Montreal, QC | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
Student life is good, if not extraordinary. Our daughter loves the school, so as parents, we love it too. Administration and staff have created a positive, welcoming atmosphere, working closely with every individual student, to understand her, to help her become the best person she can become. Every student is provided with the enriched curriculum, and countless opportunities to discover who she is, as well as the person she aspires to become. We also appreciate the open-door policy administration offers for the kids to walk through as needed. Many staff members take personal interests in students and may work with the family to better understand your daughter, to help her flourish. If the family accepts these goodwill gestures, she will never feel unaccompanied on her journey through high school.
As a teenager, you generally don't like to go to school, but when I was a student at Sacred Heart, I woke up every morning wanting to go to school, wanting to see all my friends, wanting to talk to the teachers. Sacred Heart made school feel more like a home, simply by ensuring that students were looked after and cared for as if they were their own. I often look back at my high school years and realize what a fantastic time I had, and I just remember crying my eyes out at graduation because it would be the last time I step foot in the school as a student (I obviously returned multiple times as an alum). It was truly an emotional moment and continues to be for every student that graduates.
I believe that the quality of student life at Sacred Heart was really great and I was always excited to attend school. I fondly remember that, every day, there would be a Prefect at the entrance to welcome you. Generally, I would just describe it as being so great because of its welcoming nature. I liked the independence I had at Sacred Heart, especially during study periods where I could just read for leisure. I felt as though most students were very engaged within the Sacred Heart community and were happy there, looking at my friends specifically. Whenever students were stressed, as that happens generally, I feel as though those emotions were offset by the sense of collaboration and community fostered within the school. I look back on those times being very satisfied.