Sacred Heart Academy & Notre Dame High School - United In Mission For 75 Years
Sacred Heart Academy and Notre Dame High School are two distinct schools with one common Mission - to nurture the minds and hearts of our students by providing them with a dynamic education while instilling integrity, responsibility and compassion in their hearts.
In 1945, with the blessing of the Diocese of Hartford, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Brothers of Holy Cross began planning the opening of Sacred Heart Academy on Green Street in New Haven and Notre Dame High School on Campbell Avenue in West Haven.
In 1946, Brother John Baptist Titzer, CSC, and Sister Antonine Signorelli, ASCJ, welcomed 117 young men and 17 young women to their respective schools. We owe a debt of gratitude to Brother John Baptist and Sister Antonine for establishing the vision for our schools - Educating Minds and Hearts of young men and women, Always Striving Ever Higher.
Deeply rooted in this history, today Sacred Heart Academy and Notre Dame High School take an innovative, student-centric approach to academics with intentional consideration to each gender’s learning styles. Each student is embraced as an individual and encouraged to discover their God-given gifts and reach their full potential. Students benefit from a single-gender learning environment while enjoying coed opportunities such as sporting events, clubs, mission trips and other extracurricular activities.
With this strong foundation, Sacred Heart Academy and Notre Dame High School students approach the world confidently and compassionately, with the values of a lifelong sisterhood and brotherhood.