September 29, 2016
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5820 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS   B3H 1X8

Phone: 902-422-4459

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Sacred Heart School of Halifax is an Independent Catholic school that educates students intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically in a caring and trusting environment. Our heritage and Sacred Heart spirit inspire commitment to value-based education relevant to a pluralistic student body. Our dedicated faculty and staff foster a caring atmosphere in which a sense of self-discipline and academic excellence abound. Creativity, discovery and energy are evident as you walk through our school. Sacred Heart School of Halifax is a registered historic building situated across from the Public Gardens, within easy walking distance of libraries, museums, sports facilities, and art galleries.

Sacred Heart School is the oldest school in Halifax having operated on Spring Garden Road since 1849. Over the years many changes have been made to the building, including the addition of several wings, and the removal of a wing. In September of 2009, a brand new building to house Fountain Academy of the Sacred Heart, boys' high school, opened adjacent to the original building. It was designed to complement the old world charm of Sacred Heart School.

Serving: Girls, Ages 4-18, Day Boys, Ages 4-18, Day


Anne Wachter
Patricia Nichols
Assistant to the Headmistress
Stephen Tugwell
Principal, Elementary School
Robert Marchand
Principal / Deputy Head
Jenny Wright
Principal, Grades 7-12 Girls/Boys
Alison Boyer
International Student Director
Robyn Erickson
Admissions Director
Brian Lumsden
Director of Facilities and Technology
Barbara Martell
Communications Manager
Sheryl Penny
Director of Finance and Administration
Miriam Regan
Director of Advancement
Charlotte Riley
Exchange Coordinator; Girls Grades 7-12
Monica Rojo
Exchange Coordinator; Boys Grades 7-12
Anna Stuart
Board Chair