Our School

Founding Year
1979
Associate Schools
  • Canadian Martys CES
  • Good Sheppard CES
  • Notre Dame CES
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel CES
  • St. Elizabeth Seton CES
  • St. Nicholas CES
  • St. Paul’s CES
Enrolment
1093
Uniform
Maroon sweater, white or maroon golf shirt, grey pants with the Sacred Heart Logo and black shoes
Team Name
Crusaders

Code of Conduct

Sacred Heart Catholic High School is a school that promotes community, responsibility, respect, and academic excellence in a safe learning environment. All students, parents, teachers and staff have the right to be safe, and feel safe in their school community. With this right comes the responsibility to be law-abiding citizens and to be accountable for actions that put the safety of others and self at risk.

All members of the Sacred Heart community are to be treated with respect and dignity, Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student: comes to school prepared; is punctual and ready to learn; shows respect for themselves, for others and for those in authority; refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others; follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own action.

Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy Team at Sacred Heart plays a central role in helping facilitate a school community focussed on Christ-centred activities and events. Our team plans our religious retreats, school masses, and liturgical calendar celebrations. Students are free to come, visit and chat with the members of the chaplaincy team at any time. Students are encouraged to participate in the liturgical life of the school – from reading morning reflections over the P.A. to assisting at class masses and school-wide liturgies.

Each student participates in a scheduled reflection and retreat experience each year. The chaplaincy office helps to coordinate a peer ministry program for new students. This mentorship involves senior students showing the newcomers the school facilities and explaining various school groups and clubs via our Student Mentorship at Sacred Heart (S.M.A.S.H.) Program.

Equal Education Opportunity

The policy of our school, the government of Ontario and the York Catholic District School Board is to provide equal educational opportunity for all students. Sacred Heart Catholic High School is committed to establishing an environment free of stereotyping or prejudices which may limit the development of the individual student. Provisions are made for the individual, cultural, emotional and spiritual needs of students and guidance is given concerning varying needs and future education.

Library Resource Centre

The School Library Information Centre is an integral part of the York Catholic District School Board’s educational program. Teacher-Librarians, in partnership with subject teachers, focus on the development and implementation of information literacy skills essential to the student’s successful academic achievement. Information literacy refers to the ability to acquire, critically select, and effectively use and communicate information in ways which promote knowledge, higher level thinking skills and wisdom. The Information Studies curricular program taught in the School Library Information Centre stresses the development of research, presentation, and information and electronic literacy skills. In addition, the Teacher-Librarian ensures that a strong print collection is available for staff and students to meet a wide variety of curricular needs. Students become more competent users of information and thus, better able to successfully complete research assignments required in their courses. The School Library Information Centre teaching program also develops life-long literacy skills and a love of reading. This is accomplished by creating a dynamic teaching and learning environment which reflects our Christian values and the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.

School Organization

Each day consists of four classes of 75 minutes, and a lunch period. The timetable is organized into two semesters for all grades. Semester I runs from September to the end of January; Semester II from February to June. Students in grades 9, 10, 11, enroll in 8 credits per year. Students who achieve 24 credits by the end of grade 11 may qualify for a study period each semester in Grade 12.