Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart: Application for Employment, Residential Life

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent, Roman Catholic, Sacred Heart school for young woman of all faiths. It offers a rigorous, college preparatory academic program for girls in grades 9-12. It offers both boarding and day options and is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools with which it shares its mission with the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of religious women.

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Sacred Heart schools follow the "Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria" as our mission. This mission unites schools with the Society of the Sacred Heart around the world. Please read the "Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria" on this employment webpage. Write a personal reflection that discusses how your employment at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart will enhance the School's "living the mission."​​​​
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Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a personal and active faith in God.

  • Rooted in the love of Jesus Christ, the school promotes a personal relationship with God and fosters the spiritual lives of its members.
  • The school seeks to form its students in the attitudes of the heart of Jesus expressed in respect, compassion, forgiveness and generosity.
  • The entire school program explores one's relationship to God, to self, to others, and to all creation.
  • Opening themselves to the transforming power of the Spirit of God, members of the school community engage in personal and communal prayer, reflection, and action.
  • The entire school program affirms that there is meaning and value in life and fosters a sense of hope in the individual and in the school community.
  • The school fosters inter-religious acceptance and dialogue by educating to an understanding of and deep respect for the religions of the world.
  • The school presents itself to the wider community as a Christ-centered institution and as an expression of the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart.


Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a deep respect for intellectual values.

  • The school develops and implements a curriculum based on the Goals and Criteria, educational research and ongoing evaluation.
  • The school provides a rigorous education that incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a life-long love of learning.
  • The school program develops aesthetic values and the creative use of the imagination.
  • The faculty utilizes a variety of teaching and learning strategies that recognizes the individual needs of the students.
  • The school provides ongoing professional development for faculty and staff.
  • Members of the school community model and teach ethical and respectful use of technology.


Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a social awareness that impels to action.

  • The school educates to a critical consciousness that leads its total community to analyze and reflect on the values of society and to act for justice.
  • The school offers all its members opportunities for direct service and advocacy and instills a life-long commitment to service.
  • The school is linked in a reciprocal manner with ministries among people who are poor, marginalized and suffering from injustice.
  • In our multicultural world, the school prepares and inspires students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The school teaches respect for creation and prepares students to be stewards of the earth's resources.


Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to the building of community as a Christian value.

  • The school implements an ongoing plan for educating both adults and students in the heritage and mission of Sacred Heart education.
  • The school promotes a safe and welcoming environment in which each person is valued, cared for and respected.
  • Adult members of the school model and teach skills needed to build community and practice clear, direct, and open communication.
  • The school has programs that teach the principles of nonviolence, conflict resolution and peacemaking.
  • The school makes a deliberate effort to recruit students and employ faculty and staff of diverse races, ethnicities and backgrounds.
  • The financial aid program effectively supports socioeconomic diversity.
  • The school participates actively in the national and international networks of Sacred Heart schools.


Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

  • All members of the school community show respect, acceptance and concern for themselves and for others.
  • School policies and practices promote self-discipline, responsible decision-making, and accountability.
  • Students grow in self-knowledge and develop self-confidence as they learn to deal realistically with their gifts and limitations.
  • School programs provide for recognizing, nurturing and exercising leadership in its many forms.
  • The school provides opportunities for all members of the community to share their knowledge and gifts with others.
  • All members of the school community take personal responsibility for balance in their lives and for their health and well-being.

Applicant's Statement and Agreement

I understand that, if I am hired, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart will investigate my driving record and conduct a criminal background check. I also understand that Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart may contact my previous employers. I authorize those employers to disclose to Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart all records and information pertinent to my employment with them. I authorize the persons named herein as personal references to provide Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart with any pertinent information they may have regarding myself.

I hereby state that all the information I provided on this application or any other documents completed and/or submitted in connection with my employment, and in any interview, is true and correct. I have withheld nothing that would, if disclosed, affect this application unfavorably. I understand that if I am employed and any such information is later discovered to be false or incomplete in any respect, I may be dismissed. I understand if selected for hire, it will be necessary for me to provide satisfactory evidence of my identity and legal authority to work in the United States, and that federal immigration laws require me to complete an I-9 Form in this regard.

If you have any questions regarding this statement, please ask a Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart representative before signing this document.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read the above statements and understand the same.

Having read the Statement and Agreement, by typing my name, I am thus signing this application and attest that all of the information is accurate.​

Non-Discrimination Statement

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state of federal law.

*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.

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