Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School

53 Lynde Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-0950

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 174 students 17 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School is a private middle school in Gardner. 174 children attend Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School is 17:1. Holy Family Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 78% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 11% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is our child's third year at Sacred Heart School and we could not be happier with the quality of education she is receiving as well as her development into a caring compassionate person. We have always felt that the teachers and administration have an open door policy and will be available to discuss anything with you. The teachers thus far have been amazing. The dedication to the school and children is evident and their ability to teach to the child as a whole rather than to a test is exactly what we were looking for in an education for our child. I have to say I am disappointed in the one review with one star because it seems as thought the rating was based on the fees/tuition that is required but it is a given when you choose to send your child to a private school. Our family has felt that the amount of tuition we pay is well worth the investment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I enrolled my daughter because we are Catholic and we are not happy with our area school. SHS was very welcoming. The class sizes are great. The teachers are the best part! Now what I didn't like. If you want to get out of paying a $500 fee as a parent you have to volunteer doing Bingo the Fall Festival and various other activities. I couldn't do it I had to work. There are a lot of expences for trips fund raisers needed supplies costumes that you have to purchase. Also the hot lunch choises I was very unhappy with. towards the end of the year S HS switched to Papa Gino's with some days of only meat selections. My child hates meats and loved salad. So I wasn't happy with this. Very unhealthy for a private school trying to promote healthy eating habits. They always wanted money from us! The uniforms are ourtagiously overpriced. You can only get them at one location which is ridiculous. My child had peoblems with bullying at the school and she was in one of the lower grades. The way the school is run is not to my liking. I went to a great catholic school and loved it. SHS is run in a much different way. The education is the only thing great about it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our daughter is in her third year of attending Sacred Heart. The school has an amazing mix of excellent teaching a wonderful loving and freindly staff a very caring and hardworking principal and parent involvement. We can not wait until our younger son starts Kindergarten next year!! The school has become part of our lives to the extent that we consider it family. The sense of community is priceless.

  • (6 years ago)

    We also have two children at Sacred Heart. Our only regret is that we did not relize what an excellent school it is until our older children were in high school. The safe environment allows for each child to grow as individuals in a way I did not see at other schools. Academically Sacred Heart exceeds the local elementary school by far.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have 2 children enrolled at Sacred Heart and can't say enough about how thrilled we are with our choice. The smaller size and high quality of educators make all the difference. You won't find a school that cares so much about your child anywhere else. Excellent music athletic and art programs and high standards for a well-rounded education. Probably the best field trips in the region as well! 80 years of service community & faith! )

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