Lower School (K-4th)
Supported by a purposeful mission, Sacred Heart’s Lower School encourages pursuit of interests and discovery of passions while teaching resilience and grit in an atmosphere of love. A cross-disciplinary approach coupled with hands-on opportunities allows students to see how all learning is integrated and meaningful. Starting with the introduction of French and Spanish in Kindergarten, the intentional development of necessary cross-cultural skills is begun and well cultivated throughout their years at Sacred Heart.
While we hope the information provided throughout Sacred Heart’s website is informative, we also know there is no substitute to coming to see us in person. We look forward to meeting you, and getting to know you and your daughter!
Important Dates and Timeline
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
*To apply for Kindergarten applicant must be 5 by August 31
Tour of the Athletics and Wellness Center:
November 5, 2018 from 8:30 am- 9:30 am
December 13, 2018 from 8:30 am- 9:30 am
Financial Aid Application Deadline: December 15, 2018
Head of School Presentation "The Sacred Heart Journey" open to all Kindergarten Applicant Parents(BY INVITATION ONLY): December 4, 2018 at 8:30 am
Interactive Lower School Experience open to Lower School Applicant Parents (BY INVITATION ONLY): January 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Notification Dates for 2019-20 Applicants:
|Grade||Notification Date||Reply Date|
|Kindergarten||February 8, 2019||February 15, 2019|
|Grades 1-4||February 5, 2019||February 26, 2019|
Ask A Parent
Parent insight is invaluable. We would like to offer you the unique opportunity to talk to a Sacred Heart parent directly. Please fill out the form by clicking on the link and a parent will contact you.
LS Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to contact Sacred Heart the day after Labor Day in order to receive an application?
- How do I arrange a tour of the school?
- What are the ‘entry points’ into Sacred Heart?
- Will Sacred Heart be requiring the ERB for Kindergarten/Grade 1 Admissions?
- How many students attend Sacred Heart?
- What is the average class size?
- Where can I learn more about Sacred Heart’s mission and goals?
- What is the history of the school building?
- Does Sacred Heart offer a diverse community?
- What percentage of students are Catholic?
- What kind of after school program does Sacred Heart offer?
- In which colleges do Sacred Heart seniors traditionally enroll?
- Do you have an Open House?
- When is foreign language introduced?
- Do students travel or study abroad?
- Does Sacred Heart provide school transportation?
- Why Sacred Heart?
Once you have completed your application, you will have the ability to schedule a parent interview and tour, as well as student playgroup visit through our online scheduling calendar.
For Grades 1-4:
Once you have completed your application, someone from the Admissions department will contact you to schedule a parent interview, student visit and a school tour.
The ISEE-Primary is required for students applying to Grades 2 through 4. The ISEE is required for students applying to Grades 5 and above. You can learn more at www.erblearn.org.
Please visit our About Us section on our website, which lists our Goals and Criteria.
As part of an international network, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart schools. Known as the “Goals and Criteria,” these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
Diversity is a priority at Sacred Heart. Approximately 30% of our students are young women of color and 18% of our families receive tuition assistance. Sacred Heart is committed to ensuring our student body reflects the racial, cultural and economic diversity of New York City.
Please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our website to learn more.
Our Open House dates are as follows:
- Preschool Open House: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:30 am. Space Limited. RSVP required. 212-722-4745, ext. 117 or click here to register.
- Kindergarten Open House "The Sacred Heart Journey": December 4, 2018 at 8:30 am (Application Required. Invite Only.)
Sibling & Legacy Early Decision
Siblings of current students and the daughters of Convent of the Sacred Heart alumnae applying to grades Pre-K, Jr. K or Kindergarten qualify for early notification. Early notification options are discussed during the meeting between the applicant family and the Admissions department. 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. Decisions on financial aid awards are made at the same time as early notification.
Sibling & Legacy Early Decision Notification and Reply Dates
|Grade||Notification Date Range||Reply|
|Pre-K/Jr. K||December 3, 2018 to January 18, 2019||January 25, 2019|
|Kindergarten||December 5, 2018 to January 2, 2019||January 9, 2019|
Convent of the Sacred Heart adheres to the notification deadlines, parent reply dates and principles of good practice established by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York. Convent of the Sacred Heart admits students of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.