Sacred Heart School of Halifax

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Sacred Heart School of Halifax
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5820 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X8
Type Independent, Day School
Motto Verax tum audax (Latin)
(Dare to be true)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Society of the Sacred Heart)
Founded 1849
Headmistress Sr Anne Wachter, RSCJ
Grades Jr. Primary–12
Gender Coeducational
Enrolment 504 (2015-16)
Athletics conference Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation
Accreditation Canadian Accredited Independent Schools

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, with a co-ed elementary school and separate single-sex boys' and girls' high schools.

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


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]

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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