Sacred Heart Apostolic School
|Sacred Heart Apostolic School|
5901 North 500 East|
Rolling Prairie, Indiana, (LaPorte County) 46371
|Coordinates||41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°WCoordinates: 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W.|
|Type||Private, boarding school and high school seminary|
|Motto||Adveniat Regnum Tuum|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||Sacred Heart of Jesus|
|Color(s)||Cardinal and White|
Established in 2005, Sacred Heart Apostolic School (SHAS) is a private Roman Catholic all male boarding school for those who are considering a vocation to the priesthood. It is located within the Diocese of Gary and operated by the Legionaries of Christ, a controversial religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church. The school is located in the north-central Indiana town of Rolling Prairie. It serves approximately 20-35 students enrolled in grades 7 through 12.
The main building of the 51 acre campus was built in 1932-33 by the Congregation of Holy Cross. It was constructed as their novitiate and dedicated to St. Joseph. In 1968, they changed its use to an international boarding school called LeMans Academy. LeMans closed in 2003, and the property was divided before the Legion bought the main building in 2005.
The academic program follows a classical liberal arts model with particular attention to classical (Latin and Greek) and modern foreign languages, British and American literature, mathematics and the natural sciences, history, theology, cultural studies, and the fine arts (vocal music, theater arts/communication). The Latin and Greek courses, in particular, encourages all students to be able to read Virgil's Aeneid in the original Latin and be able to translate the Gospel of John from the original Greek by their senior year. The mathematics program begins with pre-algebra and extends to Trigonometry and Calculus with emphasis in theory rather than application. Students are required to take Spanish as a modern foreign language. Each student is also required to participate in the school’s band and choir program.
Religious services such as the Holy Mass, Rosary, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament are provided regularly for the students. Students are introduced to Catholic spirituality which takes different elements from various Christian spiritual authors.
The school also functions a retreat center for boys and it hosts a month-long summer program for those who are interesting in enrolling for the academic year.