The Annual Christmas Show and Christmas Pageant is a treasured tradition.
  • Lent is highlighted by the SHS Breakfast Club. Students and Faculty opt to attend 7AM Mass followed by a light breakfast.
  • Service/Outreach Projects are regularly/seasonally embraced by the students and staff alike.


Ongoing Service

  • Students in Grades 4-8 volunteer as Altar Servers in the Parish.
  • Student in Grades 6-8 serve as Student Lectors at weekend Parish Masses.
  • Students from several grades participate in the Parish Children’s Choir.
  • Students in Grades 5-8 serve as Cantors at school and parish liturgies.
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Past & Current Projects

  • Food Drives to benefit the Sacred Hearts Parish Food Pantry
  • The Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Project
  • The Sponsor-A-Family Christmas Project
  • Winter Coat Drive to benefit Ruth’s House
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Sacred Hearts School          31 South Chestnut Street          Bradford, MA 01835          Tel: 978-372-5451