Sacred Heart of Jesus School


Our School: A Brief History


Sacred Heart of Jesus School opened its doors in the late 1870's. Father Enders added two school houses to either side of the Church yard. By 1902, part of the rectory was torn down to make way for school classrooms. The Parish Hall was erected in 2000 by the faithful dedication of the Sacred Heart Community and Parish. It added a gymnasium, stage, classrooms, and lunch room to our school. The current classrooms were also renovated at this time. The school has been continuously staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph who still volunteer and serve our school.


Mission Statement


We, at Sacred Heart School, nurture and educate each child to be lifelong learners who value the sanctity of life, and endeavor to grow in and defend the Catholic faith.  We strive to continue our rich heritage of religious and academic excellence in a Christ-filled environment, both now and for the future.

What can you expect at Sacred Heart?

  • Daily religious instruction highlighted by regular celebration of the Holy Mass and instruction by seminarians from Mt. St. Mary’s College
  • Appropriate class sizes allowing for more individual instruction
  • Experienced, dedicated, fully certified faculty & staff
  • Modern computer lab highlighting a school-wide emphasis on technology in daily assignments
  • Advanced high school level Algebra class at Delone Catholic High School for qualified 8th Grade students
  • Tuition Assistance and Educational Scholarships available
  • Affordable lunch menu
  • School uniform
  • Bus transportation to and from all local school districts


 School Programs

  • Religious Retreats for the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation
  • Prayer Partners
  • Student Council
  • CYO and AACVO Athletics Programs
  • Active participation in Church Liturgies such as Forty Hours and Holy Week
  • Participation in Catholic Schools Week
  • Annual Christmas Concert
  • Field Trips including 8th Grade Class Trip
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Special family-themed days
  • Diocesan academic competitions
  • Community Service & Outreach
  • Remedial Services, Speech Therapy, Psycho-Educational Assessments
  • Specialized areas of interest including World Language, Instructional Support, Technology, Art, Library, Music, and Physical Education

Parent Involvement

  • Development Fund Committee
  • Home & School Association
  • Technology Committee
  • Race For Education Committee
  • Dress Code Committee
  • Lunch Program Committee
  • Discipline Committee
  • Father-Daughter Dance Committee
  • Athletic Association/Sports Leaders/Coaches
  • Mystery Readers
  • Volunteer Aides in the office, classrooms, lunch room, and recess
  • Chaperones


55 Basilica Drive

Hanover, PA 17331



School Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday - Friday










Ms. Dianne Giampietro, Principal


Mrs. Sue Poist, Secretary


Don't throw out those old digitial cameras, cell phones or empty ink & toner cartridges! Send them into school and we earn credit for every item we recycle. Every qualifying item you send in has a cash value that's credited to our online account. Also important is the knowledge that everything you send to FundingFactory is responsibly recycled or remanufactured. Please call the school office if you have any questions.


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SHS Enrollment Code



 Delone Catholic

High School

Sacred Heart School has been Re-Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools. Sacred Heart School received re-accreditation on May 1, 2016.