We are now taking names for our waiting list for the 2016-2017 school year.
If you are interested in joining the Sacred Heart Cathedral School family, please call (850) 436-6440 to request a Pre-Application Form.
Our mission at Sacred Heart Cathedral School is to educate hearts and minds for God. As missionaries of the Church, we let it be known to all who enter here, that Jesus is the reason for our school. Living as disciples of Christ, we strive for academic excellence and service to all.
Sacred Heart Cathedral School, in partnership with students and families share a common vision which is high quality classroom instruction, and students who are highly motived to learn in a warm and nurturing faith-filled environment. It is our goal that students will not only have academic success but understand that Jesus is the reason for our school by developing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is important that students realize Jesus Christ is the reason for our school, our reason for existence and Jesus' message is preached and lived throughout our entire curriculum. As stated by Bishop Gregory Parkes, we are a parish community and school fully alive and eager to live out the call to actively live our Catholic faith. Our students think critically grow in confidence and are sensitive and well-informed Catholic leaders. The Catholic faith is fundamental to Sacred Heart Cathedral School. It is who we are and how we live each day beginning with community morning prayer and as members of a global community committed to serve one another.
Our students and families are welcomed, engaged and inspired to be servant leaders to one another. We believe that faith and service are integral in developing the whole child. As a Catholic community, we embrace monthly service projects which help those within our parish and community.
We are very fortunate to have the guidance and inspiration of Father James Valenzuela. He is a steady presence in our lives and is a role model for our daily living.
Creating 21st century learners is a research-driven, project-based, interdisciplinary approach. We are connected to the community and collaborate in various projects. The curriculum incorporates critical thinking skills, multiple intelligences and technology. Service learning is an important component because our ultimate goal is to be a school alive serving the needs of others.
Students are self-directed, and work collaboratively and individually to attain their objectives. Skills and content are not taught as an end in themselves, but taught to be integrated and applied to projects and goals.
Sacred Heart Cathedral School strives to be an exemplary learning community that supports innovation and is committed to continual improvement through collaboration from all members. Sacred Heart Cathedral School is comprised of a community that collaborates on developing and implementing curriculum and seeks out instructional strategies and assessments to meet the needs of all our students so are all successful in learners.
In order to achieve academic excellence, the curriculum is continually being developed, evaluated and updated. While we are aligned to the Florida Sunshine State Standards, Catholic School and Diocesan standards, our goal is to create an environment where students achieve academic excellence and strive to be life-long learners. Our curriculum creates opportunities for success by building relationships. Students assume leadership roles resulting in greater confidence, self-esteem and a sense of belonging. We foster educational excellence that generates success, promotes unity and respects the individuality of each student. Our students become servant leaders, integrating their Catholic faith into every aspect of their life.
At Sacred Heart Cathedral School integrating laptops into our middle school classrooms compliments our school’s vision to encourage 21st century skills by developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication, collaboration and individual creativity and innovation. We believe that technology plays an active role in education and speaks to multiple learning styles across all disciplines.
Implementation of the one-to-one MacBook Air program in the middle school provides unique educational experience that allows for self-directed, real time learning with inexhaustible resources to develop and discover the known and unknown. Recognizing the needs and opportunities for 21st century learners, the use of MacBook Airs enable real life simulations that engage students in collaborative projects that set the seed for further career opportunities and growth.
Our primary classes integrate technology and traditional practices to empower students with the ability to read and understand the world around them.
Our primary teachers fuse phonics, sight words, and whole word reading – a dynamic approach that equips students with skills to work their way through higher level reading materials.
Math is integrated into real-life applications through daily math meetings. The primary math programs integrate technology on a daily basis, applying kinesthetic techniques to virtual learning, stimulating the imagination while reinforcing learned mathematical concepts.
Critical thinking and problem solving skills are fundamental to the curriculum that encourage students to work together towards common goals and collaborative learning forums. Religion is taught daily preparing students for sacraments and living the mission of our school through building a relationship with Christ, His people and His Church.
Students in the intermediate grades of elementary school are creative, work collaboratively, are eager to learn and brilliantly inspired by a group of talented teachers. Students spend these years nourishing their spirit to learn through guidance, direct instruction and high expectations. Religion classes, while taught daily, are integrated into every subject and activity through out the day as students develop a deeper understanding of their Catholic faith.
Our Middle School is departmentalized with each instructor being an expert in his or her subject area, including religion. Religion classes bring to life all aspects of our Catholic faith and students are taught how to reflect and bring their faith alive. Class size is small allowing for individual instruction, tutoring and nourishment of the mind. Students switch classrooms for every subject with academic excellence as the expected outcome.
Each student in our Middle School receives a MacBook Air which is a tool used for curriculum, instruction, assessment, and general organization. The MacBook Air provides for differentiated instruction at both ends of the academic spectrum.
Student led conferences is one way in which the individual student assess' their individual progress in learning. These conferences are conducted twice a year; fall and spring. At these conferences students analyze their progress, work with their parents and teacher to establish goals and work collaboratively to find methods in which they will achieve these goals.
Sacred Heart Cathedral School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, familial status, race, national origin, color, marital status or disability.