Sacred Heart School of Halifax

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Sacred Heart School of Halifax
Logo SacredHeart.gif
Verax tum audax (Latin)
Dare to be true
Address
5800 & 5820 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X8
Canada
Information
Type Independent, Day School
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Society of the Sacred Heart)
Founded 1849
Headmistress Sr Anne Wachter, RSCJ
Grades Jr. Primary–12
Gender Coeducational
Enrolment 470 (2013-14)
Athletics conference Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation
Accreditation Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
Website

The Sacred Heart School of Halifax is a coeducational independent Catholic day school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is one of a number of international schools of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart has a combined campus in central Halifax:

  • Co-ed elementary school (Jr. Primary to Grade 6, Stephen Tugwell, Principal) located at 5820 Spring Garden Rd.
  • The girls' high school (Grades 7-12, Pauline Scott, Principal) located at 5820 Spring Garden Rd.
  • The boys' high school (Grade 7-12, Robert Marchand, Principal) is located at 5800 Spring Garden Rd., attached to the original building

The separate high schools provide single-sex education.

Founded in 1849, Sacred Heart is the oldest continuously operating school in Halifax and is the only Catholic school in Nova Scotia.[1]

History[edit]

Sacred Heart Convent was founded in 1849 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. It was originally one of two convent schools in the city and educated the daughters of the elite for many years.[2]

Administration[edit]

  • Sr. Anne Wachter RSCJ (Headmistress)
  • Pauline Scott (Sacred Heart High School Principal)
  • Robert Marchand (Fountain Academy of the Sacred Heart Principal)
  • Stephen Tugwell (Sacred Heart Elementary School Principal)
  • Shauna Wall (Girls' High School Dean of Students)
  • Peter Moores (Boys' High School Dean of Students)
  • Mark James (current president of the Parents' Guild)

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Coordinates: 44°38′27.8″N 63°34′57.4″W / 44.641056°N 63.582611°W / 44.641056; -63.582611