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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences, Students with IEPs supported
Year Founded1917

Student Body

Total Students114 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Sacred Heart School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Purchase at Donnellys)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,500
Tuition NotesRates do not include book, technology and registration fees. Active members of Sacred Heart Church may qualify for a reduced rate.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTerry Carvalho


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Indoor SoccerBasketballCross Country,
Indoor Soccer


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Sacred Heart School Band
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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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The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $10,553 for elementary schools and $27,374 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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