About Us

Sacred Heart Northshore is a private Catholic school, located in the quaint and welcoming heart of Winnetka, Illinois and focused on educating the hearts and minds of students from age three through 8th grade. Sacred Heart is a ministry of the Divine Mercy Parish and a member of the Archdiocese of Chicago. 


Since 1902, Sacred Heart has provided generations of students with an exceptional academic foundation as well as one which is deeply rooted in values, faith, and service.

Our mission is to inspire minds and shape hearts in a faith-filled, supportive community, focusing on the whole child throughout their educational journey - from their earliest years through 8th grade. 


Student life extends beyond the classroom with after-school care, enrichment programs, and a teacher-supervised Homework Lab, as well as fine arts, STEAM, and athletic offerings. 

Sacred Heart graduates go on to matriculate into exceptional private high schools like Loyola Academy, Lake Forest Academy, and Woodland Academy, and then on to top-tier universities including: Boston College, Harvard, Marquette, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, USC, and Yale.

Academic Excellence through Individualized Attention
Our students thrive under a faculty of teachers who are committed to continuous improvement through ongoing professional development, networking opportunities, and research.
Students benefit from cross-grade level opportunities as well as small homeroom class sizes, ensuring that each student receives individualized attention and support. Our highly specialized Student Services Department provides additional support to teachers and learners, ensuring that each unique child’s needs are met.
As testimony to our track record of academic excellence, Sacred Heart received designation as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2018 - a rare and prestigious honor that recognizes only the highest-performing public and non-public schools across the country. 

Educational Leader in Technology and Innovation


Sacred Heart is a 9X recipient of the Apple Distinguished School designation, as a result of our innovative and successful integration of technology in and out of the classroom.

Foundation in Faith-Inspired Development & Community
Our faith and values are interwoven throughout each and every day and interaction in addition to more formalized opportunities including service and outreach projects, religion classes, and weekly school mass - setting a solid foundation for a life based in faith and Christian values.
In addition, Prayer Families, led by our 8th graders and comprised of students from each grade, meet monthly, and further increase cross-grade connectivity and community.