University Counselling

Well Prepared

Virtually all of our Sacred Heart graduates go on to a university education. We ensure their success by providing University Preparation for all students, starting with a senior high orientation session in Grade 9. Students are encouraged to plan for their future, listening and learning from senior high students and recent graduates about how they can start preparing for their post-secondary years. Students are supported in developing a strong and well-rounded résumé through leadership and volunteer experience, with the understanding these are essential if students want to be considered for any substantial university scholarships or awards in their Grade 12 year.

In Grade 11, some students write PSAT exams to give them an opportunity to experience lengthy multiple choice testing. Their scores show how they compare with college-bound students at their grade level. Students receive results individually, with an opportunity to discuss their strengths and limitations.

Once in Grade 12, students have a compulsory University Preparation course for one period each week. Individual counselling and ongoing guidance is also provided on a regular basis. Sacred Heart graduates are encouraged to apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards.

Overall, students leave Sacred Heart fully equipped to engage in a successful and fulfilling post-secondary academic experience. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

Our graduating Class of 2017 is a remarkable group of young women and men who have earned over $1,300,000 in scholarship offers.  

Scholarships Awarded Include:
Queen's University Chancellor's Scholarship
Duquesne University Highest Scholarship
Duquesne University Enrolment Management Award
Hellmuth Scholarship at Huron University College at Western University
Acadia University - The Daughters of Ada and Thomas Wallace Scholarship
Oberlin Dean Scholarship
Oberlin College Grant
Glenn Gould School of Music Scholarship
Marie Evangeline Kennedy Miller Prize
First Year Residence Award at Mount Allison University
Joanne Lynn Scott Memorial Award
University of Toronto President's Scholarship
C. David Naylor Scholarship, University of Toronto
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award, University of Toronto
Royal Canadian Legion, Halifax Award
Saint Mary's University President's Scholarship
Schulich Leader Nominee, University of Toronto
Environment Scholarship from Waterloo University
Saint Mary's of Notre Dame Presidents' Scholarship

Entrance and Academic Scholarships from: Acadia University, Duquesne University, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, Mount Allison University, Saint Mary's University, McGill University, Carleton University, Saint Leo University, St. Francis Xavier University, University of Guelph, Wilfred Laurier University, University of Waterloo, Queens University, and McMaster University

Their destinations for next year include: Acadia University, Carlton University, Concordia University, Dalhousie University, Duquesne University, Huron University, McGill University, Mount Allison University,  Ryerson University, St. Francis Xavier University, St. Mary's University, University of Guelph, University of Regina, University of Toronto, Waterloo University, and the Glen Gould School of Music.