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 of school.  We want you to see the positive impact our Catholic school has had, and will continue to have on the lives of our students, and for you to know you are wanted and welcome to become part or our family.  In today’s secular “me oriented” society, our children need a faith based education more than everAt SHAS children are formed from 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!  Jim Opelia, Principal

Our Staff



Sacred Heart Area School Mission Statement

As believers in God and moved by the power of the Holy Spirit, we foster spiritual and academic formation of our students in a positive, welcoming atmosphere that reflects a respect for all.

Sacred Heart Area School is Accredited by MNSAA (MN Nonpublic School Accrediting Association) Curriculum aligned with 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 one building. In 1917, a new church was built, while the school remained in the original building. In 1925, this facility became too small, because student enrollment increased. It was decided to build a new school 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 community.

Sacred Heart offers a variety of student activities: