Thank you for your interest in our Lower School.


Sacred Heart’s Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 4) provides a stellar academic foundation and the tools to be an engaged, curious and independent learner. Your daughter will be challenged to grow intellectually, spiritually and physically through a rigorous academic curriculum, comprehensive arts program, competitive athletics, meaningful service initiatives and global study opportunities.

We invite you to see the Sacred Heart community and mission in action by coming to visit us in person. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter soon!

Elizabeth Santini
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
(212) 722-4745, ext. 110

Elizabeth Guillory
Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
212-722-4745, ext 117

Lower School Admissions Timeline for 2020-2021

August 15, 2020: Sacred Heart Application is Available

September 1, 2020: TADS Financial Aid Application is Available

November 10, 2020: Interactive Lower School Experience 

November 20, 2020: Application Deadline

December 1, 2020: TADS Financial Aid Application Deadline

December 3, 2020: Head of School Presentation Admissions Event

February 2021: Admissions Decision Notification 

Closer to the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, we will update the timeline with more specificity. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Santini at or Elizabeth Guillory at

Sibling & Legacy Early Decision

Siblings of current students and the daughters of alumnae applying to grades Pre-K, Jr. K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 qualify for early notification. 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.

Age Eligibility

Pre-Kindergarten: must be 3 by August 31
Junior Kindergarten: must be 4 by August 31
Kindergarten: must be 5 by August 31