Award Year: 2018

Sacred Heart Model School

3107 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY, 40206-3061

(502) 896-3931

Dr. Michael L Bratcher, Principal at time of Nomination

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Sacred Heart Schools, a community of Catholic schools, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters dedicated to educating the whole person in academics, arts, athletics, and spirituality.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
SHMS students lead with technology

SHMS students lead with technology

Sacred Heart Model School (SHMS) is successful because we live out our mission. We are a Catholic Community rooted in the Ursuline tradition, inspiring diverse learners to become globally minded, compassionate leaders. As such, SHMS offers a variety of programs and supports to help students succeed in all aspects of their lives. This mission is reinforced by the International Baccalaureate program, which offers a framework for a rigorous academic preparation that develops lifelong learners who are equipped with the tools necessary to navigate an increasingly globally connected world. The program strives to develop learners with ten key characteristics that address the whole person: inquirers, knowledgeable, caring, balanced, principled, communicators, risk-takers, open-minded, thinkers, and reflective.

SHMS offers a variety of courses outside of the core subjects to give student a well-rounded education. Beginning in kindergarten students are a part of an integration program with Sacred Heart School for the Arts. They are exposed to both visual and performing arts, including drama, choir, band, handbells, violin, and recorder. The students can continue their exposure to the arts after school at SHSA and through the plays that they attend with their grade levels at SHSA and at local theatres. SHMS is dedicated to the overall mission and vision of the greater Roman Catholic Church. This foundation permeates all activities in the school, from daily prayer, to Catholic perspectives on current events, to stewardship activities. Teachers in all disciplines strive to model, teach and apply the Ursuline Core Values to all that they do.