Welcome to Upper School Admissions at Sacred Heart! The Upper School consists of 9th grade - 12th grade, we accept applications for 9th and 10th grades, with case by case exceptions made for 11th grade. 9th grade is the main entrance year and one of the biggest intake of new students in the school. We welcome students from all five boroughs of NYC, New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island. The Upper School experience provides students with critical discourse, experiences and self discovery to help impact their community and empower them with resilience, ethical discernment and confidence. Vibrant offerings of visual and performing arts, sports and community service complement individually customized curriculum across a range of disciplines, encouraging students to explore their interests and grow as leaders. 

There are two paths to admission for 9th grade students, general admissions and Sacred Heart Scholarship Applicants. Please see the details and timing associated with both processes below. During the admissions process applicant parents and students are interviewed virtually by a member of the admissions team and a member of the Upper School Faculty, they are also invited to attend a one-on-one tour of the school in person. More details regarding testing requirements 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

2023-2024 Upper School Admissions Process


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)


Upper 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: 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 23, 2024: Admissions Decision Notification

March 14, 2024: Parent Reply Deadline


Scholarship Exam Admissions Timeline for 2023-2024 (nominated candidates only) 

The Sacred Heart Scholarship is a partial merit scholarship awarded to young women who currently attend Catholic Parochial school. Students must demonstrate strong leadership, character, and academic excellence. To be considered for the Sacred Heart Scholarship, students must be nominated by their 8th grade teacher or school principal. Additional financial aid is available to students who qualify. Information is sent out in the summer before 8th grade to all the Parochial schools in the surrounding area. Additional need based financial aid is available to students who qualify. Please email admissions@cshnyc.org if you have any questions.

August 1, 2023: Application is Available

September 2023: Financial Aid Application is Available

October 6, 2023: Scholarship Application deadline

October 14, 2023: Virtual Scholarship Exam

October 26, 2023: Middle and Upper School Open House

December 1, 2023: Financial Aid Application Deadline

December 18, 2023: Scholarship Semi-Finalist Evening

January 19, 2024: Scholarship Finalist Notification

March 14, 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