Network of Sacred Heart Schools

Preschool & Kindergarten

Sacred Heart’s Preschool & Kindergarten offers an outstanding educational program, combining the Montessori method of education with the faith traditions and educational goals of the Religious of the Sacred Heart - all delivered in a caring and nurturing environment.

The admissions process has many steps. As the school extends through grade 12, families can be with our school for many years; therefore, we want to do more than just give you the facts about our academic program. We want you to come away with a sense of who we are and what we stand for, so you are able to make an informed decision that will be mutually beneficial to your family and the school for many years to come.

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    Each of the Preschool’s three classrooms has a maximum of 24 students with two certified Montessori teachers, maintaining a ratio of 12 students to every one teacher. The Montessori primary curriculum is a three-year program. Preschool children generally spend two years in the same classroom before moving on to Kindergarten.

    A child must be three years old by May 31st in order to begin school in September. Prior to the first day of school, he or she must be toilet-trained, ready to separate from parents, and able to interact positively with other children and adults. A child who cannot adjust socially may be asked to withdraw and re-apply for admission at a later date. At this level of education, we consider a child’s academic achievement secondary to their social and emotional development.

    Summer Fives Program
    The Summer Fives  program is a developmental program for young fives. Children with June, July, and August birthdays will automatically be considered and typically will spend a second (or sometimes a third) year in their preschool classroom before moving on to Kindergarten. The primary purpose of the Summer Fives program is to give these children an extra year to mature. It is not an enrichment program nor is it a remedial program.

    Click here to learn the steps of the Preschool Admissions Process.

    The Kindergarten consists of two classrooms of 24 students and two teachers in each room. Admission to kindergarten is based on a child’s age, social and emotional maturity, and academic readiness. SHS Preschool students fill the majority of Kindergarten spaces, leaving approximately 10 openings each year. Children need to be five by May 31st in order to apply to Kindergarten. Children with summer birthdays who have completed kindergarten at another school often repeat kindergarten at SHS.

    Click here to learn the steps of the Kindergarten Admissions 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

PSK Profile

71 Preschoolers
44 Kindergartners
5 Classrooms
10 Total Faculty
12:1 Avg. Student-to-Faculty Ratio
1:1 Male/Female Student Ratio
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