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Admissions Process for the Class of 2027

8th grade girls
Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart Academy for your daughter.  If you have any questions about the admissions process, please call the Admissions Office at 834-2101 ext. 311.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Step 1 - Take A Tour
Missed Open House?  Please call the Admissions Office at 834-2101 ext 311 to arrange an individual tour or submit this request form.

Step 2 - Shadow Day
Sign up here.
We welcome 8th grade girls to Shadow for a Day. Shadow days begin Monday, September 26.  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.  
Step 3 - Entrance Exam Prep Course, Saturdays - October 22, 29 and November 5
Step 4 - Take the Catholic High School Entrance Exam.  After December 3, the entrance exam will be scheduled by individual appointment.
Register to take the exam by submitting the  CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION

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.

Step 5 - 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.  Applications will be mailed to all first choice candidates.
 Step 6 - Acceptance Letters Mailed
Students who take the Entrance Exam on December 3 or 9, 2022, will be mailed their Letters of Acceptance, along with scholarship & financial aid notification on January 19, 2023.  After January 20, 2023, new applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Step 7 - Enroll your Daughter 
Mail your $500 tuition deposit and enrollment forms to SHA by January 30, 2023, to confirm your daughter's spot as a member of the Class of 2027.   

Step 8 - Attend Registration
Register as a member of the Class of 2027.
Date:  February 16, 2023
After February 16, accepted students will be registered on an individual basis.

Registered Student Events for the Class of 2027:
  • Ice Cream Social  - May 11, 2023
  • Language Placement Exams - May 2023
  • Service and/or Leadership Camps - Summer 2023, optional
  • Freshwomen Fun Day - August 2023
  • Orientation - August 2023
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
  • Final grades from 6, 7 and 8 (1st quarter)
  • Past standardized testing (when available)
  • Letter of recommendation 
If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact:
Mary C. Ganey
Director of Admissions
834-2101 ext 311
[email protected]