Welcome to Sacred Heart Area School…

Welcome families and thank you for visiting the Sacred Heart Area School website!  We hope it is useful for you in learning about our school, and invites you to consider making our school your family’s choice.  We want you to see the positive impact our Catholic school has had, and will continue to have on the lives of our students.  In today’s secular “me oriented” society, our children need a faith based education more than everAt SHAS, children receive a solid foundation in Faith to build a lifetime of happiness and hope while building a strong relation with God and each other, in Morals to learn right from wrong and to be a great citizen, in Discipline to do what is right and to be our best, and in Knowledge to give us the tools to succeed into the future.  We welcome all families to learn more about our school, study what sets us apart from the rest, and to make the most informed choice for your children’s future.  May God bless you and your families this year!  Charles Durham, Principal

Our Staff

Sacred Heart Area School Mission Statement

In sharing our Catholic faith in Christ, we foster spiritual and academic formation in a positive and welcoming atmosphere that reflects love and respect for all.


Sacred Heart Area School is accredited by MNSAA (Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association), with curriculum aligned to the Diocese of St. Cloud and the Minnesota academic standards.

“From the first moment that a student sets foot in a Catholic School, he or she ought to have the impression of entering a new environment, one illuminated by the light of faith, and having its own unique characteristics.”

-Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School

Our History

Sacred Heart Area School was founded in September 1914.  The school, church, and parish center originally shared the same building.  In 1917, the current church was built, while the school remained in the original building.  In 1925, this facility had become too small because student enrollment had increased. It was decided to build a new school on the original site at that time. This is the same building that is still in use today.

Our school has a long history of academic excellence and holds a prominent place in area parishes and the community.

Sacred Heart offers a variety of student activities: