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


 

Admissions Events for Applicants for 2024-2025


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

  • October 17, 2024: Middle/Upper School Information Session (Virtual)
  • November 21, 2024: Parents of Students of Color Coffee
  • December 14, 2024: Applicant Day of Service
  • January 9, 2025: Diversity, Equity & Belonging Evening of Conversation
  • January 16, 2025: Middle School Panel for Prospective Parents


Middle School Admissions Process for 2024-2025


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: After submitting an application, families will be able to self-schedule an in-person applicant visit and interview.

School Tour and Information Session:  We encourage you to join our Virtual Middle/Upper School Information Session on October 17 to get to know Sacred Heart. In-person, one-on-one tours of the school are available for all applicant families in the fall and winter. 

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 9, 2025. If at any time accessing the ISEE exam becomes a burden for your family, financially or otherwise, please contact the admissions office.


 

Middle School Admissions Timeline for 2024-2025

 


August 1, 2024: Sacred Heart Application Available

August 1, 2024: Financial Aid Application Available

October 17, 2024: Virtual Middle and Upper School Information Session

December 1, 2024: Application Deadline

December 1, 2024: Financial Aid Application Deadline

January 9, 2025: ISEE Test Results, School Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations Deadline

February 13, 2025: Admissions Decision Notification

March 3, 2025: 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
rmacchiesi@cshnyc.org

Jessica Anub
Associate Director of Admissions
janub@cshnyc.org

Laura Millington
Admissions Associate
lmillington@cshnyc.org
Meg Walters
Admissions Associate
mwalters@cshnyc.org