Diocese of Harrisburg: Education Mission Statement

Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Harrisburg supports their Catholic Schools by promoting the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of students in an environment that is distinctly marked by the values of our Catholic faith.


We Believe:

  1. Every Child is a gift from God
  2. Parents are the primary educators of their children
  3. Teachers are a partner with the family in the educational process
  4. Every person must be treated with dignity, respect, and care
  5. The school is rooted in the life of the parish

As the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Harrisburg, we envision education as a lifelong process that can actualize the full human and spiritual potential of all people, calling them to discover, internalize, proclaim, and live the Gospel message and to grow in faith.

Message from Blessed John Paul II

"Catholic education is, above all, a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others... Those who have been baptized must be made ever more aware of the gift of faith that they have received, they must learn to adore the Father in spirit and in truth, and they must be trained to live the newness of Christian life in justice and in the holiness of truth. These are indeed the essential aims of Catholic education. To foster and promote them give meaning to the Catholic school; it spells out the dignity of the vocation of Catholic educators. It is above all a question of communicating Christ, and helping his uplifting Gospel to take root in the hearts of the faithful. Be strong therefore, in pursuing these goals. The cause of Catholic education is the cause of Jesus Christ and his Gospel at the service of man." 

Pope John Paul II

Nation's Report Card

NAEP: 2011 Reading and Mathematics

National Assessment of Educational Progress

The full reports are available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/main2011/2012458.pdf




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



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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.