The mission of Sacred Heart Villa is to provide an exceptional educational program rooted in strong Catholic values and dedicated to the total intellectual, spiritual, physical, social and emotional development of young children.
Established and directed by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, all programs at Sacred Heart Villa provide a safe and nurturing environment and a developmentally-appropriate curriculum while fostering a positive self-image and a strong Catholic identity for young children.
Several times a week, the children are taken in small groups to the Atrium room for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd class. What is an Atrium? Children gather in a room that is a prepared environment. Beautiful and simple materials fill the room and help the children draw near to God. In the early church, the atrium was the place where the catechumens gathered for their preparation. In the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the atrium becomes a special place where the children can be introduced to the large worshipping community.
Reggio Emilia is an inspired child-centered teaching philosophy used at Sacred Heart Villa. This education style is based on the core principal that each child should be respected, and his or her rights and interests should be recognized. We, at Sacred Heart Villa, feel that this Reggio-inspired philosophy enhances our current curriculum, and fits well with our Catholic mission.
Sacred Heart Villa has a certified outdoor classroom through Nature Explore. Lessons that are taught inside can be taught outside in a natural setting. Children learn to respect creation and to become comfortable with the natural world.
Our families represent a diverse community of different race, ethnicity, and religious beliefs. We are a Catholic school, a ministry of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and as such, we teach the Catholic faith, though we accept children of all religious backgrounds.
2108 Macklind Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110