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.

Rachael Macchiesi
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Laura Reeves
Admissions Associate

Elizabeth Guillory
Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Lexi Massey
Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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 currently offering in-person tours for all applicant families, as there is no better way to experience the spirit and warmth of Sacred Heart than to walk through our school. Of course, families may elect to tour 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!

Lower School Admissions Timeline for 2021-2022

August 15, 2021: Sacred Heart Application is Available

September 1, 2021: TADS Financial Aid Application is Available

November 9, 2021: Lower School Virtual Interactive Experience. 

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 ExperienceNovember 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm. 

Athletics & Wellness Center Tour (open to applicant parents only): November 18, 2021 at 8:30 am (Registration is closed. The event is full. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about athletics at Sacred Heart, contact

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 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

*Tentative hours for 2022-2023 school year