Principal's Welcome

Dr. Jeremiah Russell, Sacred Heart Principal


Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School.

Welcome to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School – a comprehensive PK-12 institution in the Diocese of Birmingham that has transformed the lives of young people for over sixty years. We continue to build on our traditions of excellence, offering a highly reputable elementary school, a growing middle school and college-preparatory high school that offers the richness of a Catholic education as our students prepare for their futures.

Grounded in our Catholic faith, we are committed to the development of the whole person in each and every child. Our pursuit of a superior experience for our students is reflected in the strength of our gifted faculty, the opportunities throughout the year for individual spiritual development, our emphasis on rigorous and student-centered learning.

The school primarily serves Calhoun County, though we do have students from the surrounding area. We serve students with diverse cultural, religious, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds that add to the richness of our entire community. There are many members of the Body of Christ at our school.

Over the years, we have come to realize that we achieve our mission as a school through our three core values—Service, Honor, and Scholarship. At the foundation of our school is an invitation to our students to discipleship in Christ through faith formation. Academic excellence is an achievable goal, as each student learns and grows according to individual talents. A strong program in fine arts and athletics provides students with the further opportunity to develop their God-given gifts and talents as leaders in the community. Numerous extracurricular activities offer learning and leadership opportunities for our students. We believe that a commitment to community service moves our students from self-reflection and growth to action in a world in need of Christ’s love.

Sacred Heart truly is a place where tradition transforms. Whether you are a prospective student and family, an alum, or even a grandparent, we hope you will take the time to visit us and learn more about all of the opportunities that await today’s students at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School.

Thank you for your interest.

In Christ,

Jeremiah Russell, Ph.D.