Sacred Heart School

Sacred Heart School is a Catholic K - 8 program which has been fully accredited by NEASC since 1998.
Our Mission Statement is: Sacred Heart School Community lives the Guanellian Family Spirit of charity by embracing, with respect and esteem, children who are culturally and socially diverse.
We provide a Catholic education that fosters the development of each student's physical, spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and emotional capabilities.
We recognize Christ in each person and foster the utilization of his/her gifts and abilities, so as to prepare each member of our community to contribute positively in his or her Church and society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 132 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sacred Heart School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences, Students with IEPs supported
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
132 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Sacred Heart School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
Purchase at Donnellys

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PreK Tuition: $7000 Gr. K Tuition: $5700 Gr. 1-8 Tuition: $5200 Rates do not include $450 Materials Fees. Active members of Sacred Heart Church may qualify for a reduced rate.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Terry Carvalho


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
AV Club, Cross Country Running, Homework Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Sacred Heart School Band
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sacred Heart School cost?
Sacred Heart School's tuition is approximately $5,200 for private students.
What schools are Sacred Heart School often compared to?
Sacred Heart Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. Margaret School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Sacred Heart School?
The acceptance rate of Sacred Heart School is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 78%.
What sports does Sacred Heart School offer?
Sacred Heart School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Cross Country.
What is Sacred Heart School's ranking?
Sacred Heart School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for: Least expensive tuition and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Sacred Heart School?
The application deadline for Sacred Heart School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Sacred Heart School located?
Sacred Heart School is located in the Watchemoket Square Historic District neighborhood of East Providence, RI.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
If you`re looking for a homey, close knit community, do not hesitate to enroll your child at Sacred Heart. I have other children who went to area public schools without a problem, so when my spouse suggested Sacred Heart I was on the fence. Well, let me tell you, I am SO glad I chose Sacred Heart. I feel as though my child is well beyond where he should be compared to other children his age, and his older siblings who went to other schools. He gets more one on one time, and they really care if your child is learning-They aren`t trying to push your student through to graduate, they want your child to learn and are preparing them for high school. I am not worried about the small class size of the middle school grades because I personally know many of the students who have moved on to high school from sacred heart and they are thriving! They also received more scholarships when moving onto catholic high school. Another thing I really enjoy about Sacred Heart is that even though I work full time, I feel very involved with my sons education. His teacher emails and texts. They also have many events at night and on weekends too! I always felt left out with my older children in public schools because many of the events were in the middle of the day. It seemed like the stay at home parents were catered to. The before and after school program is AMAZING and affordable! They also offer a phenomenal summer camp at an affordable price. My child who doesn`t like to be away from me for long periods of time never wanted to leave. At Sacred Heart they really consider everyone`s unique situation. No matter your race, religion, orientation or family situation, everyone is welcome.
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Both of my children graduated from Sacred Heart... And I did as well. They attended grades K-8 and I am happy they did! The facilities are top-notch and there is a STRONG Catholic presence felt everywhere. I whole-heartedly recommend this school!!!
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Sacred heart school provided me with the best education possible and my experience there was wonderful. I fully recomend it
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WE sent our two sons to Sacred Heart School and have never regretted it. Both went to college and are pursuing advanced degree. One is an engineer and the other is a sports writer.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 132 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Providence County, RI is $13,628 for elementary schools and $22,234 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Providence County, RI is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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