Elementary School (P-6)

Children arrive at school full of questions. We work to help them keep this wild curiosity alive while seeking answers and building a knowledge base for future learning.
In our Elementary School, we teach the whole child, encouraging healthy development in language, cognition, and physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth, because we know children need and deserve balance in their lives.

Our co-ed Elementary School is a thriving and nurturing environment, where every child is known, where love and joy are abundant, and teachers work in partnership with parents. We intentionally make the best use of instructional time through blocks of reading, writing, and math every day. And at the same time, we value and support learning across many disciplines. Our students engage in physical education, music, science, religion, social studies, art, and healthy living. We also teach them civility - kindness and gratitude are part of our daily life.

We provide age-appropriate French instruction to serve our students’ developmental needs. Love of language is introduced in Junior Primary and Primary. The bilingual program of Grades 1 and 2, with half-day English and half-day French, provides a solid foundation of oral fluency and confidence. Building on this, our daily academic core French class in Grades 3 through 6 sets our students on the path to achieving their French fluency diploma in High School.
We set aside time for play because we know that much learning happens during that unstructured time. It’s crucial for healthy social-emotional development, now more than ever in this digital world. We offer a myriad of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including Battle of the Books, intramural sports, choir, Beginner Band, performing arts, karate, yoga, Running Club, and Mandarin Chinese, although this year some of these activities may be postponed, presented virtually, or adapted due to COVID-19. 

We have a 7:1 student teacher ratio and are blessed with a vibrant and healthy mix of young and long-serving faculty. Our team of skilled, caring, and deeply-committed educators - which includes our Principal, Learning Strategist and Dean of Students - work collaboratively to ensure that students’ academic and social-emotional needs are addressed. 

See the Elementary School in action — book a tour, or let one of our Student Angels guide your child through an entire day. Come see what makes us so special.
Curriculum Guide - Elementary School
“Sacred Heart has taught me the value of friendships and started me on my journey of learning. The academics, extracurricular activities, community, campus, and teachers are amazing! It’s all you will ever need.”
- Aidan Eisan ‘24
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5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1X8
(902) 422-4459