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Admissions

Preschool & Kindergarten

Sacred Heart’s Preschool & Kindergarten offers an outstanding educational program, combining Montessori-inspired 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.

We invite you to get to know Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton through the admissions process and discuss with us how our unique Preschool-Grade 12 community might be the right fit for your family.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon!

*Online applications will be published Tuesday, September 5th, 2017*

STEPS TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS

List of 8 items.

  • Check Our Age Requirements

    Applicants to Preschool must be three (3) years of age by May 31 in order to begin school in August

    Applicants to Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age by May 31 in order to begin school in August
  • Tour the Campus

    Prospective parents and guardians are invited to tour the entire Sacred Heart Schools campus and learn more about the curriculum and program at the Preschool, Kindergarten and Lower School. Campus tours will be held on a monthly basis from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. starting in September. After this visit, you will be given an access code to the application.

    Please create an account on Ravenna and visit the Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton 'Explore Page' to register for one of our available tour dates. Registration is required.

    P-5 campus tours are reserved for families applying for the Fall of 2018.
  • Attend an Open House

    The Preschool and Kindergarten Open House events offer parents and children the opportunity to learn more about the Preschool and Kindergarten program. Guests are invited to visit the classrooms, try student activities and meet current teachers and parents.

    2017 Preschool and Kindergarten Open Houses
    (Reservations not required)
    • Saturday, October 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Saturday, December 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Submit an Application and Supporting Documents

    Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted starting Sept. 5, 2017.

    All Preschool and Kindergarten applicants are required to attend a campus tour or Open House event in order to receive a code to begin the application. Families who have applied to Sacred Heart previously or who are applying from outside the immediate area should contact the admissions office for further detail.

    A complete Preschool and Kindergarten Application will include:
    • Campus Tour or Open House
    • Online Application and $100 Application Fee*
    • Teacher Recommendation- Required for all applicants currently enrolled in school
    • We encourage you to upload a photo of your student and or family to help us with putting names and faces together.
    All applications and supplemental documents are completed and submitted electronically through Ravenna Solutions.

    *Application fee waivers are also available for qualified applicants. Please contact the Admissions Office at 650-454-8450 to request a fee wavier.
  • Applicant Visits

    Once applications and supplemental materials have been received and reviewed by Sacred Heart in January 2018, Preschool (beginning with four-year-olds) and Kindergarten applicants (five-year-olds) will be scheduled for a classroom visit with the Preschool & Kindergarten faculty in January. Young three- and five-year-old applicant visits will take place in early March.  
  • Parent Interview

    Applicant interviews will begin in January 2018 and take place during the school day, Monday through Friday. The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview.
  • Classroom Observation(Optional)

    Observing a classroom is not a mandatory part of the admissions process. Parents interested in seeing our preschool and kindergarten classes in session are encouraged to schedule a classroom observation. These appointments are 30 minutes and for adults only.

    Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule this optional appointment. 
  • Learn about Financial Assistance

    We are committed to making a Sacred Heart education affordable for all academically qualified students regardless of financial circumstance.
    Sacred Heart Schools offers assistance to qualified students in the form of financial aid, based upon demonstrated financial need.

    To request financial assistance, families must submit a F.A.S.T. application by January 26, 2018, and a copy of their 2017 Tax Returns by February 23, 2018.

    Please visit our Tuition & Financial Assistance Page for more information

Preschool & Kindergarten Admissions Timeline

Please note these dates and deadlines are subject to addition and change. Please check your Ravenna application account for the most accurate dates and deadline information.

  • Tuesday, September 5: Online application available
  • Thursday, January 11: Application deadline
  • Friday, January 26: Tuition assistance (FAST) application deadline
  • Friday, February 2: Supplemental deadline
  • Friday, February 23: 2017 Tax Return submitted through FAST 
  • Thursday, March 15: Admissions decisions mailed
  • Friday, March 16: Admissions Decisions Released via Ravenna at 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 23: Enrollment contracts and deposit deadline

More Questions? 
Contact our office at admissions@shschools.org or 650.454.8450 for more information.

Admissions Staff

Abby Miller
Admissions Director, Preschool - Grade 8

Melissa Chao
Associate Admissions Director

Lisa Ignoffo 
Admissions Assistant

CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 650.454.8450
Fax: 650.326.2761
Email: admissions@shschools.org

Mailing Address:
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
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