In keeping with our Sacred Heart identity, Carrollton educators commit themselves to inculcating the following goals in our students:

Goal I:        A personal and active faith in God
Goal II:      A deep respect for intellectual values
Goal III:     A social awareness which impels to action
Goal IV:     The building of community as a Christian value
Goal V:       Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom

Our curriculum includes vigorous offerings that reflect our independent school identity and capitalize on the connection between teacher passion and student learning. The measured move away from a weighted transcript reinforces our comprehensive approach aligned with the core of a Sacred Heart education. Goal II, which speaks most overtly of academic pursuits, incorporates deliberately our yearning to inspire creativity in our students and to employ “a variety of teaching and learning strategies that [recognize] the individual needs of the students.”



 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart’s robust curriculum offers advanced courses in all disciplines. High caliber faculty members are experts in their fields and provide a differentiated learning experience for each student. Guided by the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria, we inspire thoughtful introspection in our students and encourage them to find balance and joy in the engaged act of learning. Students leave Carrollton prepared not only for their continued education at the university level but also for the lives that await them outside of institutional gates.
The graduation requirements for Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart are as follows:

English 4
Math 3
History/Social Science 3
Science 3
International Languages 2 year sequence
Arts  1
Religion 4
Physical Education 1 (may be satisfied with participation in athletics, dance or Lifetime Fitness.)
Electives 5
Total 26
  • Elective courses may be chosen from the above departments.
  • Students must take at least the equivalent of six courses per semester.
  • Independent study projects are also available.
  • Eight-Period Rotation (Days A through H)
  • Students have at least one Resource Period per rotation
  • 7:45- 8:30: Office Hours Monday through Thursday (Friday Morning Faculty Meetings)
  • Drop off as early as 7:00 am
  • Typical Assembly Rotation
    • Monday: Assembly
    • Tuesday: Class Meetings
    • Wednesday: Office Hours
    • Thursday: Prayer Break (espacio)
    • Friday: Assembly

Example Day


8:30-9:50: Period 1
9:50-10:00: Break
10:00-11:20: Period 2
11:25-12:00: Assembly
12:00-12:45: Lunch
12:45-2:05: Period 3
2:10-3:30: Period 4

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand

    Ms. Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand 

    Upper School Head
  • Photo of Maritza Fernandez

    Mrs. Maritza Fernandez 

    Upper School Dean of Students
  • Photo of Lauren Vergara

    Mrs. Lauren Vergara 

    Upper School Administrative Assistant

Office of Academic Resources

This office works closely with our students from the inception of their careers in the Upper School. Guiding them through the course selection process every year and through the college admissions process in junior and senior years, these counselors are with our students every step of the way. Staff includes the Ninth and Tenth Grade Academic Counselor, the Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Academic Counselor and IB Coordinator, and Associate Directors of College Counseling. They host college information sessions and presentations for both students and parents on a regular basis.

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Carol Recicar

    Carol Recicar 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Michele Patterson

    Michele Patterson 

    College and Academic Counselor
  • Photo of Hilda Novas

    Hilda Novas 

    Upper School Office of Academic Resources Administrative Assistant

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Ana de Armas

    Ana de Armas 

    Director of Campus Ministry & Service Learning/Upper School Religion Department Chair
Campus Ministry Program

The Campus Ministry Program focuses on encouraging students to discover their unique gifts and talents.  We endeavor to help them use these abilities in an effort to enhance their sense of self, purpose, and to strengthen their relationships with God and others. The program also aims at helping students live out the Goals of Sacred Heart Schools by reflecting Sacred Heart Spirituality.  

All grade levels participate in developmentally appropriate and themed overnight retreats. Classes are in charge of special activities that benefit the entire school, such as Field Day, Congé and others.
After School Sports

Cross-Country, Track and Field, Swimming, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball
Congress/Student Council

The Carrollton Congress seeks to provide the structure, organization, guidance, and personal attention that enable students to grow in wisdom while serving the larger community. The Congress works to enhance the quality of life at Carrollton by empowering each person to engage actively and personally in creating an atmosphere that fosters self-development and community concern in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. Student Congress positions available are president, vice-president, secretary, and club coordinator. Grade level positions are president, vice-president, and secretary.


Co-Curricular Activities/Clubs Clubs are service and/or special interest groups made up of students and faculty and are considered co-curricular organizations. Any student wishing to begin a club must submit a proposal listing the club’s goals and suggested activities to the Dean of Students for approval/disapproval before its submission to the Club Fair. Club presidents/officers are required to attend a leadership workshop. Students may participate in no more than two clubs per school year. Club participation, commitment, and attendance and must meet expectations as delineated by the Dean’s office.

Campus Tour

Barry Building and The Convocation Center:
First Floor: State-of-the-art Classrooms, Music Room, 3D Art Room, Dance Studio, 2D Art Room, Art Gallery, Upper School Office, Office of The Dean of Students, Office of The Upper School Head, and Faculty Room.

Second Floor: State-of-the-art Classrooms, Sculpture Studio, Office of Academic Resources, Assessment Center, and Office of Campus Ministry and Service Learning.

Cooke Science and Technology Hall:
Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, and Technology Labs, Technology Center and Engineering and Innovation Studio, and Philippine House Maker Space.

Founders Library:
Circulation and Library Offices, Reading Room, Faculty/Student Quiet Room, Archives, and Library Reading Alcoves.
"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
-Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat