In light of challenges presented by Covid-19, Sacred Heart will hold all admissions events online this year. Assessments, interviews, school tours, information sessions, and classroom visits will be virtual. While we recognize this is not the ideal way to explore a school, we assure you that we are entirely committed to getting to know you and your family, and to helping you develop a true sense of what it is like to be a student at Sacred Heart. We look forward to meeting you!


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 2020-2021

August 15, 2020: Sacred Heart Application is Available

September 1, 2020: TADS Financial Aid Application is Available

December 1, 2020: Application Deadline

December 1, 2020: TADS Financial Aid Application Deadline

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

Lower School Admissions Events for 2020-2021

Virtual Interactive Lower School Experience (open to applicants only): November 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Virtual Athletics & Wellness Center Tour (open to applicants only): November 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

Lower School Admissions Process for 2020-2021

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