Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy is an apostolate of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish dedicated to assisting families in forming Catholics and cultivating culture.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
249 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Sacred Heart Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Of the hundreds of growing classical schools in America, only a handful are Catholic and among these are many "independent." Only a few operate under the guidance and support of their diocesan bishop. Sacred Heart Academy is an apostolate of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in the Diocese of Grand Rapids and is dedicated to remaining faithful to the Magisterium, independent of external coercion by secular influences, and attentive to the best pedagogical practices. We accept no state or federal funding-even for lunch or technology programs-and consider our work one special way our parish lives out the works of mercy.We recognize that parents are the first educators of their children and that a school exists to serve the family in that vocation. We expect our classrooms to be extensions of the home, animated by the same spirit of love that recognizes the child`s individual dignity and needs. As partners in the formation of your children, we appreciate the responsibility parents have entrusted us with and remain steadfastly committed to safety, virtue, and excellence in everything we do.We are here to help young people know and love the Truth. And as our Catholic faith teaches, Truth is an incarnate person: Jesus Christ. Everything we do keeps this goal in mind. Our school exists to help families form the minds, hearts, and souls of their children into the heroes and saints they were made to be.Having ministered to the west side of Grand Rapids for over one hundred years, Sacred Heart`s ongoing commitment to academic excellence flows from the sacramental life of the Church. While growing in the love of what is true, good, and beautiful, students are formed and edified by daily Mass, weekly adoration, and frequent Reconciliation.Culture is the lived reality of a community. Through daily personal engagement with children and their families, we are promoting, preserving, and building upon the civilization the Church has given us over the past two millennia. By our mutual sacrifice and commitment, we bring the kingdom of God to our own small corner of the Lord`s vineyard.We strive to impart an education for a life well-lived, centered on truth, goodness, and beauty. Such a formation prepares students for their individual vocation and for the universal call to sanctity. Growing in grace and understanding, our students will evangelize our world through their words and deeds.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Sacred Heart Academy offer?
Sacred Heart Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Sacred Heart Academy?
The application deadline for Sacred Heart Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

This school has been a God send to us. Their philosophy is that the parents are the primary educators of children and they work in partnership with parents to help develop the minds and hearts of their children. The curriculum is academically challenging with a focus on classical literature, Latin, recitations, writing, and character building while also building disciples. They celebrate mass every day and adoration on Tuesdays. The teachers and administrators are top-notch. I can`t recommend this school enough.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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