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 appreciate your interest in Sacred Heart and look forward to getting to know you and your daughter. Please do not hesitate to reach out anytime.

Lower School Admissions Events for 2022-2023

Virtual Lower School Open House: November 9, 2022 (registration link coming soon)

Diversity, Equity & Community Life Open House (In person and streaming): November 21, 2022 (registration link coming soon)

Athletics & Wellness Center Open House: November 18, 2022 (registration link coming soon - open to applicant families only)

Lower School Classroom Experience (In person): December 12, 2022 (registration link coming soon)

Head of School and Parent Fireside Chat (Virtual): January 12, 2023 (registration link coming soon)


Lower School Admissions Process for 2022-2023

Lower School Admissions Timeline for 2022-2023

August 15, 2022: Sacred Heart Application is Available

September 1, 2022: TADS Financial Aid Application is Available

November 9, 2022: Lower School Virtual Experience

December 1, 2022: Application Deadline

December 1, 2022: TADS Financial Aid Application Deadline

February 9, 2023: Kindergarten Decision Notification

February 14, 2023: Grades 1-4 Decision Notification

February 16, 2023: Kindergarten Parent Reply Deadline

March 2, 2023: Pre-K and Jr. K Decision Notification

March 3, 2023: Grades 1-4 Parent Reply Deadline

March 9, 2023: Pre-K and Jr. K Parent Reply Deadline


Sibling & Legacy Early Decision

Siblings of current students and the daughters of 91st St. Sacred Heart Alumna applying to grades Pre-K, Jr. K, and Kindergarten 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.

  • December 9, 2022: Early Decision Notification

  • December 16, 2022: Early Decision Parent Reply Deadline

Age Eligibility

Pre-Kindergarten: must turn 3 years old by August 31
Junior Kindergarten: must turn 4 years old by August 31
Kindergarten: must turn 5 years old by August 31

Lower School Hours

Pre-Kindergarten: 8:00-12:45 (Half Day); 8:00-2:50 (Full Day)
Junior Kindergarten: 8:00-2:50
Kindergarten: 8:00-3:00
Grade 1 to Grade 4: 8:00-3:15



Contact Us

Rachael Macchiesi
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Jess Jackson
Admissions Associate

Jessica Anub
Associate Director of Admissions

Laura Reeves
Admissions Associate