We are delighted that you are considering Sacred Heart for your daughter.

Given the recent changes to New York State's Covid-19 restrictions, we have made some adjustments to this year's admissions process. We are pleased to offer optional in-person tours for all families, as there is no better way to experience the spirit and warmth of Sacred Heart than to walk through our school. Families will also have the option to attend our smaller admissions events in person. Of course, families may tour or participate virtually instead.

Larger events, such as our Open Houses, will remain virtual for all families, along with all parent interviews and child assessments.

Whether your family chooses to attend in-person events or stay virtual, we value and respect your decision. Our goals remain the same: to get to know your family, and to help you gain a true sense of the exceptional opportunities that await your daughter at Sacred Heart!  


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

Lexi Massey
Admissions Associate
212-722-4745, ext 105

Lower School Admissions Timeline for 2021-2022

August 15, 2021: Sacred Heart Application is Available

September 1, 2021: TADS Financial Aid Application is Available

December 1, 2021: Application Deadline

December 1, 2021: TADS Financial Aid Application Deadline

February 3, 2022: Kindergarten Decision Notification

February 8, 2022: Grades 1-4 Decision Notification

February 10, 2022: Kindergarten Parent Reply Deadline

March 1, 2022: Grades 1-4 Parent Reply Deadline

March 3, 2022: Pre-K and Jr. K Decision Notification

March 10, 2022: Pre-K and Jr. K Parent Reply Deadline

Lower School Admissions Events for 2021-2022

Virtual Interactive Lower School Experience (open to applicants only): November 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Athletics & Wellness Center Tour (open to applicants only): November 2021 (Date TBD)

Virtual Head of School Presentation "A Sacred Heart Journey": December 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Lower School Admissions Process for 2021-2022

Sibling & Legacy Early Decision

Siblings of current students and the daughters of alumnae 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, 2021: Pre-K and Jr. K Decision Notification

December 16, 2021: Pre-K and Jr. K 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