Sacred Heart Schools

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Sacred Heart Prep English teacher Dr. Lisa Harper is one of just five educators nationwide awarded the prestigious OZY Educator Award in 2018. Lisa is committed to teaching high school students how to become better writers and critical thinkers.

“I wanted to teach in a place where I could be of real service,” she said about Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. “The beauty of teaching high school is that you get to guide and support young people as they become more thoughtful, critical readers, writers, and thinkers. The development that can take place in high school is profound and astonishing.”

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Sacred Heart Schools hold prayer service/communal observance for Parkland victims

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In collaboration with student leaders from the middle and high schools, about 350+ members of the Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton community — students in grades 6-12, faculty, staff, parents, and Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) from Oakwood Retirement Center — took part in prayer services, a communal observance, and a symbolic walkout activity on […]

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Spotted: Kids exploring the religions of the world – and their own faith – at Sacred Heart Schools

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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) observed Catholic Schools Week with a grade 1-8 assembly featuring students’ religious studies projects. Students presented a collaborative video project in which they interviewed fellow students who practice different religions, and explored the importance of interfaith dialogue. In its religious studies program, SHS students learn the fundamental doctrines of the […]

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Sacred Heart School camera captures photos of possible mountain lion that turns out to be a raccoon

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Update as of Sept. 21: The Atherton Police Department reached out to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday after receiving information of a possible mountain lion sighting on the Sacred Heart School camera. It has now been determined through the agency that the animal shown on the school campus camera was not a mountain […]

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Sister Nancy Morris celebrates her 90th birthday surrounded by her multiple-generation “fan club”

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Editor’s note: On the occasion of her 90th birthday, Sister Nancy Morris, profiled on InMenlo in 2011, was feted today with a Mass followed by a luncheon on the Sacred Heart Prep campus. A presence at both Sacred Heart Schools and St. Raymond School, Sister Nancy is much beloved by multiple generations of children, teens and parents, whose […]

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Mumbai resident Latika Sethi is first exchange teacher to visit Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton

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Education that spans the world and is ecumenical in nature is on display at Sacred Heart Prep thanks to a special visitor from Mumbai, India, Latika Sethi, who is spending two weeks at the school.  She teaches biology at  Sophia College (11-12th grades), which was established in the 1940s as the first Sacred Heart School in […]

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Eighth grade team from Sacred Heart Schools wins first place in We the People state competition

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The Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) eighth grade Government Team came in first place in the We the People state competition in San Diego on Dec. 19. Students from all over California participated in simulated congressional hearings regarding the ideologies and fundamentals behind the United States Constitution. Led by coaches Chris Chiang and Nicole Rehberg, […]

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Faculty and staff at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton give back via community service day

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Faculty and staff members from Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton spent the morning of January 6, 2014, giving back to local community organizations during the Schools’ second annual Director’s Day of Service. Over 250 individuals participated and collectively gave 750 hours to 12 nonprofit organizations. Rolling up their sleeves, working with their hands, and collaborating […]

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Sacred Heart Schools teacher honored by Garden Club of America for environmental education

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Dr. Stewart Slafter, history and garden teacher at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, recently received the Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award from The Garden Club of America. Established in 1992, the award annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals furthering the early environmental education of children by inspiring them to appreciate the beauty and fragility of […]

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Sacred Heart Schools named as Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-13, receives Green Building Awsrd

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Sacred Heart Schools’ One-to-One iPad Program for grades 9-12 has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012-13 school year. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments. “We are honored and thrilled that our One-to-One […]

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Sacred Heart Schools unique urban olive orchard yields vintage oil that’s sold at holiday boutique

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Since 1898, more than 50 heirloom olive trees have lined the western edge of Sacred Heart Schools’ campus along Elena Avenue in Atherton. In the early part of the 20th century nuns tended the trees and harvested the olives, but as time went on, the trees became less of an agricultural crop and more of […]

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