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Sacred Heart School's Director of Communications travels to Saigon to meet prospective students
The journey was facilitated by EduBoston, an agency Sacred Heart School partners with in its quest to recruit international students to expand the school's International Program.
"The students were excellent and for the most part had a great command of the English language," said Ellis, noting that many students already had "their entire educational life planned."
"One girl heading into the 7th grade explained her plan to attend private high school in the U.S. and then do a year at a community college to save money before transferring to one on a list of prominent schools and pursue a degree in biomedical engineering,"
Aside from interviewing prospective students, Ellis had the opportunity to learn about the Vietnamese culture and educational components during his too-short stay.
"I was fortunate to have the chance to visit the Mekong River Delta, tour the Reunification Palace and attend Mass at Saigon's Notre Dame Cathedral, but the best part was exploring the street food scene and enjoying some of the greatest cuisine I've ever had – all prepared in the simplest of ways," said Ellis.
Over the next several weeks it will be determined whether those students interviewed will be enrolled at Sacred Heart.
"If we're lucky enough to have any of the fine students I met become part of our International Program, I know they will be an excellent addition to the Sacred Heart community and will bring some amazing cultural lessons we can all learn from," said Ellis.
About Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart School is a private, co-educational Catholic school system, providing educational opportunities for students from preschool through grade 12 for35 communities throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod. As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sacred Heart School welcomes students to a learning community which is academically challenging and rooted in the Gospel. Students develop critical thinking skills, engage in service to those in need, and deepen awareness of global perspectives.
Situated on 100 acres in Kingston, MA,the Sacred Heart campus encompasses an Early Education Center, Elementary School, and Middle- High School. The school offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and cutting-edge technology programs in combination with extensive athletic, arts, and extra-curricular activities to ensure students a well-rounded education.
Founded in 1947, the school has seen many changes since its inception, including the recent construction of a $2 million Science and Innovation Center, upgrades to the Observatory, the addition of a large organic garden, and extensive beautiful athletics fields and facilities.
The campus is in use throughout the year as the site of many sports events. Sacred Heart also offers several vibrant summer programs focusing on academics, leadership skills, and traditional athletic programs. Sacred Heart is also home to Camp Morningstar, a long-standing recreational camp with sailing, swimming, sports, games and field trips.
Sacred Heart is proud of its near 100% college acceptance rate at outstanding schools in the United States and around the Globe.
Sacred Heart is led by President Sister Myra Rodgers, CDP, High School Principal Dr. Michael Gill, Interim Elementary School Principal Shaun Morgan, and Early Childhood Center Principal, Sister Angela Provost, CDP.
Sacred Heart School welcomes students of all faiths and diverse backgrounds. The school is committed to developing the whole student, offering an independent school atmosphere and top-tier academics.
The Sacred Heart School campus is located at 251-399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364. For additional information about the school, please visit www.sacredheartkingston.com or call 781-585-7511.
PHOTO: Dave Ellis, Director of Communications and Marketing at Sacred Heart School in Kingston recently journeyed to Vietnam, meeting with prospective students for the school's International Program