Award Year: 2018

Sacred Heart School

1095 Gage Street
Winnetka, IL, 60093-1751

(847) 446-0005

Ms. Kristen Fink, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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Sacred Heart is a faith-based community of faculty, parents and staff dedicated to educating the hearts and minds of children from preschool through 8th grade.

Student Demographics
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
Sacred Heart School: Educating Hearts and Minds

Sacred Heart School: Educating Hearts and Minds

Sacred Heart School, a member of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is part of Divine Mercy Parish in Winnetka, Illinois. Since 1902, Sacred Heart has provided generations of students with a solid academic foundation and values deeply rooted in faith, enabling them to become well-respected, accomplished leaders.

Families are drawn to Sacred Heart School because of its mission to educate children's hearts and minds in a faith-filled, Catholic community, teaching 21st Century skills. School-wide service projects, daily religion classes and weekly Mass deepen Roman Catholic beliefs. Prayer Families, comprised of students from all grades and led by 8th graders, build community.

Sacred Heart students thrive under a faculty committed to continuous improvement through ongoing professional development. Teachers collaborate across grade levels and subject areas to provide a rigorous curriculum. The highly specialized Student Services Department supports teachers and learners, differentiating to ensure each child’s needs are met.

Since 2009, Sacred Heart has been an Apple Distinguished School for successful integration of technology. The STEAM lab offers opportunities to explore and innovate with circuitry, coding, robotics, and software engineering, all while collaborating with peers.

Student life extends beyond school hours with after-school care and a teacher-supervised Homework Lab as well as arts, sciences and athletic offerings. A drama group, enrichment classes, and no-cut team sports keep students engaged and filled with school spirit.

Sacred Heart's mission and family-centered philosophy continue to attract new students. Graduates go on to excel in high school, college and beyond--a testament to the values Sacred Heart instilled.