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

Head of School

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


Recently I spoke with a few of our past Regis parents about their son’s transition to high school. Knowing a new school year was on the horizon, they were worried about the anxiety their son might be experiencing entering a new learning environment. I assured them the anxiety they were experiencing was probably of the garden variety experienced by all new freshmen. Most likely, it was equal measure excitement, nervousness, butterflies in the stomach and a touch of giddiness. It has been my experience that when Regis boys leave the nurturing environment of our middle school, they are more than ready to experience an expanded high school environment that challenges the predictable routines they established at Regis.

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