Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart



At Sacred Heart Academy we are committed to all dimensions of our students’ development, including helping them to achieve a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle.  SHA therefore maintains a high-quality Athletics Department with competitive sports teams and a physical education program designed to promote personal fitness.

Competitive Athletics

Our athletic teams provide opportunities for students to enhance their physical fitness and mental alertness through healthy sports competition in the context of Christian character development.  We focus on building effective teamwork, leadership skills and integrity while achieving excellence in physical capabilities.  Our school athletes compete in the Monsignor Martin Girls Athletic League of the Diocese of Buffalo at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshwomen levels.  SHA offers the following competitive and club athletic teams:

To be eligible to participate on an athletic team, a student must provide SHA’s Health Office with a comprehensive physical examination form completed by her private physician.

Physical Education

SHA’s physical education curriculum works to promote personal fitness in all students through health and wellness programs and physical education courses.  Students develop individual and team skills in a wide variety of sports and are introduced to many types of exercise to promote cardio-respiratory health, strength training, balance, flexibility, and overall physical fitness. Students alternately use the gym and the fitness center, SHA Hall.


SHA maintains a fitness center, SHA Hall, for physical education classes as well as the general use of all students.  Equipment includes treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, an eight-station Universal weight training circuit, and weight benches for use with free weights.  

In addition to the fitness center, physical education classes and many sports team practices and competitions are held in SHA’s fully-equipped gymnasium.  SHA has also partners with several outside facilities for athletic practices and competitions including Clearfield Tennis Courts, Grover Cleveland Golf Course, the Pepsi Center, Thruway Lanes, University at Buffalo Rotary Field, and Villa Maria Athletic Center. 

Barbara J. Rooney
Athletic Director
834-2101, ext. 319