The Administration of Sacred Heart

As the administration of Sacred Heart Cathedral School, we are committed to educating hearts and minds for God. We seek to form your children as disciples, scholars, and servant leaders. 

We desire to work with you, the first and primary educators of your children, in their holistic development at every key stage of their life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ should permeate all aspects of our educational behavior. We are collaborators, and we welcome your feedback. 

03-Valenzuela,James

One Cathedral School Family

Dear Friends, 

It is my honor, as rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, to welcome you to our family. I trust that you will find through our website a representation of the vibrant community of students, faculty, administration, and parents that strives to fulfill our mission of “Educating Hearts and Minds 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. 

The time I spend with teachers and staff every day in classrooms, talking with students, and encountering families is truly a great source of joy. I offer my thanks for the hard work of our dedicated administration and faculty as they strive every day to make Christ know, loved, and served in their educational vocation. 

In Christ, 

Fr. James Valenzuela, Pastor

A message from our principal

Dear Sacred Heart Cathedral School family, 

Welcome to our website and to our Sacred Heart Cathedral School family! We hope you find these pages as welcoming and helpful as our school community. Our classes range from PreK-4 through 8th grade, and we are glad you are here to explore and learn more about us.

At Sacred Heart, we strive to educate students’ hearts and minds, forming disciples of Jesus Christ who read well, write well, speak well, and live well. We seek to continue Sacred Heart’s rich tradition of being academically excellent, genuinely Catholic, and authentically human.  

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin said, “Love the children first, and then teach them.” The teachers and staff of Sacred Heart strive to live this every day, and I am honored to serve our children alongside such a kind, caring, professional, and talented group of educators.

Did you know that Sacred Heart is located in historic East Hill, Pensacola? Our families share a genuine connectedness with each other, the school and church community, and the neighborhood. In fact, many families even walk to school together.

Together, we look forward to a bright future of learning and discipleship. As principal, it is my daily honor to serve the students, families, and community of Sacred Heart Cathedral School.

In service and joy,

Dominique Baroco

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