Woodlands Academy belongs to the Network of Sacred Heart Schools
, an association of 24 Sacred Heart schools across the United States and Canada
. Sacred Heart Schools share a belief in the values of Christian education articulated nearly two hundred years ago by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The Goals and Criteria of 2005
, the document that defines the scope and vision of Sacred Heart education in the United States, expresses the present generation of Sacred Heart educators’ commitment to educate students to:
- a personal and active faith in God,
- a deep respect for intellectual values,
- a social awareness which impels to action,
- the building of community as a Christian value, and
- personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
While these five Goals unite the 22 Network schools in the United States, Woodlands Academy and its sister Sacred Heart schools enjoy an even wider affiliation with the people and institutions associated with the Society of the Sacred Heart in 41 countries around the globe. This truly international character of Sacred Heart education helps to foster an important global awareness in our students as we strive to build a more just world.
The Sacred Heart Network provides a means for mutual support and development among Woodlands and other member schools through shared intellectual, spiritual, and other resources. Network schools have numerous opportunities to collaborate. Faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees participate in national Network meetings, workshops, and seminars. The Network affords Sacred Heart students an array of unique educational opportunities, including award-winning Network summer service programs, national and international exchange programs, group workshops, and opportunities to use shared technology resources, such as distance learning.