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


Sacred Heart Preschool Opening Fall 2019!

Sacred Heart is excited to welcome 3- and 4-year-olds to our longstanding mission of educating Chicago’s children. Our newly renovated preschool is conveniently located just off Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

Pre-Kindergarten for 3-year-olds is a nurturing first-school experience that empowers children with fundamental skills and encourages them to discover, create and learn through play. Twenty-six children will be accepted, 13 in each section, with two teachers per section. Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2019.

Junior Kindergarten for 4-year-olds continues the joyful environment of pre-kindergarten. This cognitively rich experience is designed to build upon children’s growing curiosity and confidence, and create a smooth transition to senior kindergarten. Thirty children will be accepted, 15 in each section, with two teachers per section. Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019.

Both Pre-K and JK programs:

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

Children will enjoy the preschool’s full-sized gymnasium and adjacent outdoor play space. Parents will appreciate the ample parking for easy drop-off and pick-up. An added bonus: early morning drop-off beginning at 7:30 am will be available at no charge.

2019-20 Schedules: Pre-Kindergarten | Junior Kindergarten

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.

Sacred Heart's senior kindergarten will bring together children from both our JK and other excellent preschools across Chicago. Located on our SK-8 campus, senior kindergarten expands to enroll 80 students in five SK sections. With additional spaces available for new students, senior kindergarten is Sacred Heart’s primary entrance point. All families are warmly welcomed into our admissions process, whether or not they have attended our junior kindergarten.


Submit your application online.


Visit us for an Admissions Coffee.


Download our Admissions Viewbook.

Preschool Campus

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

Nat Wilburn
Head of Schools

Lisa Zimmer
Head of Primary School

Holly DePalma
Preschool Director

Judy Corrin
Admissions Director


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