West Side School Scores High On National Test
Sacred Heart Academy, just down the street from John Ball Park, has finished in the top 20 in the nation on the CLT.
The program which centers its education around the great books of literature and language, has turned the school around. The school also centers its learning around the Catholic faith, requiring its students to attend daily Mass. (That brings back memories!)
It was the second year in a row the school has finished in the top 25.
“We are overjoyed to see that our students did so well again this year,” Sean Maltbie, headmaster of Sacred Heart Academy told the Grand Rapids Business Journal. “We don’t ‘teach to the test’ at Sacred Heart. These scores are an organic result of the faith-filled character and work ethic of our students. This is something that our students, their parents and the Sacred Heart faculty have worked hard to develop.”