Welcome to Convent of the Sacred Heart and thank you for your interest in applying. Sacred Heart welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and faiths, and is committed to the development of each student’s intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.
The Admission Committee appreciates the time and energy you have devoted to the application process and we look forward to reviewing your application.
The Admission Committee makes decisions based on the strengths and talents of each applicant. We attempt to collect information that is age appropriate and will serve as an indication of the student's potential for success at Convent of the Sacred Heart. All applications, supporting materials and visits must be completed by February 1. Decision letters are mailed on the Friday closest to March 1. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact our Admission Office at 203-532-3534. Application Form and $50 Fee
The "Application for Admission" form is the first document required to begin the application process. It can be submitted before the other required documentation. Once the Application form and applicable fee are received, you will be contacted regarding a visiting day and interview for you and your daughter. Apply online. Teacher Recommendations
Preschool through Grade 4: Please provide a recommendation from a classroom teacher using the form provided.
Grades 5-12: Please provide one recommendation from a mathematics teacher and one recommendation from an English teacher using the forms provided.
Some schools do not permit teachers to complete recommendations. If your daughter attends such a school, you may ask for an extracurricular recommendation form from the Admission Office and have it completed by a coach, Girl Scout Leader, CCD teacher, tutor or other adult who knows your daugher well. You may also submit copies of graded math and written work (e.g., from an English or Social Studies class) which can be helpful to the Admission Committee in assessing your daughter's current level of work when teacher recommendations are not submitted. Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation
Please have the appropriate administrator fill out the form provided. Extracurricular Recommendation FormParent Statement on the Goals & Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools
An education at Sacred Heart is a commitment by each student and her parents. We ask that parents complete a Parent Statement reflecting on the Goals & Criteria
on the form provided. School Transcript
Please request that your daughter's transcript (with all standardized test scores and grades for the previous two years) be sent to our Admission Office. Your daughter’s present school may require written permission from you before releasing her records; a Request for Transcript form is enclosed in the Admission application for your convenience.
Admission Test Scores
Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten: Please call the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 to arrange for the Gesell Developmental Observation.
Grade 1 and Grade 2: Testing will be completed during the class visiting day.
Grades 3-4: Candidates for these grades are asked to take specific sections of the Educational Records Bureau test that measures aptitude and achievement in mathematics and reading. The test will be administered at Convent of the Sacred Heart and at Greenwich area independent schools on Saturday mornings throughout the School year. Registration forms and testing dates are available from the Admission Office.
Grades 5-12: Candidates for these grades are asked to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (I.S.E.E.) that is administered at Convent of the Sacred Heart and at area independent schools on Saturday mornings throughout the School year. Online registration is available at www.iseetest.org. Class Visit
After the application and fee have been submitted, appointments may be scheduled during the months of October, November, December and January by calling the Admission Office at 203-532-3534. Student Interview
Applicants for grades 5 - 12 will meet for a brief conversation with a member of the Admission Committee on the day of her class visit. Parent Interview
Parent(s) should schedule a meeting with a member of the Admission staff separately or in conjunction with the student’s class visiting day. To download a printable version of the application form, click here.