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How to Apply

How to Apply - Lower School


Welcome and thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton! Our application for the 2024-25 academic year opens on September 1, 2023. To learn more about the process, please review the step-by-step instructions by grade level, below. 

Note: The application process begins by creating a Ravenna account profile. You can view and track deadlines for every required piece of the Sacred Heart application through a convenient checklist on the Ravenna portal. Please note the deadlines listed within each step as they do vary between grade levels. A successful application will have every item checked off as “complete” once processed by our Admission Team.


Explore SHS Online

September 2023 – December 5, 2023

Explore Sacred Heart Schools virtually to learn what makes our community, “the second happiest place on earth!" 


Begin the Application Process

A child must meet the age requirement below by May 31st, 2024 in order to be an applicant to the corresponding program/grade level.  
  • Kindergarten = 5 years old
  • 1st = 6 years old 
  • 2nd = 7 years old
  • 3rd = 8 years old
  • 4th = 9 years old
  • 5th = 10 years old
By January 9, 2024
The following steps/forms must be submitted through Ravenna by the January 9th deadline to confirm your interest in applying to Sacred Heart Schools.

  • Virtual Information Session
  • Preliminary application form*
  • Parent/Guardian Campus Tour
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • Kindergarten Assessment Video
  • Student Classroom Visit
  • One Teacher recommendation - if student is in a current program

1st  - 5th Grade
  • Virtual Information Session
  • Preliminary application form*
  • Parent/Guardian statement
  • Teacher recommendations
    • 1st Grade application require 1 teacher recommendation
    • 2nd - 5th application require 2 teacher recommendations
    • SHS will not accept additional letters of recommendation into a student’s application file aside from teacher recommendations.
  • Current and last years prior academic years of report cards/transcripts
  • Current year’s first term report card/transcript
*Please note: if the application fee presents a financial hardship, please contact admission@shschools.org to request a waiver.


(Optional) Apply for Tuition Assistance

By February 1, 2024

We welcome all families who are interested to submit a Clarity application. To learn more about the process, visit Tuition & Affordability.

If you have questions about the tuition assistance process, feel free to schedule time with us.  

Tuition & Affordability

We are committed to providing a maximum of academically qualified students with access, regardless of financial circumstances.
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Meet the Admission Team

We look forward to getting to know you and your family as you explore all that our community has to offer.
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Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12