The regions Sacred Heart School offers busing from are:
Additional notes: Sacred Heart offers its students 3 shared bus services, in conjunction with other QAIS (Quebec Association of Independent Schools) private high schools, in the West Island / Ville St-Laurent, Laval / TMR and South Shore.
How we see The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
How The Sacred Heart School of Montreal sees itself
"Since 1861, we have been dedicated to graduating confident and brave women, full of potential and prepared to take on the world. The school is committed to developing young women of intellect, conviction, compassion and with a sense of justice for all; leading to the MEES Secondary-School Diploma. An all-girls grade 12 program, and boarding, are also available. In a constantly evolving world, choose Sacred Heart to accompany and encourage your daughter on this journey of personal and developmental growth."
"Sacred Heart encourages its students to thrive academically as well as socially, and to strive for greatness, all of which are part of Sacred Heart’s fundamentals and core values. The school teaches its students to feel empowered and brave enough to take on a world that will challenge them in many different ways over the course of a lifetime, but also feel safe enough to rely on their Sacred Heart community for support and encouragement."
"Students at all-girls schools have higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at coed schools because all-girls’ schools are specifically dedicated to the ways girls learn. Our dedicated, highly qualified faculty understand that girls learn differently than boys and all-girls’ schools are able to focus on girls’ unique learning styles. Our students are then inspired to become informed, engaged global citizens who lead with determination, competence, and empathy."
"The importance of our Sacred Heart Community
When joining Sacred Heart, you develop a common goal with the faculty, staff, parents and alumnae. That goal is to come together and encourage its students to follow their ambitions while supporting them each step of the way, because Sacred Heart is not just a school, at its core, it's a community."
"Access to a worldwide Network of Sacred Heart Schools
Upon enrolment, your daughter becomes part of a worldwide network of sister schools which includes over 150 schools in 41 countries. This network allows us the unique opportunity to offer a diverse and far reaching student exchange program."
"1. Teaching girls since 1861
2. Small class sizes with an average of 18 students per class
3. Dedicated, highly qualified faculty with a student-faculty ratio of 6:1
4. Free online tutoring available 24/7 through PAPER
5. Generous Bursary Program"
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How people from the school’s community see The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Shawn O'Donnell, Head of School
We are always so glad to welcome new students to the Sacred Heart family. As our foundress Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat once said she would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart “for the sake of one child,” so too do we commit ourselves to the education and growth of each and every student. No matter the level of expertise or the range of your interests, you’ll find something creatively and intellectually stimulating here! Sacred Heart offers a variety of challenging intellectual ventures that give students of all levels the opportunity to push themselves and achieve success through progress.
A caring and inclusive environment
Not only do we dedicate ourselves to our students’ academic success, we also center the cultivation of their emotional growth. From administration, faculty, and staff all the way to the student body at large, we at Sacred Heart are dedicated to fostering a caring and nurturing environment in which all are encouraged to express themselves to the fullest. Our school celebrates the diversity of our Sacred Heart family and beyond! Collaboratively, we are always learning more about the communities around us and, in so doing, creating an environment of inclusivity.
These are only some of the ways that we ensure that our learning environment encourages our students’ progress. As a Sacred Heart network school, our mission is to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of all our students; our five goals allow this mission to develop organically into in-school as well as extracurricular activities that push students to get involved in their communities, develop their social awareness, and seek personal and academic growth. All this and more ensures that all students leave Sacred Heart as well-rounded and accomplished young women.
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
At a boarding school, your extroverted child will likely enjoy seeking out and interacting with peer groups from different backgrounds, away from home. In fact, studying and living with other kids for an extended period of time, as many alumni tell us, provides the unique opportunity to form close relationships that can last well beyond the school years. Many boarding schools also have large student populations and more extracurriculars—including activities like student council, team sports, and arts programs—which will give your outgoing child a broader scope of opportunities to feed off the energy of others, and possibly even become a leader, in a dynamic environment.
Keep in mind, though, “Being an extrovert can be a catalyst for getting involved in lots of activities, which can sometimes be hard to manage,” says Joanne Foster, Toronto-based education consultant and author of ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids. “For instance, a particularly extroverted child may try to end up juggling too many people and activities. While they still may thrive at a boarding school, it helps to know your child and how much social interaction they can handle comfortably.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
At a boarding school, your introverted child will be more motivated (and virtually compelled) to seek out and interact with different peer groups. Away from home and in a new environment, they’re more likely to take the initiative to form close friendships, which can boost their independence and confidence, and help them develop critical social skills.
"Consider, though, whether your child will be comfortable and confident while living away from home, and while having to navigate the various, and sometimes unforeseen social-emotional experiences, alongside the academic challenges,” says Joanne Foster, education expert and author of ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids. Finally, ensure support systems are in place to promote their social and emotional development, and that your child is willing and prepared to take advantage of them. Your child will often need to advocate for themselves at a boarding school, and they’ll need confidence and perseverance to do so.
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