Welcome to Middle School admissions at Sacred Heart! The Middle School consists of 5th grade through 8th grade and we accept applications for all grade levels. Middle School is a time of exciting growth in a young student’s life and at Sacred Heart. It is designed to be a time for students to embrace new opportunities, develop their voices, take risks, and cultivate resilience as they learn about themselves. The academic program primarily focuses on developing the skills of critical reading and thinking, clear and concise writing, problem-solving, public speaking, responsible behavior, and thoughtful collaboration with peers. The Middle School after school elective program is a significant part of student life with all programming offered free of charge for all students. 

During the Middle 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 have their daughter assessed in person. We aim to get to know each child as an individual and to discover her gifts. To this end we will facilitate in-person student group visits and individual assessments for all Middle School applicants. 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

Middle School Admissions Upcoming Events


Admissions Events for Applicants for 2023-2024

Registration can be completed through the applicant portal approximately one month before the event. 

  • November 20, 2023: Intertwining Vines: DEI in Practice at Sacred Heart (Virtual)
  • December 2, 2023: Day of Service (In-Person at 406 E 91st Street)
  • December 4, 2023: Scholarship Semi-Finalist Classroom Experience (In-Person at 1 E 91st Street)
  • December 11, 2023: Lower School Classroom Experience (In-Person at 1 E 91st Street)
  • December 18, 2023: Upper School Classroom Experience (In-Person at 1 E 91st Street)
  • January 18, 2023: Diversity, Community, and Belonging Evening of Conversation (In-Person at 1 E 91st Street)
  • January 22, 2023: Middle School Classroom Experience (In-Person at 1 E 91st Street)
  • January 26, 2023: Parents of Students of Color Coffee (In-Person at 1 E 91st Street)

Middle School Admissions Process for 2023-2024

Upon receipt of your application and fee, you will be able to access the Admissions Parent Portal and complete the following steps:

Virtual Parent Interview: Starting after Labor Day, families can schedule a virtual parent interview.

Applicant Visit and Interview: Families will be able to self-schedule an in-person applicant visit and interview. 

School Tour: In addition to attending our Virtual Open House, please click here to watch our Middle School Virtual Tour. We are also currently offering in-person tours for all applicant families. Please submit an application to schedule a tour of Sacred Heart.

Standardized Testing: The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is required for students applying to grades 5-8. You can learn more about this test by clicking here. The deadline for submitting ISEE scores is January 11, 2024. Our admissions office is committed to working with applicants who are unable to access the exam.


Middle School Admissions Timeline for 2023-2024

August 1, 2023: Sacred Heart Application is Available

September 1, 2023: Financial Aid Application is Available

October 26, 2023: Virtual Middle and Upper School Open House

December 1, 2023: Application Deadline

December 1, 2023: Financial Aid Application Deadline

January 11, 2024: ISEE Test Results, School Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations Deadline

February 13, 2024: Admissions Decision Notification

March 4, 2024: Parent Reply Deadline




Contact Us

From left to right: Laura Millington, Jessica Anub, Rachael Macchiesi, Meg Walters

Rachael Macchiesi
Director of Admissions, Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

Jessica Anub
Associate Director of Admissions

Laura Millington
Admissions Associate
Meg Walters
Admissions Associate