Get to know Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Catholic School is a comprehensive, co-educational, college-preparatory school founded in 1900 by the Sisters of Mercy. With an enrollment of more than 750 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, Sacred Heart is located on two campuses in historic downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Sacred Heart students represent academic excellence – proven by above national average standardized test scores and an average ACT score that tops all public schools in the state, and ranks high among top non-public schools in Mississippi. They attend an elementary school where visual arts, dance, theatre and music are integrated into all areas of the curriculum. At the high school level, these students achieve academically, in sports, forensics, the arts, and many other activities. They receive active instruction in visual arts, theatre, music, and percussion, with performances and exhibits held throughout the year. Graduating classes boast record scholarship offers each year, and graduates attend prestigious colleges throughout the United States.
Sacred Heart students compete in 12 sports in the Mississippi High School Activities Association, and currently hold a state championship in Varsity Girls Soccer for 1A-2A-3A Schools, and individual state championships in powerlifting, golf, tennis and track. Students will soon begin use of a new 20-acre athletic complex currently being constructed that includes a football and soccer stadium, baseball field, softball field and practice fields.
Because Sacred Heart is a Catholic school, a strong faith in God is its biggest accomplishment. Students participate in grade-level retreats, religious education, sacramental preparation and bi-weekly Masses. Sacred Heart Catholic School is a ministry of its founding church – Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and continues to exist based on support from parishioners and supporters of the school.
The student body is diverse, representing various racial, ethnic, economic and religious groups. With students from all areas of South Mississippi, Sacred Heart is proud to represent the Diocese of Biloxi as the only Catholic school in the Pine Belt Area.