Principal’s Message – September 2023

Principal’s Welcome Message:

With great joy I welcome all of you, students, teachers and parents, especially our new families to the Sacred Heart Villa School as we begin another academic year. I hope you had a wonderful summer. I am excited to work with you, to inspire, and share my God’s given gifts and talents with all our students. I believe that you are ready as I am to hit the ball inside the net with laughter and excitement. Our new parents, be assured that your child is coming to a safe and loving environment where each child is welcomed, cared for, and recognized as a special child of God. I look forward to seeing you and support all of you.

Villa is a private school run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sacred Heart Villa is a safe setting, with small class sizes where individual attention is paid to each student. Our mission to “Teach as Jesus did” is lived through fellowship and the life of the spirit. As Catholic educators, we strive to generate in our students the love of God, a commitment to the teaching of the Gospel, and a wholesome desire to serve the people of God in the community. We are committed to the intellectual, moral, spiritual, and academic growth of our students. We will continue to pass on our catholic identity and values that will enable your child/children to grow in their faith, their capabilities and in appreciation for others. We welcome students from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds who wish to receive a quality educational experience in an environment where they are able to develop their character and increase their faith while deepening their sense of responsibility and respect for self and others.

As a community of learners, let us work together to maintain the tradition of academic excellence rooted in Villa by continuing to create a learning atmosphere where every student has the opportunity to reach his/her highest academic success and at the same time grow in Christian love. Together, let us build a stronger relationship that will promote learning where our students in a conducive environment where teachers and everyone feel safe and welcomed.

Thank you, dear parents, for giving us the opportunity to teach your children this year. If you have any question, please feel free to contact me at or by calling our school at 716 285-9257/716 284 8273.

God bless you all.


Sr. Grace Dike, SCGR (principal)