Principal's Welcome

Thank you for providing the opportunity for Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School to be part of educating your child/children and allowing us to become part of your family.

Welcome to one of the finest educational institutions that you could chose for your child to attend.  I speak that from the heart.  As a former public educator for 32 years, including teaching and administration and four years as a former teacher at SHC, I can attest to the comprehensive P3-12 grade education at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School being completely dedicated to educating the whole child by a very gifted and talented faculty and staff.  Rest assured that we strive to provide an education that results in our students being richly prepared for college, vocational education or any route they choose for their future endeavors.

Grounded in the Catholic faith, there is an overall atmosphere of developing each and every child to reach his/her fullest potential.  We provide a variety of opportunities that result in a well-rounded graduate; including but not limited to:  strong educational growth, music, art, athletics and other programs to complete the education of the whole child.  Please know that our goal is to provide rigorous instruction based on student-centered learning and spiritual development.

Our school serves Calhoun County along with neighboring counties.  We also serve students with very diverse cultural, religious, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds that adds to the  “UNIQUE AND SPECIALNESS” of Sacred Heart Catholic School.  Our core values focus on – Service, Honor and Scholarship.  The foundation of the school provides a richness for the students through discipleship in Christ and growth in faith.

Sacred Heart is unique, filled with love and support and provides each child to grow based on their God-given talents which in turn provides students with self reflection, growth and many leadership opportunities to share with our world and with each other in unity and spirit.  Sacred Heart is not only unique, but includes traditional values and education along with skills for the current, ever changing world.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration, I would like to encourage you to visit our school and/or our website https://shcards.org and learn about the wonderful opportunities that await students that enter our open doors.  I encourage you to support your child/children's academic, athletic, artistic, leadership and the plethora of  other talents they possess by attending events, following our school on facebook and on our website.  We are excited about the 2019-2020 school year and pray you are as well.  I look forward to another year, yet in a different role, at this outstanding school.  

Go Cardinals!!


Yours in Christ,

Ms. Frances Shipp