Admissions » Welcome!


I am pleased to welcome you to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart as you consider options for high school. The core of our community is a student body of nearly 400 young women representing more than 26 school districts who come from more than 45 Catholic, private, public and charter schools. Whether a student comes to SHA by herself or with friends, each girl feels welcomed and quickly becomes a part of the SHA “sisterhood.” The friendships that she develops over four years will last a lifetime.

I invite you to explore our website to discover what Sacred Heart offers. Browse the academic pages to learn about the enriching college preparatory curriculum, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and signature programming, explore our extensive athletic and extracurricular offerings, our beautiful and well-equipped campus, the rich 140-year history and long traditions within an inclusive Franciscan community, as well as the advantage of an all-girls education.

The admissions section provides the information needed to enroll at Sacred Heart Academy as either an incoming freshwoman or as a transfer student. You will find important admissions dates for the current academic year, information about the application process and entrance examination, learn how to see the Academy in action by shadowing for a day, and gather tuition, financial aid and scholarship information. In addition, we offer several workshops and camps throughout the year for middle school girls.

Of course, nothing compares to the experience of being here at Sacred Heart, and so I encourage you to contact the Admissions Office to arrange a tour.  Or, if you prefer, you can take a  virtual tour and see some of our building's signature spaces.  Either way, watch this video to hear from current students about the advice they have for 8th grade girls or transfer students considering SHA. 
We are currently accepting 9th grade applications for Fall 2024 and transfer students on a rolling basis. Start your journey at SHA by calling me at 834-2101 ext. 311 or emailing [email protected].

Again, welcome, and I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Mary Ganey
Mary C. Ganey
Ruth Donner
Admissions Assistant
Summerspace Coordinator
“I felt so at home at SHA because I could just be myself. I was surrounded by girls just like me who wanted what I wanted- to get the best education they could so they can succeed in life.”
Isabel M. ‘18

“Sacred Heart Academy makes such a difference in the lives of students and our community. Sacred Heart is a top-rated school, but that's not the best part. The best part is the support given to the girls in their high school years from fellow students, teachers, and staff. The school fosters community, acceptance, and inclusion for everyone. The girls encourage each other and build each other up. This was the way it was when I went there, and when my oldest graduated from there, and for my youngest, who is a senior now.”


Jeanne Vezina Vinal ‘82

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart 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 or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.