Sacred Heart Catholic School, “built on faith” with considerable manual labor by parish members, opened its doors to an estimated 90 students in two classrooms in September 1955 in Warner Robins, Georgia. The first wooden building was a surplus military barrack. Warner Robins is the location of Robins Air Force Base, which makes our community an international city with an ever-changing population.
Presentation Sisters, from North Presentation Convent in Cork, Ireland, came to Sacred Heart Catholic School on September 17, 1956. Sr. Regis was mother superior; Sister Ignatius served as principal, and Sisters Vianney and Celsus began their role as teachers of the 165 students who were enrolled in the school that year.
In 1958, a new brick school and convent were blessed by the Most Rev. Thomas J. McDonough, Bishop of Savannah..
In 1960, a new classroom was added for the first grade, and Kindergarten was held in an old house across the street. This building was later used for the parish offices.
In 1974, a 74-member band made its public debut at the Christmas parade down Watson Boulevard.
In 1981, the Most Rev. Raymond Lessard, Bishop of Savannah, was the celebrant for the school’s Silver Jubilee Mass and the dedication of the Murciak Library, named for Joe Murciak, a long-time school benefactor.
Although the last Presentation Sister left for another assignment in 2003, the mission of the school remains the same, “to pass on the beliefs and teachings of the Roman Catholic Faith, to teach students to reach out to others in a caring, Christian way, and to offer students academic excellence in a Christ-centered, disciplined environment.” We continue to reach out to serve our military and civilian neighbors by modeling the gospel values and Catholic identity.
Sacred Heart Catholic School is a ministry of the Diocese of Savannah and is under the direction of the Office of Catholic Schools. The school has been accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference since 1999 and is a member of the National Catholic Education.