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

Important Dates and Deadlines

August 15, 2019: Application is available.

November 12, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm: Interactive Lower School Experience (for all Preschool and Kindergarten applicant parents only.) Event is Full: Registration is now closed. 

November 20, 2019: Application Deadline

December 1, 2019: Financial Aid Application Deadline

December 5, 2019, 8:00-9:30am: Head of School Presentation "The Sacred Heart Journey" (for all Preschool and Kindergarten applicant parents only.) Learn more or register in your parent portal.

December 10, 2019, 8:15-9:00am: Tour of Athletics and Wellness Center. Open to all Lower School applicants (parents and daughters if you would like). (Event is full. Registration is now closed) 

Notification Dates for 2020-21 Applicants:

  • Pre-K/Jr. K
    • Notification Date: February 27, 2020
    • Reply Date: March 5, 2020
  • Kindergarten
    • Notification Date: February 7, 2020
    • Reply Date: February 14, 2020
  • Grades 1-4
    • Notification Date: February 4, 2020
    • Reply Date: February 25, 2020

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.

Pre-K/Jr. K
Notification Dates: December 2, 2019-January 17, 2020
Reply Date: January 24, 2020

Kindergarten/Grade 1
Notification Dates: December 4, 2019-January 6, 2020
Reply Date: January 10, 2020

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