After years of blessings and careful stewardship, the time has come for us to reach ever higher and expand our physical space - our school building. To that end, we undertook a clear-eyed assessment, gathering information from experts, and found there are enhancements we must make to prepare our students and our community for the challenges of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the 21st century.
Sacred Heart Academy is a true community, a home away from home. Phase I of Ever Higher is all about enhancing this sense of community by building a new wing that will be an educational, social, and cultural hub.
This new wing is so much more than bricks and mortar. From the striking new entrance with top-notch security, it will serve as the true heart of our school. The new wing, or student center as we refer to it as, will feature new offices for the president, principal, admissions and alumnae, including an alumnae board room which will house precious reminders of our heritage. In addition, a much needed student commons where students can gather and where the kismet of students bumping into each other will encourage spontaneous collaboration and generate ideas, projects and activities. This new school center will truly be the hub of the school.
The benefits of this new wing will be greater than its individual parts. The school center will improve security with a single, properly monitored entry point. It will support admissions, providing a welcoming experience for prospective families. And, as the school’s heart, it will enrich our culture and sense of community by improving accessibility for those who are disabled.