Frequently Asked Questions
Sacred Heart School is rooted in the traditions of the Catholic faith as it spreads its wings to embrace all that is good and meaningful for the education of its children. All students participate in every aspect of the school's religious educational program with the exception of some phases of sacramental preparation such as Reconciliation and Eucharist. They are taught to use Jesus’ life as an example for moral conscience and conduct. Children plan and participate in various liturgies throughout the year. Their faith is incorporated into every aspect of the curriculum. We provide a faith-filled education.
We do open our doors to families of all faiths. Click HERE to see our Mission and Belief Statements.
In addition to a curriculum that meets both PA Department of Education and Diocesan certifications, we offer Art, Music, Library, Computer, Spanish and Physical Education. Click HERE for more academic information.
All of our teachers, Kindergarten through Fifth, have BA/BS degrees in Education and are certified by the PA Dept. of Ed.
We offer Remedial Mathematics, and the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit which includes Speech and Hearing, Remedial Reading, and an Enrichment Program. If a student is identified as eligible for special education services, the school will develop a Service Plan for the student. In addition to our small student to teacher ratio, Christian atmosphere allows these children to have every opportunity for success.
We offer tuition assistance for those who qualify, and a Tuition Dollars Program, which allows families to earn money toward their tuition account. The Pastor on an individual basis assesses financial needs.
Full information on fees and tuition can be found here.
The Mifflin County and Juniata County School Districts offer free transportation to and from SHS in both of these counties.
The average class size ranges from 10-22 in K through 5th grade. Overall, we do have small student to teacher ratio.
D.A.R.E.; Field Trips; Holy Childhood Mission Program; Caring Kids Pen Pal Program with Hospice, Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program, Children’s Choir, After School Program, Ski Club for Grades 4 & 5, and many other Community Service Projects throughout the year.
Each family is asked to have at least 28 service hours each year (25 hours related to school activities and 3 hours related to our annual auction). This provides many opportunities for parents to be involved in every aspect of their child’s education.They can help serve lunch, help in the library, serve on committees, help with classroom activities, and so on. This program allows us to keep service-related costs down while allowing parents to interact with their child their child’s friends and other parents, building the kind of family atmosphere that has become a trademark of Sacred Heart.
Registration is ongoing. A re-registration fee of $25 for current families and registration fee of $50 for new families must accompany your registration, which is non-refundable, but will be applied to your tuition. New parents must make an appointment to see the principal prior to registration. Chid must also be present at the time of registration If you are interested in Sacred Heart School educational program, please call the office at 717-248-5351 during school hours and all necessary materials will be mailed to you.
There are no extra curricular sports in our school district at the elementary level. However, our community has excellent county youth sporting programs and most of our students are actively participating in those programs. We do offer Ski Club for Grades 4 & 5.
Yes, we do offer affordable uniforms. Also, parents donate uniforms that their children have outgrown. These are free to those who can use them.