FSHA's Library is a center of activity and learning on campus and offers instruction in all grades on navigating academic databases, using predictive search methods to locate research material and the use of multiple electronic source documentation tools.
The Flintridge Sacred Heart Library is a center of activity and learning on our campus. Apart from academic pursuits, students and faculty members use the library for a wide variety of purposes, including student work displays, showcasing of art projects, student and staff book club meetings and much more. Our library hosts several amazing and generous parent volunteers on a regular basis, and our doors are always open to visitors.
Our instruction in research strategies is designed to fully prepare students to navigate the library systems they will encounter in university settings. We believe that all students should be ready to write college-level research papers before leaving FSHA, and our program is constantly evolving to meet this challenge. Our school’s Library Program offers instruction in all grades on navigating academic databases, using predictive search methods to locate research material, and the use of multiple electronic source documentation tools.
Library YouTube Videos
The FSHA library YouTube channel is designed to provide students and teachers with resources for academic research, as well as material that will inform and engage their curiosity.
Calling All Bookworms to FSHA's Library
By Jennifer Munday (Marika '15)
I’m going to let you in on a little secret—shhhhh—don’t tell anyone—the most wonderful place of all at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is … the library! I discovered this amazing fact four years ago when my daughter started as a freshman at FSHA. Read all about why this mom loves FSHA's library on our blog.
The very first paragraph of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones leaves the reader shocked, intrigued, and concerned. The story begins as a first person narrative in the perspective of fourteen-year old rape and murder victim, Susie Salmon. Susie is portrayed as the everyday, typical girl; she is not too smart and not too popular, thus giving the reader a sense that she could be anyone. Within the first chapter, the reader learns all about Susie untimely demise, including the fact that her killer is her neighbor, Mr. George Harvey.
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, is an exquisite novel that takes place in the early 1960’s in Jackson, Mississippi. The novel switches point of views from an African American maid named Minny, an African American maid named Aibileen, and a white woman named Skeeter. Stockett does a fantastic job of showing the stark contrast between the lives of Caucasians and African Americans in the south during the 1960’s.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
440 St. Katherine Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 High School Office: 626-685-8300 Admissions: 626-685-8521