Sacred Heart Academy

3515 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
(313) 229-0618

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 10 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

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About this school

Sacred Heart Academy is a private middle school in Tampa.Students here identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Sacred Heart Academy is 10:1. Memorial Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% %
Hispanic 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is a place that all people love. It was truly a place a home i myself went went their. It has so much history no other school can compete with that. Sure other schools have bigger classes and bigger things more tech. but what other schools really don't have is loving teachers and so many things to do. It's home to me how about you?

  • (4 years ago)

    There is nothing to not like about this school! Small classes great teachers morals and love are what make this school the perfect choice for anyone's child. My children have been there or several years and absolutely LOVE it!

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful school teachers are great staff is amazing and most important my children feel like they are at home.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Makes you feel like family. Cares about the students and academics are outstanding. A+ school!

  • (5 years ago)

    A true gem! This school has it all - excellent academics teachers passionate about education students respected as individuals with a strong Franciscan led faith-base AND small class sizes. The historic school buildings are charming giving a true sense of Tampa history. Every child should have an opportunity to attend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is an excellent place for children. The staff is caring and helps all the children adjust to all things life can throw at them. God Bless them ALL

  • (5 years ago)

    I can't begin to express my love for SHA! My son is in EC3 and absolutely loves going to school. Miss Carol is a GOD spend to early education never would I have thought at the age of 3 1/2 my son would be writing his name. The office staff is warm and compassionate to your family needs. This is the best kept secret of Tampa Bay. They say you should never judge a book by it's cover and this couldn't be more true of SHA. Once you move past the neighborhood you will find a tight nit Christian school striving to excel our children. I couldn't be more happy!

  • (5 years ago)

    Sacred Heart is an AMAZING school. I work downtown and the school is minutes away with a terrific after school program. My son is in EC-3 and has simply blossomed at this school. I highly recommend it to any parents working downtown who are looking for a safe and quality school (not simply daycare) for their children.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the type of school that all parents wish for - its small the ratio of teacher to student is excellent the family atmosphere with the parents and teachers is excellent. They have everything that a student needs to excel and become a young productive individual in our society. This school lacks nothing in morales and academics. My heart is with this quite hidden away school. Only wish that I could have went there when I was a student. Its a school from the early days where the teachers and the students respect each other and never a hash word spoken. God Bless

  • (5 years ago)

    Small classes Christian environment associated with a Franciscan parish a principal who loves and charishes all her students. My son went there K-8.

  • (6 years ago)

    sacred heart is not down town it is on Florida avenue near mlk i went there for 8 yrs it is my fondest memories and the teachers student and catholic teachings were greatly appreciated.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school excellent teachers countless events and programms and extremely good food they have there own caterer.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Sacred heart Academy and absoleutly LOVED was the best..i highly recommend it!

  • (7 years ago)

    Sacred Heart Academy is one of the best kept secrets in downtown Tampa. The school has an excellent academic reputation which should come as no surprise since over 50% of the teachers hold a master's degree. It is conveniently located to those of us that work downtown and has on campus after school care until 6 00 p.m.

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