Head of School

Dennis Phillips, Head of School at The Regis School of the Sacred Heart

Welcome to Regis!

This is the greeting you’ll receive from a Regis boy when you visit our campus. That greeting could come from a kindergarten boy or an 8th grader as he shakes your hand and graciously holds the door open for you as you walk through the entry to our campus.

As you explore our website, I encourage you to discover what we call “The Regis Experience.” For every Regis boy, the journey begins when he learns and lives the Five Goals of Sacred Heart Education. The Goals are a roadmap for boys as they strive to develop who they are and what they can become.

We teach the whole-boy in an atmosphere that supports Gospel values and innovative academic principles. In today’s constantly changing academic and social landscape, a boy must navigate a rich terrain of digital tools and global perspectives.  Opportunities to demonstrate integrity and responsibility are found around every corner for our students. Our Regis community is constantly engaged in serving others while empowering every boy to find his unique voice.

The remarkable story of Sacred Heart Education—which began over 200 years ago—continues to offer boys the skills needed in today’s modern world. Regis boys are leaders when they follow the words of our foundress, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, RSCJ, “Be humble, be simple, and bring joy to others.”

Welcome to Regis!

Dennis Phillips
Head of School


“The time is always right to do what is right.” These are the words of Martin Luther King Jr. that are etched in stone at the FBI Academy’s reflection garden in Quantico, Virginia. The words are very intentionally placed there as a reminder to FBI employees and students as they come and go day in and day out. 

We are fortunate to have a day dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His life was a passionate pursuit for justice, where he sought to bring equal rights to all people. His famous, “I Have a Dream Speech,” rings out in our memory and we can picture him standing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. I often draw inspiration from his speeches and words when I need a boost or a reminder that the journey toward justice and freedom does not come in five easy steps. 

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