Sacred Heart Model School

Sacred Heart Model School, a member of Sacred Heart Schools on the Ursuline Campus, is a Catholic private co-educational school, Kindergarten through Grade Eight.
Faithful to the mission of the Ursuline Sisters, Sacred Heart Model School educates the whole person in a nurturing Christ-centered environment.
We are dedicated to providing for the spiritual, intellectual, moral, aesthetic, social and physical development of each student.
Every child is unique and possesses certain skills and abilities.
By differentiating instruction, the SHMS staff educates and challenges our students in a way that supports their maximum growth, development and personal success.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1924
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students359 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Sacred Heart Model School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Girls: navy jumpers, skirts & sweater vests. Boys: navy/khaki pants & navy sweater vest.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,750
Admissions DirectorAnne Blim

School Notes

  • Sacred Heart Model School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
  • The Model School continues to offer the very latest teaching practices and is proud of the way its faculty members share their professional and personal gifts with their students.
  • SHMS is dedicated to nurturing enlightened scholars, responsible citizens and involved community leaders of high character.
  • Small class size, service commitments from K-8, a full array of arts taught by professionals, and extensive foreign language studies (four days/week lower level; five days/week middle school) offer Model School students enrichment and growth opportunities unique to our school.
  • We are proud of our hallmarks of excellence in academic rigor, leadership development, faith formation, service outreach and arts exploration.
  • We just opened our brand new elementary gymnasium! Our full-time athletic director's goal is to "put each athlete in a position that gives him or her the opportunity to be successful!"
  • We welcome everyone to visit us and see why Sacred Heart Model School has been the Model of Excellence since 1924.
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    7.1 miles
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    (502) 267-6187
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  • Louisville
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    (502) 458-9551
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  • Louisville
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    0.5 miles
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    (502) 893-7700
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