Mission Statement

Sacred Heart School, a ministry of Sacred Heart Parish, provides a comprehensive Catholic education to children in grades TK-8 in Red Bluff and surrounding communities. We foster the growth of each student as a sacred individual in a safe environment that promotes Gospel values, Catholic traditions, and academic excellence.


The first Catholic elementary school was founded 120 years ago in Red Bluff, California by the Sisters of Mercy of Omaha. Mercy Academy, as it was called, grew as the needs of the community grew. Mercy High School was opened in 1959 at its present site. The elementary school remained downtown near the church until 1965. At that time the school became a parish school instead of a privately owned school, as it had been under the Sisters of Mercy, The elementary school opened in the fall of 1965 at its present site on Monroe Street.


Sacred Heart School, in cooperation with the family and the Church community, strives to create a Catholic atmosphere where each student is encouraged to develop his or her uniqueness. It is recognized that parents are the primary educators and teachers are the facilitators of learning. Our goal is to ensure that our school exists as an extension of the family, where the students, parents, and teachers work togetehr to enrich the Sacred Heart School community. It is our belief that a child who develops spiritually and academically will grow to be a respectful, responsible, and confident contributor to society. "Their fellowship helps them grow in their commitment of service to God, one another, the Church, and the general community." (To Teach As Jesus Did, page 107)


Sacred Heart School complies with the Diocese of Sacramento Catholic School Department standards. The school is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.