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Freshwomen Application Process for the Class of 2026

Step 1 - Tour Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
Prospective students and families are invited to Open House to tour the school, meet students, faculty and staff, and coaches, and see what Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart has to offer. Learn more about academics, signature programming, clubs and extracurricular activities, athletics, and much more. Open House is Sunday, October 17 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required. Sign up here.

Step 2 - Shadow Day
Eighth graders are invited to “Shadow for a Day.” You will be paired with a ninth or tenth grade girl (either someone you request or who shares similar interests with you) and attend her classes, go to lunch, and meet her teachers and friends. Shadow days begin Monday, September 27.  Sign up here.
Step 3 - Apply
Apply to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. 


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 will also be considered for admission and must submit a letter of recommendation.

Step 4 - Take Entrance Exam
The Catholic High School Entrance Examination is  offered on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 8 a.m..  All girls who select Sacred Heart as their first choice high school will take the exam at SHA.  Register to take the Entrance Exam here.
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 November 20, 2021, will be mailed their Letters of Acceptance, Scholarships & Financial Aid on January 20, 2022.  

Step 6 - Enroll your Daughter 
Mail your deposit and enrollment forms to SHA by January 31, 2022, to confirm your spot as a member of the Class of 2026.   

Step 7 - Attend Registration
Register as a member of the Class of 2026.
Date:  February 10, 2022

Registered Student Events for the Class of 2026:
  • Ice Cream Social  - May 2022
  • Language Placement Exams - May 2022
  • Service and/or Leadership Camps - Summer 2022, optional
  • Freshwomen Fun Day - August 2022
  • Orientation - August 2022

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
  • Letter of recommendation 

If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact:
Mary C. Ganey
Director of Admissions
834-2101 ext 311