Sacred Heart School

  • Choosing the right school environment is crucial for the development of your child. We at Sacred Heart Catholic School understand what that commitment means, and we are proud to be your school of choice.
  • We are a Pre-K through 8th grade school serving Danville and the surrounding areas.
  • We pride ourselves in developing well rounded students who graduate from SHCS prepared for a higher education and beyond.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based, Mild Learning Differences, etc.
Year Founded1953
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Student Body

Total Students147 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Sacred Heart School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(black pants, white polo shirt (different codes vary for grade levels))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,960
Tuition NotesTuition varies for grade levels and additional costs are procured with after school care, lunch, etc.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCasey Scarce
Admissions AssociateMary Jane Coble


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, B Club, Chess Club, Creative Writing, Photography Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Guitar Club

School Notes

  • Our school community thrives on mutual respect between our students and teachers. We build the bridge between teacher and student. Our teachers have a passion for education. They are educators first. They love teaching. They are the heart of the school community that values each student.In return, our students love learning. They enjoy coming to school, meeting healthy challenges, and being a part of the school community. Each student is challenged to be more and do more in all aspects of their life.   Sacred Heart maintains an average class size 16 for grades K-8, which allows far more one on one interaction.
  • Our school pursues the latest technology in all classrooms, including a technology and a STEAM lab and a one-to-one Chromebooks for Middle School Students.
  • Former Sacred Heart students more often than not graduate their respective high schools as honor graduates, graduates of distinction, and graduates of merit. Many have earned recognition as valedictorians and salutatorians of their high school. A local, school of choice, high school representative commented, "We`ll always make room for a Sacred Heart student." Our students have a reputation for being well prepared academically and are respectful of faculty, staff, and classmates when they enter local high schools.   
  • Where do our students go after high school? 100% of students applying for college/universities are accepted. The list of colleges and universities our alumni have attended include Dartmouth, Duke University, Washington & Lee, College of  William and Mary College, West Point, University of Virginia, Hampden-Sydney College, Radford University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, James Madison University, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest University.

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    Grades: PK-6 | 58 students
    1.9 miles
    The Life Church 955 Mount Cross Rd
    Danville, VA 24540
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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,738 for elementary schools and $17,574 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).