Blessed Sacrament School

1745 East 9800 South
Sandy, UT 84092-0840
Tel: (801)572-5311
Grades: PK-8 | 264 students
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“Blessed Sacrament has developed a model comprehensive Character Education (CE) program,” said Penny Keith, Community of Caring program coordinator, in a news release. “Their Holocaust unit, art project and Alzheimer’s Buddy project all reflect a commitment from everyone associated with Blessed Sacrament — students, staff and parents alike — toward an inclusionary atmosphere.” The program, sponsored by the Community of Caring and the Character Education Partnership (CEP), recognizes schools for their accomplishments in character education based on 11 core principles. Those principles include regular assessment of learning environments, providing a challenging curriculum, working with families and the community, and being proactive in building students’ character and self-motivation.
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“Blessed Sacrament has developed a model comprehensive Character Education (CE) program,” said Penny Keith, Community of Caring program coordinator, in a news release. “Their Holocaust unit, art project and Alzheimer’s Buddy project all reflect a commitment from everyone associated with Blessed Sacrament — students, staff and parents alike — toward an inclusionary atmosphere.” The program, sponsored by the Community of Caring and the Character Education Partnership (CEP), recognizes schools for their accomplishments in character education based on 11 core principles. Those principles include regular assessment of learning environments, providing a challenging curriculum, working with families and the community, and being proactive in building students’ character and self-motivation.
At Blessed Sacrament, the Interfaith Meditation Garden is used for prayer, study, sketching, thinking and resting. This garden is used by students as well as community members, and offers a stunning view of the Wasatch Mountains.
Each year, Blessed Sacrament School teacher Kristi Oritt encourages her English and literature students to enter writing contests. Being published, she said, can be a huge confidence boost.

“I’ve never required it because I feel like it makes it seem like homework,” Oritt said. “If they do it on their own, then I think it gives them more satisfaction to know they made the effort to do it and go for it, and it’ll encourage them to try again.”

Three of Oritt’s students gave publication a shot, and all were rewarded.
There are at least four ways the arts can affect learning in other academic areas: Direct Instruction, Integration, Thinking Skills, Dispositions and Attitudes. The Center for Science and the Arts allows for a wonderful Art Studio, and the hallway Gallery allows all children to feel a sense of pride in their artistic achievements. Such activities are sources of a sense of accomplishment and a self-image of competency, both important factors in intrinsic motivation.
Blessed Sacrament School has a strong focus on science for all grades. State-of-the-art technology is used throughout the school, particularly in the new Center for Science and the Arts.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Here Officer West instructs the PreK and K classes!
Winner of a 2011 Innovative Practice Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Community of Caring, this tree was created by all of the students under the direction and guidance of our Art Teacher Mrs. Mullholand.
High tea was the flavor of the day for eighth graders at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School on Dec. 14. Just as in days of yore when the British working class enjoyed their afternoon tea, eighth graders hosted an affair of their own, complete with china cups and saucers, silver serving tray, savory treats, and delicious lemonade! The Tea Party was the idea of Kristi Oritt, middle school language arts teacher. The Tea Party was the culminating experience of the Blessed Sacrament cross-curriculum unit.
Other extracurricular sport activities children may get involved with include golf, skiing, snowboarding, basketball, volleyball, karate, soccer, football and more! Go, Bobcats!
Blessed Sacrament School opened its doors in 1986 under the direction and dedication of Sr. Barbara Stanek, O.P., Sr. Sharon Carroll, O.P., Monsignor Robert Servatius and the Blessed Sacrament Parish Community.
We will be celebrating our Silver Jubilee during the 2011-2012 school year! Currently, Blessed Sacrament School serves students ranging in age from Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old) to Eighth Grade.
We also offer a 3-year old, "Mom's Time Out" program.
Blessed Sacrament School is a "Catholic" School.
Our purpose is to support the Catholic Church, in spreading the Gospel values of Jesus Christ.
We strive to nurture the whole child, spiritually, academically, emotionally and socially, in a loving environment.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 264 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Blessed Sacrament School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform PK-8)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please call for current tuition schedule
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director Mr. Matthew DeVoll

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
FootballGolf,
Nordic SkiingSnowboarding,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Student Council, Band, Choir, Math Club, etc. Band, Choir, Math Club, etc., Student Council,

School Notes

  • Designated a 2011-2013 Utah State School of Character by Eunice Kennedy Shriver Community of Caring
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School was also recognized for two programs in the Innovations in Character Education for their creation of a Character Tree and their annual portfolio, "Reflections in Faith, Academics, Character" for 2011
  • Awarded 2010 State School of Character Eunice Kennedy Shriver Community of Caring
  • Awarded 2010 National Promising Practice Award for monthly linking of virtue/action/Saint as part of our Character Education Program from Community of Caring
  • Awarded 2009 National Promising Practice Award for New Family Mentoring Program from Community of Caring
  • Awarded 2008 National Promising Practice Award for Interfaith Meditation Garden from Community of Caring
  • Newly constructed Center for Science & the Arts, dedicated September 2009

Profile last updated: 05/14/2016

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