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Our Sacred Heart Mission and History

"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

Since 1800, when St. Madeleine Sophie Barat founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in France, Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart and lay Sacred Heart educators have carried out her vision of educational excellence. Today, the Network of Sacred Heart schools is an association of 25 Catholic schools across the United States and Canada, and nearly 160 schools internationally. 

Independent yet united spirit and purpose, the international community of Sacred Heart schools believes in educating the whole child, and preparing her to live fully and wisely. 

At the core of Sacred Heart education are the Goals and Criteria. These principles are tied into Carrollton's culture and identity, expressing the intentions and hopes of our 200-year Sacred Heart traditions. They form the moral compass that influence the choices made within our community, instilling in our students to draw upon these values during their schools days, and ultimately guiding our Carrollton graduates to become women of conviction, courage, and confidence.

Goals and Criteria

Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in the United States and Canada includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart. 

Links to the Network of Sacred Heart Schools:
- Network of the Sacred Heart Schools

- Religious of the Sacred Heart

- Religious of the Sacred Heart (International)