Montreal, QC | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
SHS demonstrates leadership at its best. Staff is positive, approachable and efficient. Given the small student population, every student is recognized as an individual and celebrated as such. Unlike other schools our daughter had previously attended, Sacred Heart senior administration works closely with staff and parents to best understand students and bring about the best of every student. Communication is open and honest, with real respect between parties. Mr. O'Donnell, the current headmaster has proven himself to be a man of integrity and compassion. In addition, Ms. Maloni, along with Ms. Rath work closely with their girls, as though our daughters were their own.
The leadership and administration at The Sacred Heart School of Montreal consists of people with years of experience in the educational sector, ensuring that sound decisions are made with the students and their families at the forefront. Everyone is incredibly approachable. As a young teenager, it may feel overwhelming to have to go speak to the Head of School or the Dean of Students or even a teacher, but everyone is so friendly and genuine that no one ever feels nervous having to go speak to them.
During my time at Sacred Heart, there was a change in administration which was viewed positively by the students. The administration was very well-respected, but also engaged in a dialogue with the students. The administration was responsive to student needs, and they respected the students as well. I firmly believe that the leadership exercised by the administration, such as their support of a Community Service Day, instilled confidence in the students. I felt as though the administration fostered a positive environment which always made me excited to go to school. They were accessible and kind.