Welcome to Lower School Admissions at Sacred Heart. We accept applications for all grades, with our biggest entry years being Junior K (4s) and Kindergarten. This year we are happy to also be able to offer a full day option for our Pre-K 3’s class. 

The Lower School at Sacred Heart is through 4th grade when students move onto Middle School in our adjoining building. It is warm and welcoming and most importantly filled with joy! The Lower School has its own entrance but enjoys all of the benefits of being attached to the Middle and Upper School facilities. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and challenging at every level. Students benefit from an environment that fosters critical thinking, effective communication, ethical judgment, leadership and community service. Our small teacher-student ratio facilitates small group and one-on-one learning to allow each child to advance at her own pace and explore her interests and passions. 

During the Lower School admissions process each family will be interviewed by a member of the admissions team (virtually), guided on a one-on-one tour through the facilities (in person), have the option to ask questions of the admissions team and complete your daughter’s visit. We aim to get to know each child as an individual and to discover her gifts. To this end we will facilitate playdates for Pre-K & K applicants, and in person visits for 1st - 4th grade applicants. To respect the developmental stage of our youngest students, parents are asked to submit a video of their Junior K applicant. More information on the process for each grade and the associated timing can be found below. 

We will also offer many in person and virtual events to help you learn more about many aspects of the school. We know that attending many events during the admissions season can feel overwhelming, please know that your attendance is always welcomed but optional. 

If your family is in need of financial assistance, please visit our Tuition and Affordability section of this site to learn more. 

We look forward to getting to know your family! 

Sacred Heart Admissions

Lower School Admissions Upcoming Events for 2022-2023

Stayed tuned. More events are planned for 2023 and will be posted soon!

Lower School Admissions Process for 2022-2023

Lower School Admissions Timeline for 2022-2023

August 15, 2022: Sacred Heart Application is Available

September 1, 2022: TADS Financial Aid Application is Available

November 9, 2022: Lower School Virtual Experience

December 1, 2022: Application Deadline

December 1, 2022: TADS Financial Aid Application Deadline

February 9, 2023: Kindergarten Decision Notification

February 14, 2023: Grades 1-4 Decision Notification

February 16, 2023: Kindergarten Parent Reply Deadline

March 2, 2023: Pre-K and Jr. K Decision Notification

March 3, 2023: Grades 1-4 Parent Reply Deadline

March 9, 2023: Pre-K and Jr. K Parent Reply Deadline


Sibling & Legacy Early Decision

Siblings of current students and the daughters of 91st St. Sacred Heart Alumna 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, 2022: Early Decision Notification

  • December 16, 2022: Early Decision 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





Contact Us

From left to right: Jessica Anub, Rachael Macchiesi, Jess Jackson and Laura Millington

Rachael Macchiesi
Director of Admissions, Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

Jess Jackson
Admissions Associate

Jessica Anub
Associate Director of Admissions

Laura Millington
Admissions Associate