Performing Arts

learning to be

Sacred Heart’s exceptionally strong performing arts program develops students with outstanding ability to act, sing, dance, and speak. Many of our extracurricular activities are designed to hone public speaking and performance skills, helping your child attain a degree of sell-confidence that will support their academic and professional careers their entire lives.
Music is often at the heart of our school’s culture. Combining ensemble and harmony singing, our Choral musical presentations in the Senior School include an Advent Service of Readings and Carols, and a Spring concert. We offer girls' and boys' liturgy choirs, while our all-girls choral group and co-ed choir regularly perform at public venues. Our Band program offers three levels of instruction - Beginner (Grade 6), Intermediate (Grade 7) and Senior Band (Grade 8-12). Plus, our Senior School has a house band rock band and even a Jazz Ensemble.
Our Musical Theatre program is akin to a musical adventure! In addition to weekly choral sessions, students sing and perform in lively and entertaining performances combining the best of theatre and music. And budding thespians will be delighted to know the Fall Drama production is a highlight of the school year, often drawing in students who have never considered performing before.
And for those looking to learn the fine art of persuasion or be part of a competitive team, we have an active Debating club (Grade 6-12). Our club participates in many local and national tournaments, including University of Toronto, Queen's University, McGill University and Canadian Nationals. Sacred Heart debaters have the lead the country in accolades as well as participating at several international competitions. Sacred Heart is also a member of the Debate Association of New England Independent Schools, and we host the Donahoe Cup, one of the largest high school tournaments in Canada.