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


Tuition and Fees


Sacred Heart's tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year

Senior Kindergarten-8th Grade
Tuition - $21,740
Activity Fee - $740

The Activity Fee covers the cost of the Before and After School Care Program, Sacred Heart Yearbook, Parents of the Heart Fee, local field trips, participation in interscholastic athletics, and selected extracurricular arts activities, including Liturgical Choir and the school play.

The following is a schedule of additional grade level fees a Sacred Heart family can expect during the 2019-20 school year:

  • 6th Grade Ropes Retreat (approximate cost): $170
  • 7th Grade Space Academy (approximate cost): $1,240
  • 8th Grade Washington, D.C Trip (approximate cost): $1,575
  • 8th Grade Graduation Fee: $100


Sacred Heart's tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year

Pre-Kindergarten-Junior Kindergarten

Tuition/Full Day - $21,740
Tuition/Half Day - $16,304
Program Fee/Full Day - $500
Program Fee/Half Day - $375
Extended Day - $4,992

Tuition Assistance

Approximately 24% of Sacred Heart students receive tuition assistance. Based on demonstrated need, tuition assistance awards are granted up to 95% of tuition and fees. In the 2019-20 academic year, Sacred Heart will grant over $3M in tuition assistance.

For some families, the cost of full tuition can stretch resources beyond the limit of their annual budget. The tuition assistance program is committed to making a Sacred Heart education available to students, regardless of their family's circumstances.

Awards are made at all grade levels and are decided on the basis of need and the availability of funds. Awards are for one year and, although recipients must reapply each year, returning students are given first priority for funds. Future awards assume students remain in good financial, academic, and behavior standing and continue to demonstrate financial need.

If you are awarded tuition assistance, you will be able to apply for additional financial support for certain expenses over and above tuition ( e.g., Specialized After School Classes). This additional financial assistance would not, however, cover the costs of transportation, uniforms, supplies, school lunches or certain other miscellaneous expenses.

Sacred Heart Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.