Although the Sacred Heart buildings are currently closed due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Admissions team is working remotely and invites you to reach out at Please also see our FAQs addressing current questions about Sacred Heart Admissions.


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.

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

December 8, 2020: Athletics & Wellness Center Tour

February 4, 2021: Kindergarten Decision Notification

February 9, 2021: Grades 1-4 Decision Notification

February 11, 2021: Kindergarten Parent Reply Deadline

February 25, 2021: Pre-K and Jr. K Decision Notification

March 2, 2021: Grades 1-4 Parent Reply Deadline

March 4, 2021: Pre-K and Jr. K Parent Reply Deadline

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.

January 15, 2021: Pre-K and Jr. K Decision Notification

January 22, 2021: Pre-K and Jr. K Parent Reply Deadline

January 11, 2021: Kindergarten Decision Notification

January 15, 2021: Kindergarten Parent Reply Deadline


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