Sacred Heart Catholic High School

Mission Statement "Sacred Heart Catholic School, a ministry of Sacred Heart Parish, anchored in the Christian faith, focuses on individual growth, academic excellence, and service in a safe and nurturing environment." The mission of Sacred Heart Catholic School is to create a Catholic environment in which quality education is provided for each student.
The mission, rooted in the Christian heritage of the past and patterned in the present, is directed to the future.
Hence, it proposes to instill in our youth a conviction of truth consistent with doctrine and values of the Catholic Church.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 709 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,250
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sacred Heart Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
709 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Sacred Heart Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There are Catholic and non-Catholic rates for tuition.
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Melissa Alawine


School Notes

  • Faith. Respect. Honor-It is the Sacred Heart Way!
  • Providing excellence in education since 1900, Sacred Heart Catholic School is a comprehensive, co-educational, college-preparatory school. With an average annual enrollment of more than 650 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, Sacred Heart is located on two campuses in historic downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As a ministry of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and member of the Diocese of Biloxi, Sacred Heart offers its students a solid foundation centered on faith and values with a focus on academic excellence, individual growth in athletics and fine arts, and the importance of serving the community.Students consistently score two grades higher on national achievement tests each year and higher composite scores on standardized tests when compared to state averages.Faculty and administrators focus on developing the whole student. Sacred Heart prides itself on the inclusivity of a diverse student body, representing various racial, ethnic, economic, religious, and interest groups.The Sader Community is engaging, supportive, and represents diverse backgrounds.
  • What is Sacred Heart's Story?
  • Strong faith-based education, rigorous academics, supportive family, diverse student body, champion athletics, and wide offerings in the fine arts.Sacred Heart ElementaryPrekindergarten (K4)-6th Grade608 Southern AvenueHattiesburg, MS 39401Phone:601.583.8683, Option 1Email:office@shshattiesburg.comOffice Hours:Monday - Friday7:30 AM3:30 PMExtended Hours:Monday-Friday7:00 AM: Breakfast in Cafeteria3:005:30: Extended CareThe elementary campus isthe original site of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, established in 1889, and the school in 1900. Beginning in prekindergarten, students experience a multi-sensory approach to learning, which builds a strong foundation of excellence in education. Teachers encourage cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical growth.With an average and intentional class size of 20 students, students learn the core subjects of language arts, science, math, social studies, and religion. Students participate in six activity classes throughout the week: art, music, physical education, library, foreign language, and computer. In prekindergarten through first grade, a certified faculty member and an additional teacher assistant teach all classes.
  • The formal motto isExcellence in Education since 1900. Sacred Heart students prove this in the following ways:Faith: The spiritual lives of Sacred Heart students are enriched through a variety of activities throughout the year.Service is a vital component of a student'sSacred Heart education.Academics:Students consistently exceed state and national averages on standardized tests such as the ACT and national assessment. 9th and 10th grade students also received the highest scores on a national assessment, which is theequivalent of the first year of college and beyond.Sacred Heart graduates consistently earn over $4million in scholarships and attend prestigious colleges and universities throughout the United States, including Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University.Arts:Sacred Heart integrates visual arts, dance, theater, music, and forensics throughout its curriculum. Students regularly conduct performances and compete nationally in speech and debate, mock trials, and quiz bowl. Sacred Heart's Mock Trial Team won the State Championshipfor the 14th consecutive year.Athletics: Competition continues with seventeen 2A athletic teams. Sacred Heart currently has 23 Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) State Championship titles: one in powerlifting, ten in tennis, two in 1A golf, four in 1A/2A/3A boys' soccer, and six in 1A/2A/3A girls' soccer. In addition, our school holds individual player championships in cross-country, golf, powerlifting, swim, tennis, and track. Sacred Heart's state-of-the-art 20-acre athletic complex, completed in 2016, features a football and soccer stadium, a baseball field, and a softball field.Clickhereto request information and schedule a campus tour.
  • Sacred Heart's Beliefs
  • At Sacred Heart Catholic School, we think it is important to instill in children a love and knowledge of the Catholic Church's teachings on the fundamentals of our faith. We believe in fostering an atmosphere in which parents and faculty are enthusiastic regarding their mutual responsibility for the overall development of the student's academic skills necessary for success in today's contemporary society.We believe in promoting high intellectual standards with broad dimensions by promoting the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor development of the student.We believe in disciplinary policies that provide for an orderly function in an atmosphere conducive to learning.We believe we must provide diversified opportunities in both the curriculum and extracurricular activities.We believe in developing in each student a sense of respect for and pride in oneself, the individual, and one's community and country.We believe in inspiring and challenging teachers and students to focus on the prime values of love, trust, cooperation, and tolerance in the classroom.We believe in developing in students a healthy self-confidence and the ability for creative expression by establishing the kind of teacher-child and child-child relationships that will produce freedom of thought and activity and an assurance of appreciation for creative effort.We believe in fostering among our students a concern for moral and social values-a consistent atmosphere of kindness, love, cheerfulness, honesty, and truthfulness.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sacred Heart Catholic High School cost?
Sacred Heart Catholic High School's tuition is approximately $7,250 for private students.
What sports does Sacred Heart Catholic High School offer?
Sacred Heart Catholic High School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Winter Track. Sacred Heart Catholic High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for most sports offered.
What is Sacred Heart Catholic High School's ranking?
Sacred Heart Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Sacred Heart Catholic High School?
The application deadline for Sacred Heart Catholic High School is Mar. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 709 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,250
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,894 for elementary schools and $6,458 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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