Sacred Heart High School (Connecticut)

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Sacred Heart High School
Sacred Heart High School
142 South Elm Street
Waterbury, Connecticut, (New Haven County) 06706
United States
Coordinates 41°33′6″N 73°2′16″W / 41.55167°N 73.03778°W / 41.55167; -73.03778Coordinates: 41°33′6″N 73°2′16″W / 41.55167°N 73.03778°W / 41.55167; -73.03778
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Learning, Spirit, Service
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1922
School board Reverend John Bevins '50, Mr. Giuseppe D’Amelio '82, Mr. Francis Busch, Attorney Marianne Barbino Dubuque, Mr. Joseph Commendatore '70, Mr. Michael, Maunsell CPA '60, Monsignor James G. Coleman '54, Mr. Dave Petitti '78, Mr. Giuseppe Pisani '84, Ms. Lysa Margiotta '97, State Representative Selim Noujaim, Mr. William O’Donnell '73
School district Archdiocese of Hartford
Superintendent Dr. Dale R. Hoyt
President Eileen Reagan
Principal Anthony Azzara
Teaching staff 30 Full/Part-time teachers
Grades 912
Enrollment 350 (September 2012)
Average class size 21
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Athletics conference Naugatuck Valley League
Sports Boys: Football, Soccer, Cross-Country, Basketball, Swimming, Baseball, Tennis, Cheerleading, Indoor Track, Golf, Track & Field; Girls: Soccer, Swimming, Cross-Country, Basketball, Softball, Cheerleading, Golf, Indoor Track, Dance, Tennis, Track & Field, Cooperative Gymnastics
Mascot Hearts
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
School fees $500
Tuition $7750
Director of Development Karen Ciarleglio
Athletic Director John Carroll
Admissions Director Erin Laferriere

Sacred Heart High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school located in the downtown district in the city of Waterbury, Connecticut. It is in the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.


Sacred Heart was established in 1922 as an all-girls school. The school became coeducational in 1938. Since 1975, the school has been located in the old Waterbury Catholic High School building in downtown Waterbury.[2]

Mission Statement[edit]

The mission of Sacred Heart High School is to educate students of diverse backgrounds in a strong Catholic tradition in order to empower these students to be moral and productive members of society.

Sacred Heart High School:

  • Integrates the teachings of Jesus Christ into every facet of school life.
  • Provides an excellent education for students of all ability levels.
  • Fosters higher order thinking skills and intellectual curiosity to enable students to become lifelong learners.
  • Motivates students to fulfill their God-given potential spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially.
  • Challenges students to embrace their call to service within the larger community.
  • Creates a safe and supportive environment to facilitate the learning process.
  • Promotes a strong partnership with parents to enhance the student learning experience.

The administration, the faculty, and the staff of Sacred Heart High School are dedicated to enabling all of our students to experience the fullness of life that results from the development of individual talents.


  • Religion
  • Christianity
  • Scriptures
  • Moral Decisions
  • Social Justice
  • World Religions
  • Advanced Placement
  • Calculus (4th year)
  • English 3 (3rd year)
  • English 4 (4th year)
  • U.S. History (3rd year)
  • World History (2nd year)
  • College Level
  • Political Science (UConn)
  • Marketing (Post)
  • Management (Post)
  • Science
  • Intro to Allied Health (1/2 credit)
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Discussion of the Healthcare Environment
  • Allied Health (3 credits)
  • Applications submitted end junior year (see below)
  • Forensics (1/2 credit)
  • Nutrition (1/2 credit)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (1 credit)
  • Human Body (1/2 credit)
  • Physics (1 credit)
  • Art – Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photoshop
  • Word Processing
  • TV Production
  • Practical Economics (School Store)
  • Psychology



  • Fall: Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming/Diving, Co-Ed Cross Country, Cheer, Football
  • Winter: Gymnastics, Co-Ed Cheer, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming/Diving
  • Spring: Baseball, Softball, Golf, Track & Field, Boys & Girls Tennis



  • 1949 Boys Basketball Class M State Champions
  • 1967 Boys Basketball Class L State Champions
  • 1984 Boys Basketball Class M State Champions
  • 1990 Football Class S State Champions
  • 1997 Boys Basketball Class M State Champions
  • 1997 Boys Baseball Class S State Champions (the only state baseball title for the city of Waterbury)
  • 2009 Boys Basketball Class M State Champions
  • 2009, 2011, 2012 Boys Swimming Class S State Champions
  • 2012 Boys NVL Swimming Champions
  • 2011, 2012 NVL Cheer Champions (Co-Ed Division), as well as 4 first place titles in local competitions
  • 2011 Boys Soccer NVL Coaches Sportsmanship Award
  • 2014 Boys Basketball Class S State Champions
  • 2015 Boys Basketball Class S State Champions
  • 2016 Boys Basketball Class M State Champions

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ SHHS. "History of the Heart". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Dave Wallace". Retrieved October 27, 2012. 

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