Mission and Sacred Heart Goals

We are proud to be one of the leading Catholic boys middle schools in Princeton NJ

Our mission is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. As an independent Catholic boys' school, we are committed to educating and developing the whole boy in mind, body and spirit.

Our Founding Mission

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Princeton, NJ, independent school for boys, is committed to academic excellence within the context of a faith-based community.

Our mission is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical.

Our philosophy is rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, which educates children to become leaders of a just society by adhering to the following five goals:

  • A personal and active faith in God
  • A deep respect for intellectual values
  • A social awareness which impels to action
  • The building of community as a Christian value
  • Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom

Sacred Heart Calendar

As a prospective family, we invite you to schedule a personal tour to walk the halls and see boys thoroughly engaged in their education. You are also welcomed to fill out a request for more information, where we can help answer any questions you may have. We are excited to hear from you!

Our Affiliations


  • Network of Sacred Heart Schools (https://www.sacredheartusc.education/page)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)
  • Philadelphia Area Independent Schools Business Officers Association (PAISBOA)
  • International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC)
  • Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)
  • Parent Association for Princeton Area Independent Schools (Princeton Common Ground)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)


  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS)
  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)

Sacred Heart Glossary: SHCOG

The Sacred Heart Commission on Goals (SHCOG) initiates, oversees and officially responds to a process of institutional self-reflection, by which each school at regular intervals is able, not only to determine where its strengths lie in relation to the Goals and Criteria, but also to express the concerns it has regarding how well it is living the vision expressed in them. The process aims to enable each school to formulate a plan for what it intends to do to deepen the life of the Goals and Criteria within its community. The mission of SHCOG stems from the belief that a community of educators can renew itself by means of just such reflective self-evaluation that yields fresh insights and recommitment.

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We invite you to learn more about Princeton Academy's role in your son's story.

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You may also be surprised to learn that, with the help of Individualized Affordable Tuition Program, a Princeton Academy education may be easier that you think.

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