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Why SHS?

Why SHS?

A Parent's Perspective

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The SHS Promise

Your child will be known,
your child will be loved,
your child will be offered the
best opportunities to achieve
his or her highest potential.

The Sacred Heart Difference:

How We Educate the Whole Child

Accredited Academic Curriculum and Teaching Methods

We do not follow the "Common Core" curriculum, but rather take a more traditional approach with a proven track record for success. Our teachers are not "teaching to the standardized test", so they are able to retain all creativity in teaching. Nationally normed standardized testing (NWEA) is conducted each Fall and Spring for grades 2-8.


Our technology classes include STEAM and our computer lab is enhanced with laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, robots and 3D printers. All Jr. High classes have STEM incorporated into their science curriculum.

Community Service

Eighth grade students are required to perform 10 hours of community service with many of the events organized by our Student Leadership Council. All grades are exposed to school wide community service projects and encouraged to think of others' needs. Examples include: food drives, visits to local nursing homes, Pease Greeters, 68 Hours of Hunger, Pennies for Patients, community clean-up, and Adopt-A-Grandparent. 

Nurturing Learning Environment

Talented, dedicated, caring and certified teachers and staff working in partnership with families for the success of each child.


Catholic Christian Values and Virtues Project

We foster a culture of  leadership and encourage service  and compassion in every student.
For the last four years we have engaged in a school-wide Virtues Project. Each month we focus on a different virtue in the classroom and then meet once a month as a school community to discuss and act out ways to implement that virtue in our lives.
We also incorporate the Choose Love Movement which nicely compliments our Virtues Project.


Outdoor Green Space

Large outdoor green space includes multi-age playground equipment, as well as a full-size field.


Buddy Program

Our Buddy Program matches older students with younger ones to encourage multi-age relationships between the grades. Buddies sit with one another at monthly Mass and school-wide events.


Afterschool Enrichment Programs

Drama Club - Band Lessons - Choir - Lego Club (to name a few)

Jr. High Sports

Soccer - Basketball - Track - Baseball - Ski Club
SHS has an on-campus indoor gymnasium and outdoor soccer field.

Call 603-925-3254 to schedule a tour!

A Warm Welcome...

We like to think of SHS as a "continuation of home".  A warm, caring and safe environment allows each student to flourish academically, socially and emotionally. We see the high potential inside every student. Our challenge is to make sure each child sees that too.

Our strong, traditional, academic curriculum is complemented with classes in art, computers (which incorporates STEAM), library, music and  PE.

We are proud that our academic curriculum and teaching methods merit accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 

We offer small class size; low student to teacher ratios; dedicated, certified and caring teachers; a full-time nurse; a gymnasium, hot lunch program,  After Care and plenty of outdoor green space. 

As the school of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, SHS is blessed to have priests, sisters, and parishioners who take an active interest in supporting our students and our school.

You have our personal invitation to see our school in action. Please call (603) 926-3254 to schedule a tour.

We look forward to welcoming you in person!