Message from the Principal - Sacred Heart High School - Waterbury, CT

Message from the Principal

Dear Friends of Sacred Heart:

Over four decades ago when I was a member of the class of 1967, who would have ever envisioned, including our esteemed principal Father Blanchfield, that one day I would return to my alma mater as principal and help  lead our school into the 21st century?  Well, as fate would have it, I was afforded this exciting opportunity on July 1, 2010.

I returned to the Heart after a fulfilling thirty-five year career as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal in the Waterbury Public School System.  As I began my reunion with Sacred Heart, I recognized that The Heart is a very special family and that there is this common bond of fraternity which unites all of us to make this wonderful school so unique.  As you know, the hallmark of this great school has always been, and continues to be, that no matter how much time passes or how far away we might venture, we are inevitably all drawn back home to Sacred Heart.

Today, Sacred Heart continues to serve over three hundred fifty families from the Greater Waterbury community.  Each student brings with them special attributes and qualities that embellish the diverse mosaic that is truly Sacred Heart.  With a shared vision for continuing to make Sacred Heart the finest educational institution in the area, Mrs. Regan and I have been hard at work enhancing an already rich curriculum.  We have realigned our math curriculum and increased our Advanced Placement offerings.  We have also implemented a number of new initiatives including:

  • An Accelerated Math Program – Freshmen Honor Students
  • SAT Prep Courses – Freshmen Honor Students
  • A Four Year Community Service Requirement for Graduation
  • Opportunities for Cooperative Learning with area schools
  • A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Program

This is only the beginning of many new offerings that we hope to incorporate into the Program of Studies over the next several years.  The valuable lessons learned while I was a student at Sacred Heart are profound to say the least.  It is now my opportunity to thank “The Heart” for all it has given me and to afford our students new vistas to make them moral, productive members of a global society.

 

Respectfully,

Anthony R. Azzara ’67

It was the four year experience that solidified Dionne’s (and my own) appreciation of how special Sacred Heart High School truly is. SHHS is a place where traditions of excellence are embedded in every facet of the school.
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SHHS will be forever instilled in my heart. The love and the respect between the faculty and students is a bond that is very rare. SHHS has opened its arms to my family, and I am forever grateful.
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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.
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Sacred Heart High School offers many opportunities for student involvement in co-curricular activities, athletics, and student outreach programs. Service to others is one of the most outstanding qualities Sacred Heart has to offer and, more importantly, takes pride in!
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Guided by a foundation of excellence that is second to none, the Heart is the finest choice for those wishing to pursue a Catholic education. It is a great honor and a privilege that I associate my name with Sacred Heart High School...
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The sense of belonging to The Heart community was immediate and any worries about their transition to high school were immediately put to rest.
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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.
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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.
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Spirit can be defined as a strong loyalty or dedication. At Sacred Heart, spirit is at the core of all that we do. As a recent graduate, I saw the strength of Spirit at “the Heart” throughout my four years.
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Sacred Heart High School has truly been very instrumental in my life... The values that were instilled in each of us, along with the fine education that I received from dedicated faculty and staff, continue to be meaningful today.
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The school feels like a family. We watch out for each otherand truly care about each other... Come be part of our sacred Heart High School family I know you, too, will be amazed at what our school has to offer!
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Sacred Heart High School is not just a building. It is an investment in life that continues to pay dividends... The Sacred Heart experience is an immersion in a family which will stay with you forever.
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Sacred Heart High School offers students a supportive environment where they can grow and excel in academics, grow in self-confidence, and grow in faith, all of which were so important to our family.
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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.
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At Sacred Heart High School, being a student-athlete allowed me to develop leadership skills and instilled in me a passion for success!
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Sacred Heart’s rigorous academic program, combined with its nurturing and spiritual learning environment, provided me with the knowledge, the values, and the social maturity that I needed to be successful in college, in law school, and in my legal career.
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