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Sacred Heart Apostolic School

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Sacred Heart Apostolic School
5901 North 500 East

, ,

United States
Coordinates41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583.
TypePrivate, boarding school and high school seminary
Motto"Adveniat Regnum Tuum!" ("Thy kingdom come!")
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
Patron saint(s)Sacred Heart of Jesus
RectorRonald Conklin
Color(s)Cardinal and White   
AffiliationLegion of Christ

Sacred Heart Apostolic School (SHAS) is a Roman Catholic minor seminary and a private, all-male boarding school in the United States for minors who are considering a vocation to the priesthood.[1] It is meant not only to help discover their vocation, but to form them as mature men who want to follow God's will. It is located within the Diocese of Gary and operated by the Legionaries of Christ, a religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church. The school is located in the north-central Indiana town of Rolling Prairie. It serves approximately 10–25 students enrolled in grades 8 through 12. SHAS was established in 2005 and has operated continuously since.


The main building of the 51-acre (21 ha) 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.[2]


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The academic program follows a classical liberal arts model which emphasizes 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, and communication). The Latin and Greek courses, in particular, encourage all students to be able to read Virgil's Aeneid in the original Latin and translate the Gospel of John from the original Greek by their senior year.[citation needed] The mathematics program begins with pre-algebra and extends to Trigonometry and Calculus with an emphasis on 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 programs.


The students at Sacred Heart Apostolic School praying the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, 2009

Religious practices such as the Holy Mass, the Rosary, and the 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 as a retreat center for boys and it hosts a month-long summer program for those who are interested in enrolling for the academic year. This summer program is promoted by Father Robert De Ceasear, and Father Paul Silva[citation needed].


  1. ^ "For Young Men Who Want To Be Priests". Legionaries of Christ. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  2. ^ "An Apostolic School Opens in Indiana". Regnum Christi. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
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