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MS Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart Middle School. 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.

The Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, application deadline has now passed. If your family is interested in completing a late application, please contact our office at or 650-454-8450.

Steps to Complete the Application Process

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  • Attend an Open House

    6th Grade Open House events are designed for current 5th graders and their parents considering an application to our 6th grade program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Prospective families are invited to attend sample classes, meet current teachers, students and Administrators to learn more about our curriculum, school community and admissions process.

    2016 Middle School Open House

    • November 12, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Reservations required; registration for Open House will begin on Sept. 6th, 2016. 
  • Apply Online & Submit Supporting Documents

    Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted starting Sept. 6, 2016.  

    A complete Middle School Application will include:

    • Preliminary Application and $100 Application Fee
    • Parent/Guardian Statement
    • Campus Visit (6th grade candidates only)
    • Student Statement
    • Teacher Recommendations
    • Complete Transcripts
    • ISEE Scores
    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. Please contact the SHS Admissions Office to request a fee wavier.
  • Attend a Campus Visit

    The Middle School Campus Visit Program provides each 6th grade applicant the opportunity to spend a day experiencing life at Sacred Heart Middle School. Visitors meet teachers and current students while attending classes and eating lunch with a 6th grade host.

    After completing a Preliminary Application, applicants may schedule a visit to our middle school. Campus Visits are scheduled from October to January and are a required part of 6th grade application process.
  • Register for ISEE

    6th-grade applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Please have the results sent directly to Sacred Heart Schools (use code #05490). To register for the ISEE, please call 1-800-446-0320 or visit their website.  Please schedule the ISEE exam as soon as possible. It should be completed no later than January 23, 2017, to ensure results are received by the supplemental deadline date.

    Sacred Heart Schools will offer the online ISEE on Saturday, December 10, 2016, and Saturday, January 7, 2017.   

    Please contact Abby Miller for more information.
  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    Click here to view our upcoming admissions events and 2016-2017 application deadlines.
  • Learn About Financial Assistance

    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.

    To request a Ravenna Application fee waiver, please contact the SHS Admissions Office

    Visit our Tuition & Financial Assistance Page  to learn more about the financial aid application process and deadlines.
  • Application Checklist

    Families interested in keeping track of their admissions process in hard copy are welcome to download and print the following checklist

    MS Application Checklist
  • Applying to 7th and 8th Grades

    The natural entry point to Sacred Heart Middle School is Grade 6. As such, admission to grades 7 &8 is dependent upon available space and attrition.
    Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Admissions office to discuss their interest and learn more about our enrollment availability.

    To be considered for any openings for the 2017-2018 school year, applicants should submit the online application and written statements by January 12, 2017 and supporting documents by February 3, 2017. 7th and 8th grade applicants do not need to register for a campus visit or attend an Open House event.

    The Admissions office will contact select candidates in early March with information on completing the application process.Please understand we may only assess and interview candidates applying to grades in which we anticipate openings.

    Completed applications will be evaluated by the admissions committee on a rolling basis as space becomes available. Admissions decisions will be communicated to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of completing the application process.


Wendy Quattlebaum
SHS Director of Admissions & Financial Aid 

Abby Miller
Director of Admissions 
Preschool - Grade 8

Melissa Chao
Associate Admissions Director

Lisa Ignoffo 
Admissions Assistant

Tel: 650.454.8450
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