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Admissions Process for the Class of 2028 & 2029

8th grade girls
Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart Academy for your daughter.  We look forward to welcoming you!
What do we consider for acceptance into SHA?

Our overall goal is to have each student be successful at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. In order to achieve that, we consider the following for admission:
  • Scores from the High School Placement Test (Catholic High School Entrance Exam)
  • Final grades from 6, 7 and 8 (through 3rd quarter)
  • Past standardized testing (when available)
  • Letter of recommendation - required

Interested in Enrollment for Fall 2024?
We accept incoming 9th graders on a rolling basis during the summer.  Please call the Admissions Office at 834-2101 ext. 311 to discuss the process including submitting the Catholic High School application, taking the entrance exam, submitting a letter of recommendation, and applying for financial aid.

Upcoming Student Events for the Class of 2028:
  • Service Camp - Summer 2024, optional
  • Freshwomen Fun Day - August 20, 2024
  • Orientation - August 29, 2024
Interested in Enrollment for Fall 2025?
Attend Open House - Fall 2024 Date TBA
Check back for dates and available time slots.
Tours - If you would like to schedule a tour, please submit this request form.
Shadow Days
We welcome 8th grade girls to Shadow for a Day. Students will be paired with a ninth or tenth grade girl (either someone you request or who shares similar interests) and attend classes, go to lunch, meet faculty and staff, and learn more about being a SHA girl.  Shadow Day sign-ups for the 2024-25 school year will be available on August 1.
Entrance Exam Prep Course - Fall 2024, Saturdays - October 19, 26 and November 2 from 9 am -  12 noon
This three-week prep course is designed to familiarize 8th grade girls with the Catholic High School Entrance Exam including test taking strategies in both English and Math.  The cost is $75 and includes the Peterson's review book.  Registration for Fall 2024 will open on August 1.
Catholic High School Entrance Exam for the Class of 2029 - Saturday, November 23
Register to take the exam at Sacred Heart by submitting the CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION  (application will open for the Class of 2029 on September 1)

Print out the confirmation email, sign and bring to your daughter’s guidance office. The guidance counselor will forward us the required documents (final report cards from 6th, 7th grades and first quarter grades from 8th grade, and past standardized testing, when available).  Students who select Sacred Heart Academy as their first choice will receive a confirmation of their application along with scholarship and financial aid information.  Students who select Sacred Heart as their second choice or third choice will also be considered for admission and must submit a letter of recommendation.

Sacred Heart also requires a Supplemental Application that can be found here.
Apply for Scholarships and/or Financial Aid
Students who list Sacred Heart Academy as their first choice school will be eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid.  The financial aid application (FAST) can be found here. Scholarship applications will be emailed to first choice families.
Acceptance Letters Mailed
Letters of Acceptance, along with scholarship & financial aid notification will be mailed on on January 23, 2025. Students who apply after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Enroll your Daughter 
Submit your $500 tuition deposit and enrollment forms by Monday, February 3, 2025,  to confirm your daughter's spot as a member of the Class of 2029.   

Step 8 - Attend Registration
Register as a member of the Class of 2028.
Date:  February 2025 
If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact:
Mary C. Ganey
Director of Admissions
834-2101 ext 311
[email protected]