The pre-eminent All Girls English Catholic high school in Montreal, with 157 years of experience graduating young women of action with solid skills and tools for success. Its mission is to nurture the mind, body and spirit of each student in a supportive and caring environment. The Sacred Heart School of Montreal is part of a worldwide network of 148 schools across 30 countries, all of which share common goals, mission and philosophy.— Visit school website
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal was founded in 1861, and built around the principles that were at the core of the Society of the Sacred Heart, which was begun by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in 1800. Among those principles was to educate girls to take part in society beyond the home or the church. Barat sought to encourage girls to take a transformative role in their communities, something that, it perhaps goes without say, was a unique perspective for the time. Sacred Heart continues to follow that ideal, expressing it within modern curricular and extracurricular programing, including the integration of 21st century literacies and online tutoring. An international gaze, too, is used to inform the program, seen specifically in service trips and international exchanges. The school was unique when it was formed, and it remains at the cutting edge of education today.