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Senior Kindergarten Early Decision 2022-23

Children applying now for Early Decision 2022-23 were born September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.

If you are a member of a preschool community other than Sacred Heart's, but would like to reserve a space in our senior kindergarten, we encourage you to apply via Early Decision. Children receiving early acceptance remain at their current preschool for their 4-year-old program, and parents are assured a space is waiting for them at Sacred Heart when their child is 5-years old and ready for SK. About 70% of our students will be new to Sacred Heart in senior kindergarten.

Admissions appointments can be scheduled through Ravenna, by calling the Admissions Office at 773.681.8494, or by emailing admissions@shschicago.org.

STEP ONE: APPLY

Submit your application by December 4, 2020 via Ravenna-hub.com. Create an account and search for Sacred Heart Schools in the School Directory. There is a $75 fee for new families. Qualifying families can obtain a fee waiver by calling the Admissions Office.

STEP TWO: Attend a VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION SESSION

Selected weekdays, October through February, via Zoom

Zoom into an hour-long program with our Head of Schools, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and current parents. Each session begins with presentations on the Sacred Heart Network, mission and educational philosophy and concludes with a question and answer session. 

STEP THREE: SCHEDULE A TALK AND TOUR

Weekdays, September through February, via Zoom

Meet one-on-one with a member of the Admissions Team and take a personalized, virtual campus tour.  We'll introduce you to Sacred Heart and answer your questions in real time. Talk and Tours are about an hour.

STEP FOUR: SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Weekday mornings, October through February, via Zoom

For the 2020-21 admissions season, we are transitioning from our traditional on-campus assessments to informal virtual meetings with children and parents via Zoom. Meetings range from 15-30 minutes and include simple, age-appropriate activities.  Anticipate a relaxed, unpressured experience.

STEP FIVE: OPTIONAL PRESCHOOL OBSERVATION 

January and February

If circumstances allow, the Admissions Office will schedule a brief observation at your child's preschool. We do not schedule observations at daycare centers or at public or parish schools.

STEP SIX: SUBMIT A TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

By January 1, 2021

Please delegate the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS) recommendation form to your child’s current preschool teacher electronically through Ravenna or download a paper copy from our website.  If your child is not enrolled in a preschool, another care-giver or instructor familiar with your child may complete the recommendation form.

ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION AND ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT

Families who complete the application process by February 19, 2021 will receive admissions decisions on March 5, 2021. Pre-enrollment agreements are due March 15, 2021. Any seats remaining after March 15 will be filled on a rolling basis.