Welcome! Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart is the only Catholic, all-girls Montessori-3 through Grade 12 college preparatory school in the State of Florida. We are part of an international network of Sacred Heart schools whose mission is to educate women leaders in the Sacred Heart tradition that fosters growth in an active faith in God, intellectual values and a commitment to social awareness in an environment of wise freedom and community.

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  • Carrollton Rose to the Challenge at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

    Once again, our school participated in “The Fairchild Challenge” – an award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents, and backgrounds to explore the natural world, and become stewards of the Earth. The program has been recognized as a benchmark for exceptional STEM education and for empowering educated voters, policy makers, and environmentally-minded citizens.
     
    Our students demonstrated their different talents in support of environmental stewardship by participating in all the different challenges presented by The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. There were over 300 schools from South Florida and beyond participating in The Fairchild Challenge this year.
     
    In the High School category, we were recognized as one of the top scoring schools overall and were presented with the Silver Award and a cash prize of $750 to support and enhance environmental activities in our school. They also received a certificate for their outstanding participation and a family gift pass. We also received a special recognition for being one of the only two schools from South Florida to participate at the NASA’s HUNCH (High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware) Program. Furthermore, Julia Sariol ’20 was congratulated as one of the Fairchild Summer Internship Recipients.
     
    In the Middle School category, we received the Bronze Award which included a $500 cash prize and our Primary school won a special framed certificate in the Overall Challenge Award for participating in all of the Elementary School Challenges.
     
    Below is a list of all the challenges and recognitions we received:
     
    High School
    Educator Challenge - Mr. Guido Mena, with his rendition of the flower from the cannonball tree was awarded 2nd place.
     
    Challenge 1: Fairchild’s New Planting - Students from Visual Arts class, Bettina Legorburu ’22 and Mia Fernandez de Castro ’22.
     
    Challenge 2: The Everglades Policy Proposal – Students from Debate Class, Olga Sofia Solares ’22, Lillian Cullen ’22, Cherie Laroche ’22, Victoria Estefani ’22, Emily Lawrence ’22 and Carola Mato ‘22
     
    Challenge 3: South Florida’s Natural Habitats – Students from Biology class, Sofia Eraña ’22 and Lillian Cullen ’22
     
    Challenge 4: Environmental Debate Tournament – Students from Debate team, Natalie Giustini ’20, Caroline Culmo ’20, Camille Deschapelles ’22 and Dorothy Darden ‘19
     
    Challenge 5: Green Cuisine – A Stella Side Dish – Students from IB Design Technology, Jimena Arguimbau ’20, Sofia Chi ’20, Nina Gallinar ’20, Ana Jouvin ’20, Andreina Macedo ’19, Sabrina Mas ’20, Haley McCarthy-Levy ’20 and Daniela Rabbasa ’20
     
    Challenge 7: Growing Beyond Earth – Students from Biology class, Mia Fernandez de Castro ’22, Sofia Mortensen ’22, Madison Forrest ’22, Sydney Toledo ’22 and Makayla Green ’22
     
    Challenge 8: The Million Orchid Project – Students from IB Environmental Systems and Society class, Jimena Arguimbau ’20, Camille Cabrera-Ramon ’20, Alessandra Diamond ’20, and Ana Jouvin ‘20
     
    Middle School
    Challenge 1: Fairchild’s New Plantings – Outstanding Narrative by Lauren Nieto ‘24
     
    Challenge 4: Citizen Science: Growing Beyond Earth – Enthusiasm by Mia Deschapelles ‘24, Olivia Jose ‘24, and Esmeralda Swietelsky ‘24; Data Presentation by Grades 6 and 7
     
    Challenge 6: Green Treasures: An Ethnobotanical Journey – Creativity by Sabrina Oliva ‘24, Cecilia Oses ‘24, Mia Rodriguez ‘21, Simrin Shah ‘24 and Daniela Vila ‘24
     
    Challenge 7: Lizards on the Loose – Most Comprehensive by Grades 6 & 7
     
    Primary
    Environmental Role Models – 3rd grade students Monica Rodriguez ‘28 and Montessori teacher Barbara Clarke
     
    Challenge 3: Eco-Atlas - Engaging Narrative by 3rd Grade
     
    Overall Challenge Award
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  • Carrollton Unveils Plaque Honoring its Past

    Carrollton Head Master Olen Kalkus and distinguished guests unveiled a marker commemorating the rich historical and architectural legacy of El Jardin. Built in 1918 by Pittsburgh industrialist John Bindley and designed by renowned architect Richard Kiehnel, the estate at 3747 Main Highway is considered one of the oldest and best-preserved examples of Mediterranean architecture in South Florida.
     
    The addition of a historical marker, located near the entrance gate on Carrollton’s Barat campus, is part of school’s ongoing commitment to preserve, protect and share the historic property with the greater Miami community. Throughout the past year Carrollton hosted a number of open house tours and lectures in honor of El Jardin’s centennial anniversary.
     
     “With the recent renovations on the Barat campus it is now possible to once again see the beautiful El Jardin estate from Main Highway,” said Olen Kalkus, headmaster of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. “We hope the addition of the marker will help increase public awareness and appreciation of this historic and architectural gem in the midst of Coconut Grove.”
     
    The Society of the Sacred Heart purchased El Jardin in 1961, and it became home to an all-girls, independent, Catholic school. As stewards of the historic property, Carrollton has long been committed to preserving and protecting the estate for future generations.  El Jardin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 1974.
     
    The new marker is part of the Florida Historical Marker Program, which recognizes historic resources, persons and events that are significant in the areas of architecture, archaeology, Florida history and traditional culture. Through the state program, El Jardin is linked to a number of nearby historic properties along Main Highway, including the Coconut Grove Playhouse, also designed by Richard Kiehnel.
     
    El Jardin: The Gilded Age on Biscayne Bay, a book detailing the history and architectural significance of the estate, will be released in the Fall.
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