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Encyclopedia > Sacred Heart School, Saratoga, California

Sacred Heart School in Saratoga, California is a private co-educational Roman Catholic school. The school grades range from pre-school montessori for 4-5 year olds through junior high school (8th grade). The school is attached to Sacred Heart Church which was the first Roman Catholic church in Saratoga. Both the school and church are attached to the Diocese of San Jose. The current principal of Sacred Heart is Arlene Bertolotti and current enrollment is approx. 350 students. The school colors are red and white and their mascot is the Mustang. Location Location of Saratoga within Santa Clara County, California. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Mustang is a hardy, naturalized (feral) horse of the North American west. ...


Sacred Heart School was founded in 1955 after Sacred Heart Parish moved from what is now downtown Saratoga to the school's current location on Saratoga Avenue. The school opened its doors in 1957 as a 4 grade school. However the school was quickly expanded both physically and in the number of grades to incorporate K-8 eduactional levels. It would remain as such until the school was further expanded in 2000 with the addition of the pre-K programs. The average class size of Sacred Heart is 35 students in a homeroom class. Subjects taught include all state mandated subjects such as Social Studies, Math, Science as well as the addition of Religious Studies couses. Students in the 2nd Grade that are Roman Catholic participate in the sacraments first communion and first reconciliation. Students who reach the 8th grade and are Roman Catholic participate in the sacrament of Confirmation. The word communion can refer to Communion, the Christian sacrament of bread and wine (also known as the Eucharist or The Lords Supper) A group of churches in full communion with each other, or the relationship of full communion between Christian religious denominations The Communion of Saints, a Christian... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Confirmation can refer to: Confirmation (sacrament) Confirmation (epistemology) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

All students are required to wear uniforms. Boys generally wear white polo shirts with blue pants while girls wear plaid jumpers and in the junior high grades, skirts. In the late 1990's students were ordered to wear school specific exercise clothes for physical education as well.

In addition to the primary school building, Sacred Heart includes Geary Hall, originally used as the church building proper before the addition of the current church building. Geary Hall now serves as the school's gym/theater for sports including Basketball and Volleyball as well as physical education classes. Other sports students can participate in are flag football, softball and track.

During the rennovation and rebuilding of the neighboring Saratoga Public Library, Sacred Heart School leased part of the school's playground to house a temporary library in trailers so that the library was not forced to close completely during the rennovation. This greatly reduced the amount of space for students to utilize during recess times, however it was deemed a worthy compromise for the community.

The Diocese of San Jose, being a relatively young diocese, recently underwent its first transition of power from one bishop to his successor in 1998-1999. The diocese first bishop Pierre DuMaine and his successor Patrick Joseph McGrath. Bishop McGrath chose Sacred Heart as his temporary residence during the transition period when both DuMaine and himself were co-bishops of the diocese. The Most Reverend Patrick Joseph McGrath (b. ...

Sacred Heart was also going to be one of the first schools to utilize solar power to provide 50+ kilowatts of power to power the school as part of the statewide clean energy program. Unfortunately budget shortfalls in the Diocese of San Jose ended the project before it could be completed. Solar power describes a number of methods of harnessing energy from the light of the sun. ...

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