Students Applying to Sacred Heart Intermediate Level (7th and 8th grade)
Students applying to Sacred Heart for 7th or 8th grade will take a placement exam consisting of three parts: Math, Communicative Arts, and Reading. This exam will be administered at Sacred Heart High School by appointment.
The exam fee is $30. Contact the Admissions Office for more information or to register for the next available test date.
Explanation of Intermediate School Placement Testing:
The QUIC Tests of Mathematics and Communicative Arts establish and verify the functional proficiency of each applicant in those subjects. They are useful in determining placement and leveling for each student.
Students Applying to Sacred Heart School for Grades 1 through 6
Grades 1 & 2
Placement Test may be required for students applying for Grades 1 & 2 based on school records.
The final step in the process for Kindergarten is the completion of Kindergarten Screening. Once your child has applied for Kindergarten, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a screening.
Elementary School: Soccer, instructional for grades 1 & 2, travel team for grades 3-6. Also, various after school clubs, varying by session, and according to interest.
High School/Middle School: Sacred Heart offers athletics (intermediate, junior varsity and varsity), nationally-recognized programs in the arts, such as speech, debate, creative writing, journalism, and a diverse offering of clubs and organizations, including Robotics, Art Club, and We are the World, a multi-cultural club.
Elementary School: Students in grades 2-6 are evaluated with nationally-recognized 'Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) multiple times during the year in the areas of Reading, Language Usage and Math.
Middle School: All students in Grades 7 & 8 are evaluated with the IOWA test on an annual basis. This instrument helps to chart student progress and monitor the academic program.
High School: SHHS is a college preparatory school, and as such, students are expected to take the PSAT, SAT and/or any other achievement tests recommended by the Guidance Dept. in order to fulfill the college application process.
AP: All Advanced Placement courses are approved by the College Board and students who take the course are expected to take the test.
SHHS: Sacred Heart High School administers the High School Placement Test (HSPT) for entrance to 9th grade as part of the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic High School testing program. Students who take the test at another Catholic high school must request that their scores be sent to SHHS if applying for admission. In turn, SHHS will send scores from students who take the test here to up to five Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Sacred Heart administers its own placement test to students entering 7th and 8th grades.
Early Childhood Center and Elementary School: Transfers are dependent upon space availability, former school evaluations, and time of year.
Middle/High School: Sacred Heart accepts qualified transfer students in grades 7 through 12 as space permits. The process is based upon: transcript, recommendations and discipline reports from the former school; student interview; and our ability to synchronize existing courses to the Sacred Heart curriculum.