Dear Parent(s)/ Guardian(s),
Each day as I drive through the gates of our welcoming grounds I enter a place unlike any other - a vibrant twenty-first-century Catholic school in an idyllic campus filled with children from Pre-K through eighth grade. It is a sacred privilege to serve as servant leader of Sacred Heart Cathedral School. I invite you to discover the distinction that makes our school an extraordinary place of learning for children.
When you select Sacred Heart Cathedral School in historic East Hill, Pensacola, you join a community bound by a mission of faith, with families passionate about education, students fully engaged in their learning, and teachers committed to their practice as caring professionals.
We are a community with ties beyond the typical school day. Many of our children and families walk to school with one another, embrace activities within the parish and become a greater community of parents who want the best for their children, academically and spiritually. Additionally, the Sacred Heart Cathedral School distinction involves parents being active partners in their child's education. We do not simply enroll a student; we enroll a family. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of children, Sacred Heart Cathedral School supplements, and enriches your family life.
In every grade, we foster the growth and development of the whole person. Religious education and its formation of responsible young adult Catholics is the foundation of our parish school. At Sacred Heart Cathedral School we are dedicated to designing an individualized program of success for each child. Careful structuring of classes allows us to know and love every child while providing a broad range of learning opportunities in academics, visual and performing arts, athletics, service, and leadership.
We embrace the latest technology with a one-to-one laptop program for our middle school students, utilizing the MacBook Air, and weekly access to our Apple Computer Lab and iPad Minis for the elementary grades. However, our ultimate goal is academic excellence, enhanced through teacher intervention and communication.
Blessings to you and your family. We welcome you as a member of our Sacred Heart Cathedral School community.
It is my honor, as rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, to welcome you to the online home of Sacred Heart Cathedral School. I trust that you will find in these pages a representation of the vibrant community of students, faculty, administration, and parents that strives to fulfill our mission of "Educating Minds and Hearts for God." For over a century we have provided a nurturing environment which engenders standards of excellence in education. Indeed, the pursuit of academic, religious, cultural, athletic and social development in our students has at its core our Catholic Christian morals.
Still, our dedication to the education and dignity of every student emboldens us to move forward while maintaining our teaching ideals and fundamental values. Sacred Heart Cathedral School remains on the vanguard of technology, ensuring that our middle schoolers will be poised to meet the computing standards of the ever-advancing world. Ongoing capital improvements have radically enhanced the educational setting. The commitment to policies of children's safety ensures the promotion of a family atmosphere.
Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart Cathedral School. If you would like more information about our academic institution, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with our principal, Mrs. Elizabeth Snow, or visit our friendly staff and faculty in the school office. We hope you will join our mission in truth and love!
Fr. James Valenzuela