Support Us

Why Give

As a not-for-profit, independent school we receive no outside funding and rely instead on the generosity of our community. Our gratitude, as a result, knows no bounds.


amount raised at Bursary Dinner since 2010


to annually maintain & improve SHSH facilities


single largest gift to the 2018-19 Annual Giving Fund
The Sacred Heart community is a giving one — generous with time and spirit. And money. Why do we need additional resources above and beyond our tuition fees? It’s a good question. It’s because tuition only covers about 90% of our expenses — things like salaries, books, and supplies. The gaps — things like innovative new technology, professional development, and the operation of our historic and iconic building — aren’t covered, and yet they’re crucial.

In addition, and as an inclusive school that seeks both ethnic and socio-economic diversity, we manage a robust Bursary Program that provides needs-based funding for students who are interested in a Sacred Heart education but may not be able to afford it.

Ways to Give

Annual Giving

A top priority for Sacred Heart is the ongoing advancement of technology (instructional resources and infrastructure), and the preservation of our historic property. Our Annual Giving Fund directly benefits our students and faculty. This fund allows Sacred Heart to acquire the latest tools for learning, and to ensure that our campus supports learning, play, and growth in a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment. We look to the Annual Giving Fund to help fill the gap between tuition income and operating expenses, especially in the areas of technology and facilities.

Bursary Fund

Sacred Heart values diversity in our student body. Our Bursary Fund provides needed financial support for families who qualify for aid and are a terrific fit for our school, both academically and with our mission. Contributions can be made to the Bursary Fund throughout the year. Some people make gifts to the bursary program to honour or remember a special event or person. Annually, we have a Sacred Heart Bursary Dinner & Auction to raise money for this fund.

Planned Giving

Our Planned Giving Program invites benefactors to consider a bequest to the Sacred Heart School of Halifax in their will or through another planned giving avenue. A bequest can be for an unrestricted or designated gift, in the form of cash, property or appreciated securities, life insurance or other assets, or it can be specified as a residual legacy. To enhance estate/income tax planning, a tax receipt for the full value of a bequest can be provided to the donor’s estate. Bequests are not irreversible gifts, and can be amended. When received, donations may remain anonymous, be acknowledged in memoriam, or celebrated on the donor recognition wall at the School.

Dare To Be Capital Campaign

Our motto Verax Tum Audax calls on us to Dare to Be True, and so we have dared to envision an even stronger future. We have created a shared vision for our School that leverages the fundamental values and advantages of a Sacred Heart education, which in turn has become our Dare to Be Capital Campaign - a $6M initiative focused on the three strategic pillars of Campus Renewal, Access to Learning, and Program Enrichment. Learn more here.

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