Catholic, Independent Elementary Schools Serving Chicago's Children Since 1876


Preschool: Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten

Preschool Philosophy | Preschool Vision | Preschool Curriculum

Sacred Heart's play-based program encourages curiosity and discovery while fostering close bonds between children and teachers. Our newly renovated preschool is conveniently located just off Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood and features a full-sized gymnasium and adjacent outdoor play space, as well as ample parking for easy drop-off and pick-up.

Pre-Kindergarten for 3-year-old children is a nurturing first-school experience that encourages children to discover, create and learn through purposeful play. To be considered for the 2021-22 school year, children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021.

Junior Kindergarten for 4-year-old children continues the joyful environment of pre-kindergarten. This cognitively rich experience builds upon children’s growing curiosity and confidence, empowers them with fundamental skills and creates a smooth transition to senior kindergarten. To be considered for the 2021-22 school year, children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021.

Both PK and JK programs:

  • Are five days per week, Monday-Friday
  • Offer a choice of a morning or full-day program
  • Provide optional before school, extended-day and summer programs

Preschool is the first step in a seamless Sacred Heart education that will take your child through 8th grade. No further admissions process is required for senior kindergarten.

Important information for families who are interested in joining Sacred Heart when their child is ready for senior kindergarten: Sacred Heart's senior kindergarten is intentionally designed to bring together children from both our JK and other excellent preschools across Chicago. Located on our SK-8 campus, senior kindergarten expands so that additional seats are available for new families. All families are warmly welcomed into our SK program, whether or not they have attended our JK. We encourage you to apply! 


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Preschool Campus

Located at: 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Meg Steele
Head of Schools

Elizabeth Coleman
Head of Primary School

Holly DePalma
Preschool Director

Ann Chiumino
Admissions Director