Sacred Heart School
A Catholic K - 8 Program

We Pray. We Teach. We Care.

(401) 434-1080
56 Purchase St. East Providence, RI 02914
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Sacred Heart School
56 Purchase Street
East Providence RI 02914
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(401) 434-1080

8:20 am - 2:35 pm EST

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Extracurricular Activities

A selection of extracurricular activities is offered after school to our students as enrichment to our program at Sacred Heart.

Activities include:

Sacred Heart School Band

The Sacred Heart School instrumental/band program has proven itself to be a powerful enhancement to the school’s fine arts offering. More the half of the students eligible to take part in the program have elected to do so. The band has given concerts at both local Catholic schools and for the parish/school community. Instruments include flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and percussion. Students attend two instrumental classes per week. Most students rent or purchase their instruments. The school also has a limited number of instruments to lend. The band has produced 2 DVD’s.

Meet the Director: Philip C. Desrosiers

Philip Desrosiers has directed Catholic elementary, middle school, and high school bands in both Rhode Island and New Hampshire for over 30 years. He holds a BS in Music Education degree, Master of Arts in Education degree and a Masters of Music and Worship degree. He has been the editor of the Catholic Music Educator, a professor of music at the Community College of Rhode Island, and is the chaplain of the Catholic Band Association. Mr. Desrosiers has presented sessions on instrumental/band music at national conferences of the National Catholic Education Association and the National Pastoral Association. He is a member of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, The Rhode Island Music Educators Association, National Pastoral Musicians, National Catholic Band Association, and a life member of the National Band Association.

Contact the director:

Check out our videos below:

Visit Mr. Philip Desrosiers YouTube channel for more band videos


Christmas concert
Open House Presentation
Rhode Island Music Educators Solo/Ensemble Festival
Spring Concert Tour to area Catholic schools
Spring Concert
Rhode Island State House Concert
Great East Music Festival
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence


Rhode Island Music Educators Association Solo/Ensemble Festival Medals
National Catholic Band Association Honors Band Awards
Participation Certificates


Our sports program provides students with an opportunity to learn and grow through competition and cooperation. Athletes develop character, self-discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship through their participation.

Cross Country

In the fall, we offer Cross-Country to boys and girls in our middle school. They practice and compete weekly against other runners from area catholic schools in the Catholic Athletic League.

Other sports including volleyball, basketball, and soccer are offered in the winter/spring by our parent teacher volunteer organization.


Our chorus is an extension of the music program at SHS where the students apply what they learn in class through after school practice and performance. Chorus students are selected by the music director according to their ability. They provide music at our monthly liturgies and perform at special events.