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  • Students Applying to Sacred Heart High School for 9th Grade

    8th grade students applying to Sacred Heart for 9th grade must take the high school placement test. 
    Sacred Heart High School participates in the Archdiocese of Boston High School Placement Test (HSPT) program. Applicants must register to take the exam, registration opens on September 5.
    Students may register for the test only once, on the date that is most convenient. The test will be administered at Sacred Heart High School on October 28thNovember 18th, and December 2nd.
    After these dates contact the admissions office for additional exam dates.

    The exam fee is $40. 
  • 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. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and students are asked to arrive by 8:45 a.m. and the test will be finished by 11:15 a.m.

    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.
    • The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test is also administered to assess both reading vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Students Applying to Sacred Heart School for Grades 1 through 6

    The final step in the process for Elementary School is completion of a placement test in reading and math. Placement testing is scheduled on a Saturday morning in April and May. Contact the Admissions Office for more information or to register for the next scheduled placement test.
  • Kindergarten Screening

    The final step in the process for Kindergarten is completion of the Kindergarten Screening. Contact the Early Childhood Center at 781-585-2290 to schedule an appointment for the Kindergarten Screening.

Admission FAQ

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Q Where do Sacred Heart students live?

    Our students live in more than 50 South Shore, South Coastal and Cape Cod communities. These areas include towns from Scituate to Yarmouth, Rockland to Bridgewater, and Lakeville to Plymouth.
  • Q Does Sacred Heart offer transportation?

    Yes, our primary enrollment areas are covered by bus routes that mostly follow the established main thoroughfares.
  • Q What extracurricular activities are available?

    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: 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, Astronomy, and We are the World, a multi-cultural club.
  • Q Are there opportunities available for students in both the intermediate and upper levels at the High School?

    Some clubs and organizations allow for student involvement regardless of grade level; others are structured as to be age appropriate.
  • Q What academic levels of instruction are available at Sacred Heart?

    Elementary School:  Offers individualization in math and reading.

    High School:  As a college preparatory school, three levels of instruction are offered, College Prep (CP), Honors (H), and Advanced Placement (AP).
  • Q Does Sacred Heart School administer or use the MCAS?

    Only public schools in Massachusetts are allowed to administer the MCAS. MCAS exams are not required for graduation from Sacred Heart High School.
  • Q What kind of National Testing is administered at Sacred Heart School?

    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 a 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.
  • Q Does SHS require an Entrance Test?

    Yes; please see the Admissions page for a full explanation of Sacred Heart School Admissions information, process, timeline and testing.
  • Q Can my scores on other entrance tests be used for admission to SHHS?  Will you send my scores to other schools?

    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.
  • Q Will Sacred Heart School accept transfer students?

    Early Childhood Center and Elementary School: Transfers are dependent upon space availability, former school evaluations, and time of year.

    Middle/High School:  We are happy to accept qualified students into our community. The process is based upon: transcript, recommendations and discipline reports from the former school; student interview; available space at the high school; and our ability to synchronize existing courses to the the SH program.
  • Q What is the deadline for the SHS application process?

    The application deadline for grade 7,8, & 9 is generally in January.
    The application deadline for preschool through grade 6 is generally in March.

    The deadline for transfer students in grades 10 & 11 is generally in May.
    However, Sacred Heart School has rolling admissions for all grades and continues to admit students after those dates, as space allows.
  • Q What is the tuition at the Sacred Heart Schools?

    Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten:  Tuition is dependent upon the number of days in attendance. Please call the Admissions Office (781-585-2114 ext. 11) for details.
    Kindergarten through Grade 6: Tuition for the academic year 2017-2018 is $8,750.

    Grades 7 & 8: Tuition for the academic year 2017-2018 is $14,560.
    Grade 9 through 12: Tuition for the academic year 2017-2018 is $14,850

    There is a tuition discount for families with more than one student enrolled in Sacred Heart School.

Sacred Heart School

High School: 781-585-7511
Elementary School: 781-585-2114 
Early Childhood Center: 781-585-2290
Sacred Heart School is a landmark educational institution on the South Shore. Providing students in preschool to grade 12 a top-tier, private, Catholic education for the last 70 years.