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Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart is led by two leaders who work in collaboration to bring Carrollton into the future. The Head of School leads the academic life of the school, counseling and student life. The President focuses on institutional advancement and the operational side of the school. They share many duties, such as spiritual leadership, Board relations, strategic planning, education to mission, social justice, inclusion and diversity, community engagement, and admissions and financial aid. Carrollton is blessed to have two extraordinary individuals who ensure the advancement of our mission of Sacred Heart education in South Florida. 


A Letter from Carrollton's Leadership

We welcome you to the 2023-2024 academic year here at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart with great pleasure and excitement.  This is an inspiring time in the life of this school of Christ’s Heart in Miami.  

As a Catholic and Sacred Heart institution, Carrollton’s aim is to develop one’s whole self– mind, body, and spirit. Since 1961, Carrollton has educated and helped form thousands of young women who have gone on to help make a difference in the world.  

It is an honor to serve this remarkable and mission-filled Sacred Heart school. As leaders of this institution, we have the privilege of seeing God’s work each day.  Our faculty and staff have inspired our students to be their best.  Our parents have trusted us to help form and educate their daughters– their most cherished blessings.  The alumnae are ever-passionate about their school.  The members of the Board of Trustees have supported our sacred mission while allowing us to be bold with our aspirations.  Our students consistently amaze us with their eagerness to learn, serve, and aspire to make a difference in a world that needs leaders.  Undoubtedly, St. Madeleine Sophie is lovingly watching over this school of Christ’s Heart in Miami and filling us all with her joyful vision.

We encourage you to learn more about Carrollton on our website.  It is a digital illustration about what makes our school a unique and extraordinary place.  

God Bless,


Heather Gillingham-Rivas '94

Head of School



Patrick J. Coyle


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