Thank you for your interest in the Lower School at Sacred Heart.


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 invite you to see the Sacred Heart community and mission in action by coming to visit us in person. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter soon!


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


Important Dates and Deadlines

November 20, 2019: Application Deadline

December 1, 2019: Financial Aid Application Deadline

December 2019: Tour of Athletics and Wellness Center (Dates TBD)

November 12, 2019: Interactive Lower School Experience open to Lower School Applicant Parents (By Invitation Only)

December 5, 2019: Head of School Presentation "The Sacred Heart Journey" open to all Preschool and Kindergarten Applicant Parents (By Invitation Only)

Notification Dates for 2020-21 Applicants:

Grade Notification Date Reply Date
Pre-K February 27, 2020 March 5, 2020
Jr. K February 27, 2020 March 5, 2020
Kindergarten February 7, 2020 February 14, 2020
Grades 1-8 February 4, 2020 February 25, 2020
Grades 9-12 February 13, 2020 March 12, 2020


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.


Sibling & Legacy Early Decision Notification and Reply Dates

Grade Notification Date Range Reply
Pre-K/Jr. K December 2, 2019-January 17, 2020 January 24, 2020
Kindergarten/Grade 1 December 4, 2019-January 6, 2020 January 10, 2020