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Preschool & Kindergarten

PSK Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart Preschool & Kindergarten. 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.  

STEPS TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS

List of 8 items.

  • Schedule a Parent Observation

    This initial visit is for prospective parents only and lasts about 30 minutes. After this visit, you will be given an access code to begin the application. 

    Please create an account on Ravenna and visit the Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton 'Explore Page' to schedule your apppointment. 

    Online registration for Parent Observations will open on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2016.
  • 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.

    2016 Preschool and Kindergarten Open Houses
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 3, 2016 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • No reservations required
  • Tour the Campus

    Prospective parents 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.  

    The tour is for parents only. New families to SHS are required to attend one campus tour. 

    2016-2017 Campus Tour Dates:
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m
    • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m
    • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m
    • Reservations Required
  • Submit Application and Supporting Documents

    Age Requirement: A child applying to preschool for the 2017-2018 school year must be 3 years of age by May 31, 2017.

    A child applying to kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year must be 5 years of age by May 31, 2017

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

    A complete Preschool and Kindergarten Application will include:
    • Online Application and $100 Application Fee
    • Teacher Recommendation: Required for all applicants currently enrolled in school
    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.
  • Applicant Visits

    Preschool

    All Preschool applicants will participate in a faculty-guided classroom visit with parents waiting nearby An email invitation will be sent to register online for one of the following visit dates:

    Classroom Visit Dates 
    Saturday, February 4, 2017
    Saturday, February 11, 2017


    Kindergarten 

    All kindergarten applicants will participate in a kindergarten readiness screening on one of the following dates:

    Kindergarten Screenings
    Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Online registration for applicant visits will be made available by Friday, January, 13th, 2017.

    Please direct your questions or requests for additional information via email to Abby Miller, Director of Admissions.
  • Parent Interview

    Admissions interviews will held starting in mid-January.  The interviews will be 20 minutes in length and conducted by our faculty and admissions team. Online registration for interviews will be emailed to applicants on Friday, January 13, 2017.

    Please direct your questions or requests for additional information via email to Abby Miller, Director of Admissions.
  • 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.
  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    Click here to view our upcoming admissions events and 2016-2017 application deadlines.

Contact

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
admissions@shschools.org
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Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12