History of Mount Sacred Heart School
"A Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus"
The Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mount Sacred Heart School Celebrated The 200th Anniversary of the Congregation's Founding in France in 1816
on September 25, 2016.
Mount Sacred Heart School takes pride in its rich heritage of Catholic education in the spirit and tradition of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In September 1929 the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus traveled from France to Texas and opened a little school for boys and girls of the surrounding dairy farms in the outskirts of San Antonio in answer to parents requesting a school for their children.
Sr. Rose of Lima Gonzalez is credited for her instrumental role in the early establishment of the first little school which began in the Sisters' Convent. She, and the Sisters that accompanied her, are acclaimed for laying the foundation for the School's growth and reputation of distinguished excellence.
In 1940 a Boys' Military School opened for boarding & day students (K-8th grades) - thus came into existence the now famed Mount Sacred Heart School.
In 1955, to further assist parents in the education of the whole family, Mount Sacred Heart Girls' School was opened for boarding and day students (K-8th grades). Sr. Agnes Marie Jouvence, SSCJ served as its first Mother Superior.
In 1973 Mount Sacred Heart introduced an early childhood Montessori Program (to serve children 2 1/2 - 5 years of age) housed at the Boys' School. The unique Montessori philosophy of nurturing independence and cultivating all aspects of the child's development remains a very popular facet of the School.
In 1987 Mount Sacred Heart returned to its original Coed Founding.
Today, Mount Sacred Heart continues to build on its rich history and legacy.