Sacred Heart Parish School, located in the rural community of San Benito County, opened under the direction of four Sisters of Charity on August 8, 1891, as a boarding and day school. The tradition of the Sisters serving the needs of the rural community was carried on until 1930 when the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur took over management. You may visit the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur Web site at http://www.ssmnwestern.com. The last religious community to direct the school was the Dominican Sisters of Adrian. The school has been administered by lay leadership since 1992.
The faces, enrollment and building structure have changed in the last 125 years, but not the commitment of the school to the education of children in our Catholic tradition.
As of 2016, Sacred Heart Parish School is celebrating 125 years of service to the community of San Benito County. The school enrollment is over 200 students strong including preschool through eighth grade.
Sacred Heart Faculty aims to provide an education program rooted in basic skills. The student is prepared for each step along the ladder of learning into higher education. The curriculum supports development of the whole child to become a lifelong learner. The caring, supportive staff provide opportunities for student learning. Our school has received the highest accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for the term of six years and also holds certification by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). Our school is dedicated to provide an education through which your child will:
- Receive the highest possible education
- Acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and character traits to enrich personal living
- And, develop as a responsible, mature Christian citizen