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Pre-Kindergarten 2019-20

Children applying now for junior kindergarten 2019-20 will be 3-years old by September 1, 2019, with a birthday from September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016

Sacred Heart’s new pre-kindergarten program opens in the fall of 2019 in newly-renovated facilities at 5649 N. Sheridan Rd. on the grounds of Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church. A nurturing, first-school experience, pre-kindergarten is five days per week. Families may choose between a morning or full-day program. Extended day and summer options are also available.

Enrolling in Sacred Heart’s pre-kindergarten is the first step in a seamless Sacred Heart educational experience that takes children through 8th grade. Once enrolled in our pre-kindergarten, no further admissions process is required.

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 10, 2018 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: TOUR THE SCHOOL

If you have not yet toured Sacred Heart, please schedule a visit online or contact the Admissions Office at 773.681.8418. If possible, your tour should take place prior to your parent interview. Admissions Coffees, followed by Preschool Information Sessions, are scheduled on selected mornings October-May. Quick Tours are offered on selected mornings, year round. Both Admissions Coffees and Quick Tours require reservations.

STEP THREE: SCHEDULE YOUR PARENT INTERVIEW

Weekday mornings, October through February

During this meeting, you will be able to ask questions and share information about your family. Both parents should attend. Your child should not accompany you unless their assessment is scheduled for the same time. Meetings are about an hour.

STEP FOUR: SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Weekday mornings, October through February

Your child will meet individually with a member of our Admissions staff for a 20-minute assessment. You will have an opportunity to share information about your child’s development, and your child will engage in age-appropriate play activities with puzzles, blocks and art materials. It is best if only one parent accompanies the applicant in the assessment. A nanny or babysitter cannot be substituted for a parent.

STEP FIVE: SUBMIT A TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

By January 1, 2019

If your child is already enrolled in a preschool program, please ask your teacher to complete a recommendation form for your child. If your child is not enrolled in preschool, another care-giver or instructor familiar with your child may complete the recommendation. Sacred Heart uses the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS) Recommendation form. A form should be delegated to your child’s teacher electronically through Ravenna or a paper copy can be downloaded on this page.

STEP SIX: SUBMIT A PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE FORM

By January 1, 2019

Families of junior kindergarten applicants should finalize their schedule preferences (i.e. full-day or half-day; optional extended day and/or summer program) by submitting their Preschool Schedule form through Ravenna.

ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATIONS AND CONTRACTS

Families who have completed the application process by February 8, 2019 will receive admissions decisions on February 15, 2019. Contracts will be due March 11, 2019. For families completing the admissions process after February 8, notification will be rolling.