Lower School (K-4th)
Supported by a purposeful mission, Sacred Heart’s Lower School encourages pursuit of interests and discovery of passions while teaching resilience and grit in an atmosphere of love. A cross-disciplinary approach coupled with hands-on opportunities allows students to see how all learning is integrated and meaningful. Starting with the introduction of French and Spanish in Kindergarten, the intentional development of necessary cross-cultural skills is begun and well cultivated throughout their years at Sacred Heart.
While we hope the information provided throughout Sacred Heart’s website is informative, we also know there is no substitute to coming to see us in person. We look forward to meeting you, and getting to know you and your daughter!
Important Dates and Timeline
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
*To apply for Kindergarten applicant must be 5 by August 31
Tour of Sacred Heart's Athletic and Wellness Center (Optional)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:30am (CLOSED)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:30am (CLOSED)
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30am (CLOSED)
Financial Aid Application Deadline: December 15, 2016
Head of School Presentation to all Kindergarten Applicant Parents(BY INVITATION ONLY): December 7, 2016 at 8:30 am
Notification Dates for 2017-18 Applicants:
|Grade||Notification Date||Reply Date|
|Kindergarten||February 10, 2017||February 17, 2017|
|Grades 1-4||February 7, 2017||February 28, 2017|
Ask A Parent
Parent insight is invaluable. We would like to offer you the unique opportunity to talk to a Sacred Heart parent directly. Please fill out the form by clicking on the link and a parent will contact you.
LS Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to contact Sacred Heart the day after Labor Day in order to receive an application?
- How do I arrange a tour of the school?
- What are the ‘entry points’ into Sacred Heart?
- Will Sacred Heart be requiring the ERB for Kindergarten/Grade 1 Admissions?
- How many students attend Sacred Heart?
- What is the average class size?
- Do you have an Open House?
- Where can I learn more about Sacred Heart’s mission and goals?
- What is the history of the school building?
- Does Sacred Heart offer a diverse community?
- What percentage of students are Catholic?
- What kind of after school program does Sacred Heart offer?
- In which colleges do Sacred Heart seniors traditionally enroll?
- When is foreign language introduced?
- Do students travel or study abroad?
- Does Sacred Heart provide school transportation?
- Why Sacred Heart?
The ECAA is required for students applying to Grades 1 through 4. The ISEE is required for students applying to Grades 5 and above. You can learn more about both tests at www.erblearn.org.
Please visit our About Us page on our website, which lists our Goals and Criteria.
The Goals and Criteria are the principles that express the values, intentions and hopes of the Sacred Heart Tradition.
Diversity is a priority at Sacred Heart. Approximately 29% of our students are young women of color and 18% of our families receive tuition assistance. Sacred Heart is committed to ensuring our student body reflects the racial, cultural and economic diversity of New York City.
Please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our website to learn more.
Convent of the Sacred Heart adheres to the notification deadlines, parent reply dates and principles of good practice established by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York. Convent of the Sacred Heart admits students of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Sibling & Legacy Early Decision
Siblings of current students and the daughters of Convent of the Sacred Heart alumnae applying to grades Pre-K, Jr. K or Kindergarten qualify for early notification. Early notification options are discussed during the meeting between the applicant family and the Admissions department. While sibling and legacy applicants do receive special consideration, their acceptance is not guaranteed and they must proceed through all phases of the admissions process. Decisions on financial aid awards are made at the same time as early notification.
Sibling & Legacy Early Decision Notification and Reply Dates
|Grade||Notification Date Range||Reply|
|Pre-K/Jr. K||December 5, 2016 to January 20, 2017||January 27, 2017|
|Kindergarten||December 7, 2016 to January 4, 2017||January 11, 2017|