Upper School (9th-12th)

Thank you for your interest in the Upper School at Sacred Heart. Admission is based on a student’s academic achievement as well as her potential, her interests and her individual qualities. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the value of a Sacred Heart education. Our commitment to educating the “whole child" demands both academic rigor and opportunities for self-expression. A student at Sacred Heart can expect to be challenged intellectually and pushed to grow in her skills of analysis, comprehension and articulation.

We look forward to getting to know you and your daughter.

Upper School Spring Tours

Below is a list of scheduled spring tours. To schedule please contact Immy Mullin at 212-722-4745 X103 or email imullin@cshnyc.org.

April 20th - 10:30am
April 24th - 9:30am
April 25th- 8:45 am
April 27th- 10:30 am

Important Dates and Timeline

Regular Grade 9 Admission

  • Application available online - August 15, 2016
  • Grade 9 Open House: October 7, 2016 - 8:30-10:30am
  • Tour of Sacred Heart's Athletic and Wellness Center (Optional)
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm
    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

  • Application Deadline - December 1, 2016
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline: December 15, 2016
  • Transcript and School Recommendations due - January 17, 2017
  • ISEE test results due - January 17, 2017
  • Visit Days for Accepted Students - February and March 2017 - dates TBD
  • Notification Dates for 2017-18 Applicants (Grades 9-11)

    -Notification: February 16, 2017
    -Reply: March 16,

Scholarship Grade 9 Admission

In order to be eligible for the Scholarship test, students must attend a parochial school. In addition, they must be nominated or approved by their school principal on the basis of their academic performance, leadership ability, and strong character.

  • Scholarship application, financial aid application, teacher transcripts due: October 7, 2016
  • Grade 9 Open House: October 7, 2016 - 8:30-10:30am
  • Tour of Sacred Heart's Athletic and Wellness Center (Optional)
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm
    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30 am
  • Sacred Heart Scholarship Exam: October 15, 2016
  • Scholarship Semifinalist Evening: November 29, 2016
  • Scholarship Finalist Notification Date: January 2017 - date TBD
  • Visit Days for Accepted Scholarship Finalists - February 2017

US Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to contact CSH the day after Labor Day in order to receive an application?

No, Sacred Heart starts accepting applications online on August 20th. The deadline for all applications is December 1st.

How do I arrange a tour of the school?

Once we receive your application, someone from the Admissions department will contact you to schedule a parent interview, student visit and a school tour.

Do you offer spring tours?

Please contact Immy Mullin to arrange a Spring Tour - imullin@cshnyc.org or 212 722 4745 x103

How many students attend Sacred Heart?

Our current enrollment is 700. Students come from all five boroughs, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. There are 225 students in the Upper School.

What is the average class size?

Classes at Sacred Heart are very small allowing for individual instruction. The student to teacher ratio is 7:1

Do you have a Grade 9 Open House?

Grade 9 Open House is on October 7, 2016.

Where can I learn more about Sacred Heart's mission and goals?

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.

What is the history of the main campus buildings?

Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls. Housed in two beautiful landmark buildings at 1 and 7 East 91st Street, formerly the James Burden Mansion and the Otto Kahn Mansion, these magnificent buildings provide an extraordinary learning environment. For more information, please visit our About Us page.

Does Sacred Heart offer a diverse community?

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

What percentage of students are Catholic?

Approximately 65% of our students are Catholic. While committed to the Catholic tradition, Sacred Heart respects the religious diversity of the community and seeks to give all students a deep spiritual belief, an appreciation of all religious traditions and a lifelong commitment to service.

In which colleges do Sacred Heart seniors traditionally enroll?

Please visit our College Counseling page under Academics. A College and University Matriculation list is available to view.

Do students travel or study abroad?

Over 40% of the sophomore class study abroad for 3 to 10 weeks in an exchange program with other Sacred Heart Network schools throughout the globe. In the past several years, students traveled internationally to Austria, Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. The exchange program offers a unique opportunity to master a foreign language, discover another part of the world, make new friends and appreciate another culture. In the U.S., students have attended service-learning projects and exchange programs in Grand Coteau, Miami, New Orleans, Omaha, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Please visit our Exchange Program page for more information.

Why Sacred Heart?

Important Dates and Timeline

From its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart was governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional development. The curriculum is recognized for its rigor and depth, and social justice as important as academic achievement. A dynamic and challenging curriculum offering 19 advanced placement courses helps prepare young women not only for the most highly selective colleges and universities but a responsibility to go out, give back and indeed…change the world.
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