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Senior Kindergarten Regular Decision 2021-22

Children applying now for senior kindergarten 2021-22 should be 5-years old by September 1, 2021, born September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016.

Senior kindergarten is Sacred Heart’s primary entrance point and brings together children from both our junior kindergarten program and other excellent early childhood programs across Chicago. Regular Decision is for families who wish to apply to Sacred Heart on a traditional admission cycle, beginning the fall before their child is ready to enter senior kindergarten.

While Sacred Heart’s senior kindergarten is often filled two years in advance with a combination of Early Decision applicants, siblings of current students, and children from our junior kindergarten program, spaces often become available for Regular Decision applicants in the year prior to senor kindergarten. The Admissions Office works closely with Regular Decision families through every step of the admissions process to ensure they are well informed and up-to-date as senior kindergarten spaces become available.

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 public or parochial 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 are encouraged to complete the admissions process by January 12, 2021. Rolling notification begins January 26, as openings allow. Enrollment agreements are due February 10 or one week following notification.