Sacred Heart High School
142 South Elm Street

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United States
Coordinates41°33′6″N 73°2′16″W / 41.55167°N 73.03778°W / 41.55167; -73.03778Coordinates: 41°33′6″N 73°2′16″W / 41.55167°N 73.03778°W / 41.55167; -73.03778
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoLearning, Spirit, Service
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
School districtArchdiocese of Hartford
SuperintendentValerie Mara (interim)
PresidentEileen Reagan
PrincipalAnthony Azzara
Teaching staff30 Full/part-time teachers
Enrollment350 (September 2012)
Average class size21
Color(s)Maroon and gold   
Athletics conferenceNaugatuck Valley League
SportsBoys: football, soccer, cross-country, basketball, swimming, baseball, tennis, cheerleading, indoor track, golf, track & field
Girls: soccer, swimming, cross-country, basketball, softball, cheerleading, golf, indoor track, dance, tennis, track & field, cooperative gymnastics
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
School fees$500

Sacred Heart High School was a private, Roman Catholic high school located in the downtown district in the city of Waterbury, Connecticut. It was in the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.


Sacred Heart was established in 1922 as an all-girls school. The school became coeducational in 1938. Since 1975, the school has been located in the old Waterbury Catholic High School building in downtown Waterbury.[2]


On February 11, 2021, Sacred Heart announced it would be closing at the end of the 2020–2021 school year. The school's president said it was in part due to declining enrollment at the school.[3]



Notable alumni


  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ SHHS. "History of the Heart". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  3. ^ Teresa Pellicano (February 11, 2021). "Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury closing due to steady enrollment decline". WTNH. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  4. ^ "Gary Franks (Opinion): Can my high school be saved?". 27 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Dave Wallace". Retrieved October 27, 2012.