Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart Preparatory. We hope our admissions materials, events and process will give you a sense of what SHS offers its students and their families. We know applications can be stressful, but we are here to help and are excited to come to know your family through our admissions process. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton uses the web-based platform, Ravenna Solutions, for the submission of all application materials. Through Ravenna Solutions, you can manage your application process and submit supplemental forms, such as teacher evaluations and transcripts. Many of these supplemental forms are common to multiple schools and can be shared through Ravenna. New users will need to create an account before starting an online application.
We will soon be accepting applications to grades 9 through 12 for the 2017-2018 Academic year.
A complete Preparatory Application will include:
Preliminary Application and $100 Application Fee
Campus Visit (9th grade only)
HSPT and Writing Sample
All applications and supplemental documents are completed and submitted electronically through Ravenna Solutions.
We are committed to making our application process accessible to all interested candidates, regardless of financial circumstances. As such, application fee waivers are available for qualified applicants.
The Campus Visit Program provides each 9th grade applicant the opportunity to spend a day experiencing life at Sacred Heart Preparatory. Visitors meet teachers and current students while attending classes and eating lunch with their campus host.
After completing a Preliminary Application, applicants may schedule a visit to Sacred Heart Preparatory. Campus Visits are scheduled from September through January and are a required part of the application process.
Sacred Heart Preparatory will offer the HSPT on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Online registration for our location is required.
If you take the HSPT at another location, please indicate on the testing day that you would like your results shared with us. Please note applications will not be complete without the results of the HSPT.
Writing Sample If the applicant takes the HSPT at Sacred Heart Preparatory or one of the San Francisco Archdiocese Schools, the writing sample will be included. If the applicant takes the test at any other location, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant to schedule a time to complete a writing sample at Sacred Heart Schools in mid January.
Extended Time Request If the applicant would like to request extended time on the High School Placement Test (HSPT), please complete the Extended Time Request form and email all documentation to the Admission Office by November 13, 2016.
The natural entry point to Sacred Heart Prep is 9th grade. As such, admission to grades 10 through 12 is dependent upon available space and attrition.
All 10-12th grade applications are automatically part of our Round II Admissions Process. Round II applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, as space permits, and do not follow a specific timeline. 10th-12th grade candidates should submit their application by January 12, 2017 and supporting documents by February 3, 2017. Transfer applicants may register for an Open House but should not register for a campus visit or student interview.
The Admissions Office will contact select Round II candidates in March to complete the admissions process if the application can be fully entertained. Round II candidates will be notified of admissions decisions on May 2, 2017.
We are committed to making a Sacred Heart education affordable for families regardless of financial circumstance. We offer financial assistance to qualified students, based upon demonstrated financial need.