Independent, Catholic Elementary Schools Serving Chicago's Children Since 1876

Mission Statement

Sacred Heart Schools on Sheridan Road-the Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls (founded in 1876) and Hardey Preparatory for Boys (founded in 1935)-are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian community. Sacred Heart Schools welcomes students of all races, religious beliefs and socio-economic backgrounds. This educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located on every major continent, including 24 schools in the United States and Canada.

Job Openings

Below is a list of current job openings at Sacred Heart Schools . Please click on an opening in the list to view details and apply, uploading your cover letter and resume.

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Guided by the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart education Guided by the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart education (Goal IV, Criterion 6), the school makes a conscious effort to recruit students and employ faculty and staff of diverse races, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Sacred Heart Schools is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical or common conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, citizenship status, unfavorable military discharge, order of protection status, arrest record, conviction record (unless otherwise authorized by law), or any other status protected by applicable law. The Schools will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

There are certain positions, such as those that teach students religion at Sacred Heart Schools, for which it is necessary to be Catholic, for which preference in hiring shall be given to people who are Catholic and who evidence an understanding of the Catholic faith and a commitment to living that faith. Such preference is allowed under state and federal law, and does not constitute an illegal act of discrimination.

Sacred Heart Schools is committed to prioritizing the safety and well-being of our community. Accordingly, we require that our employees, including new employees, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is required upon start of employment with the School. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

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