The top independent school in Atlantic Canada, Sacred Heart School of Halifax (SHSH) teaches the whole child — mind, body, spirit. Our iconic campus in the heart of Halifax offers co-ed education for JP-Grade 6 and single-gender education for Grades 7-12. With a global network of schools around the world, a rich and proud history, and a strong and unique set of core values, we offer not just an education but an experience that is unparalleled in this region.

At the heart of something special

What sets Sacred Heart School of Halifax apart?

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"It is all very well to lay the foundations of solid virtue, but only the union of virtue with learning will give our work its perfection."
~ St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, RSCJ

SHSH at a Glance


Founded in 1849




Donahoe Cup Debating Championships


of senior school students engage in community service


years average length of faculty tenure


Sacred Heart schools around the world


of Faculty hold Advanced Degrees


average student-teacher ratio
“To view Sacred Heart as only a “school” is to sell it short. Sacred Heart is family. It is a place where each individual, no matter their role, works and grows together. This sense of unity is the key to a truly unique and purposeful environment where work, heart, and play coexist. These conditions afforded me a great many opportunities for personal development that I otherwise wouldn’t have experienced.”
~ Richard Drake ‘12


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5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1X8
(902) 422-4459