Network of Sacred Heart Schools

Applying from Afar

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton welcomes families from all over the country and globe to our admissions process, understanding the complexities that come with relocating to a new area.

Please note Sacred Heart does not admit any candidate without a physical visit to the campus and does not conduct interviews via video or teleconference. We encourage families facing relocation to contact the Admissions Office at least one month prior to any potential visit.

To learn more about how to apply to Sacred Heart Schools from outside Northern California, please contact Associate Admissions Director, Melissa Chao, at

International Applicants
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton is a day school and does not offer any boarding facilities for students. The school is unable to provide I-20 visas for international students to study in the U.S. 

To succeed within our rigorous academic program, students must speak, read, and comprehend English at a fluency level equivalent to that of a native speaker. 

As such, candidates who are not native-English speakers are unlikely to be admitted without having completed at least one year of schooling in the United States prior to applying.

We ask that international students interested in learning more about our school contact the Admissions Office to ensure their eligibility for admission, prior to submitting an application. 


Melissa Chao
Associate Admissions Director

Tel: 650.473.4006
Fax: 650.326.2761
Where Scholarship and Values Matter
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12