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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

410 N M Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Phone:
(561) 582-2242

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The purpose of Sacred Heart School is to serve as a formal means of educating its students in accordance with a Christian philosophy of life. Sacred Heart School is a complement both to the parents, who have the primary obligation to educate their children, and the Catholic Church, whose role it is to help in the achievement of this ultimate goal.
The truths of our Faith provide a compass to guide the educational work of the teacher. It is these beliefs that give momentum, conviction and meaning to our educational endeavors. To eliminate these guides would be to eliminate the solid foundation of morality and character training, which we consider highly valuable.
We, of Sacred Heart School, consider Religion to be of paramount importance, not only as a core subject, but also as a way of life. Therefore, it is the aim of our faculty to make intelligible, practical and desirable those values, which we, as Christians, know to be true and helpful in providing direction and goals throughout the student’s life.
The values, which we strive to impart, are the following:
1. A great and sincere love for God and one’s fellow man.
2. A thirst for truth, both secular and religious.
3. A high esteem for honesty, both with oneself and with others.
4. A recognition that all are God’s children, and have the same destiny.
5. Intelligent respect to those in legitimate authority.

While these ideals are taught in a formal way in religion class, they are by no means limited to it. All instruction should be animated by this spirit and be demonstrated by the teachers themselves, for children learn by example. Indeed, the most effective value instruction may be the teacher’s example.
In order to implement its philosophy, this school recognized the need for planning a curriculum geared to meet the range of intellectual abilities and capabilities of the student body. Our curriculum is intended to encourage a desire to learn, and to foster logical thinking in problem solving. We aim further to create an atmosphere in which new ideas may be freely set forth and evaluated with proper discrimination."
Excerpted from the preschool's website