Award Year: 2013

Sacred Heart Academy

110 Keating Drive
Winchester, VA, 22601-2899

(540) 662-7177

Rebecca McTavish, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Arlington

School Website

Mission

Forming ethical and responsible citizens who are faith-filled, optimistic, and prepared to succeed in our ever-changing world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 10%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

Sacred Heart Academy, nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains in Winchester, Virginia, welcomes and celebrates the richness of diversity as the area grows in job opportunities and population. The Academy, founded in 1957 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Mary and Jesus but now staffed by a lay faculty, remains rooted in the Catholic tradition. With high standards in academics, the arts, and sports, it offers a rich environment in which each child can excel and explore his or her unique potential. Faculty, staff, parents and volunteers alike collaborate to create a safe, dynamic learning environment. Our investments in state-of-the-art tools (science and computer labs, media and arts centers, iPads and digital devices), and our ongoing teacher training help us ensure an excellent educational milieu. Extra-curricular opportunities such as robotics, chess, band, violin lessons and sports supplement school academics, and the joy of charitable giving is nurtured through outreach activities within our House Virtues program. A supportive parish family helps to keep tuition affordable, and an active Parent Teacher Organization holds two major fund raisers each year to provide updated books, materials and technology needs. A parent volunteer component insures that parents are involved in a variety of school activities. A true sense of family is the backbone of the Sacred Heart Academy experience where commitment to the next generation today, assures a brighter tomorrow for all of us.