Sacred Heart was more than just my high school, it was my home. Sacred Heart gave me the education and the confidence to thrive and succeed in college, and eventually in my current role at the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. The teachers that supported me throughout my time at the Heart and the friends that I made and have kept through college and beyond were the most valuable assets I had as I navigated the transition into adulthood. I am grateful every day that myself and my siblings were able to go to Sacred Heart, and I truly believe that those four years made me the person I have grown to be. I still know that I can turn to Sacred Heart for support and a place to call home- because I continue to do so to this day.
Class of 2010
When I entered Sacred Heart High School, my dream came true! Sacred Heart High School commits to Learning, Spirit, and Service in so many ways. The school feels like a family. We watch out for each otherand truly care about each other. Everyone has a friend. Our President Mrs. Regan, our Principal Mr. Azzara, and all of the teachers know each of us well and want us to succeed. Their doors are ALWAYS open to us. I am very active at the Heart, participating in cheerleading, in the Art club, and in the choir. I also serve as a Student Ambassador. Our choir was blessed to be able to participate at the installation mass of Archbishop Blair. We also sang at the annual Alumni Awards dinner and at the Mass and new cross lighting ceremony at Holy Land. Come be part of our sacred Heart High School family I know you, too, will be amazed at what our school has to offer!
Class of 2016
Academic excellence, community involvement, athletics and Christian-based learning all make Sacred Heart High School a top notch school. But what makes Sacred Heart High School a GREAT school is the sense of family one feels the minute a person walks through the door. Whether you are a student, a parent, a grandparent, or a friend, it is hard not to feel a part of a larger extended family. You become a part of the Heart where students thrive and strive to do their best in a challenging, yet nurturing, atmosphere. Students are encouraged to excel at anything and everything the school has to offer!
Mr. James and Kristen Vaillancourt
Alum and Parents of Carlie ’14, Maryn ‘15, and Jack ’18
James and Kristen Vaillancourt
Sacred Heart High School has been a very important part of our family for many years. Gina was a graduate in 1982, and we both wanted our three children to become members of the Sacred Heart family and have the benefits of a Sacred Heart education.
We believe that the Sacred Heart experience offers close personal attention that develops the whole person in a safe and a supportive environment. This experience afforded each of our children opportunities to participate and to contribute according to their specific interests and abilities, both academically and in extracurricular activities.
The educational background and confidence that our two older children gained at Sacred Heart helped them be successful in their college careers. Their Sacred Heart education prepared them very well to make the transition to college life, both academically and emotionally. We are sure it will do the same for our youngest. We are very grateful to Sacred Heart High School for all it has done for our family.
Mr. Douglas and Gina Wright Donato ‘82
Alum and Parents of Douglas ’09, Julie ’10 and Mary ‘14
Douglas and Gina Wright Donato
When we think about Sacred Heart High School, words like family, faith and foundation come to mind. The Heart has served the educational needs of our families over multiple generations. It has always been great fun sharing memories with other family members that have passed through the same halls. Just as importantly though, Sacred Heart has become a family of its own. Each graduate shares the bond of family like no other school we’ve ever known. We feel extremely privileged to be a part of this close-knit community.
Our parents worked very hard to put us through Sacred Heart. They knew that the life values and the faith-based education so important to them would be reinforced on a daily basis by the dedicated teachers and staff. Whether our goals were for college or graduate school, work, or family, Sacred Heart provided the community, the faith, and the foundation we needed to succeed in all of our life endeavors. With much pride, we have watched the next generation of family members attend and graduate from Sacred Heart, absolutely confident that the Heart has prepared them well.
As we look back, we realize that our years at Sacred Heart not only prepared us to be successful in college, but also set a standard for how to live our lives. The morals and the values instilled at the Heart have influenced us throughout our academic, professional, and personal lives. Our core beliefs - the value of a good education, the importance of community service, and the drive to be ethical individuals, are all fundamentals we learned while attending Sacred Heart.
Attorney Paul ’79 & Karyn (Iadarola) Iannaccone ’82
Advancement Leadership Committee