School Details

Sacred Heart School

308 Spring Ave, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-3655

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-6 200 students 10 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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About this school

Sacred Heart School is a private elementary school in Troy. The principal of Sacred Heart School is Ms.Susan K. Holland, whose e-mail is 200 students attend Sacred Heart School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Sacred Heart School is 10:1. Ps 16 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 86% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Hispanic 2% %
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are looking for a school that is family oriented that have staff that go out of their way to be kind and loving to faculty children and families then look no further than Sacred Heart School in Troy NY. Having gone to Catholic school my whole life I learned the importance of not only academic learning but the importance of character education as well. And you just do not see that in public schools. There is a respect at Sacred Heart among teachers faculty and children and they don't just "talk the talk " they "walk the walk." Right now I am substitute teaching at Sacred Heart. I have worked many places and none compare with Sacred Heart. I tell anyone who will listen just what a great school it is. The teachers have a passion for teaching and they breathe that passion into their students. If I had school aged children and was debating where to send them for their education it would be Sacred Heart in Troy. Children need to know how to live good lives and how to give back. They will learn this at Sacred Heart in addition to academics. Kudos to Sacred Heart for remaining to be the hidden treasure of Troy.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sacred Heart School is one of the best financial and academic decisions my husband and I made. We have two daughters that attend there; one in third grade and one in the Early Childhood UPK Program. Our daughters have learned so much that we continue to be blown away by the staff and their daily academics. The girls' academics are up to date with the most extensive Common Core Standards which have helped my daughter in third grade be all the more comfortable when taking the New York State exams. We are pleased with the fact that faith plays a wonderful role in their daily lives. The faculty and staff treat all who enter Sacred Heart with the utmost respect and willingness to help. My girls are thrilled that with budget cuts that are affecting the public schools that our school still offers all our "Special" classes on a daily basis (Music Physical Education Art Library Spanish and Technology).We would have never expected this school to exceed our expectations but we have been blown away by our daughters' successes! Sacred Heart holds true to its motto "A small school with a big heart!"

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is not what it was. There is a lack in leadership and authority. Situations between students are poorly handled if they are handled at all it usually is when a parent complains even then not much gets done. Teachers choose favorites they will listen to one student over another. Sometimes not allowing some children to tell their side or telling that child they can't be trusted. When in all reality this is done for political reasons. The children are constantly criticized there is no constructive criticism. The way some teachers speak act and dress are totally inappropriate for a catholic school. The diocese should really take a closer look. Don't think the personnel will treat your child with the same respect as when you are there because their demeanor drastically changes when your not. If your looking for a good school to send your child think again about this one they let anyone go here so you will find the same issues that most public schools have. I am sorry I spent the amount of money I have just to have my children tell me how much they hate their school. If it wasn't for the fact they have made many friends I would have pulled them from here.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children have attended Sacred Heart School for 7 years. It it the most wonderful experience and have not had one regret.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grand child started school here in the 4th grade .I can not thank them enough she did great if I could rate this school on a scale from one to ten I would give the school a rating of a ten thank you very much for everything you did.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has thrived at Sacred Heart. In my view there is no better school in the Capital District. Small classes excellent academics caring staff. Homework/projects which are not 'busy work.' Teachers who go above and beyond. Worth every penny.

  • (7 years ago)

    We could not have chosen a better school for our child. The faculty and administration all support our children's growth acadmic achievement and Catholic identity. There are opportunities for gifted and struggling students. All one has to do is ask and the faculty and administartion put their heads together and make a plan. We do not regret the sacrifices we have made to send our child to Sacred Heart (Pre K - 6th grade).

  • (7 years ago)

    A nice small school. I love Fr. Vaughn Mrs. Nixon Mrs. McCaffery. Generally an enthusiastic staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    great administration wonderful children exemplory programs and true Catholic spirit shown especially by the students. I encourage all to attend their annual live nativity pageant to fully appreciate all this school has to offer!

  • (8 years ago)

    This a Catholic School that keeps the traditions of our Faith while preparing children for living that Faith in the future. The principal is a living example of strong Faith forward thinking highly informed and educated. She is dedicated to keeping this school at a high standard. What a great role model!

  • (9 years ago)

    The academics are very good although it is lacking for the students that need more of a challenge. They do provide music art spanish and PE. Many parents are involved and the numbers are increasing with a new PSA in place.

  • (11 years ago)

    The principal is a class act.! Totally up all the time and the positive attitude trickles down to the teachers and parents!

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(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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