Sacred Heart High School (Yonkers, New York)

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Sacred Heart High School
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34 Convent Avenue

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United States
Coordinates40°56′57.6″N 73°53′8.1″W / 40.949333°N 73.885583°W / 40.949333; -73.885583Coordinates: 40°56′57.6″N 73°53′8.1″W / 40.949333°N 73.885583°W / 40.949333; -73.885583
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"We Are Sacred Heart"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
CEEB code336070
PresidentRev. Robert Abbatiello OFM, Cap.
PrincipalFrances Acosta
Dean of DisciplineJoan Dronzek
Enrollment310 (2017)
Average class size23
Color(s)Green & Gold         
Slogan"Catholic Education in an Atmosphere of Community."
Team nameIrish
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Tuition$8,500 (2017–2018)
Director of FinanceMaura Friend
Director of DevelopmentClaire Sullivan
Director of AthleticsTracy Smith
Campus MinisterFrances Acosta

Sacred Heart High School is a co-educational private, Roman Catholic high school in Yonkers, New York. It is in the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is the only Catholic high school in Yonkers.[2] It was founded in 1923 and named after the most holy Sacred Heart of Jesus. At the time of its founding, the Sacred Heart community was predominantly composed of Irish-American immigrants, which has had a large influence on the school's image and mascot. Sacred Heart is known as "The Fighting Irish".


Sacred Heart has a liberal arts curriculum, in accordance with a course of study prescribed by the University of the State of New York, which focuses on English, history, mathematics, the sciences, modern languages, and religion. Students are given the option to take Regents level, Honors or Advanced Placement classes depending on their individual performance.

All students are required to take four years of English, four years of Religion, three years of any language, four years of history, three years of mathematics, and three years of science. Senior students have the choice of taking elective courses in various academic subjects, and with prior approval, undergraduate courses in conjunction with Westchester Community College through their Advanced College Experience Program.


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  2. ^ SHHS. "History Of Sacred Heart High School". Sacred Heart High School website. Retrieved 2007-11-30.

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