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Freshwomen Application Process



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. If you missed Open House on October 18, please call the Admissions Office at 834-2101 ext. 311 to schedule an individual, in-person tour.

Step 2 - Shadow Day
Eighth graders are invited to “Shadow for a Day.” You will be paired with a ninth grader (either someone you request or who shares similar interests with you) and attend her classes, go to lunch, and meet her teachers and friends. The Admissions Office will work with you to schedule a mutually convenient day.  Due to COVID-19 and space limitations within the building, Sacred Heart will be unable to host shadows during Fall 2020.  However, please complete the Shadow Day Request form as we develop opportunities for 8th grade girls to experience SHA in other ways!
Step 3 - Apply
Apply to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart:

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 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 currently being scheduled on an individual basis either in-person or remotely.  We will schedule your daughter's exam upon receipt of her application.
 
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.  
 
Step 6 - Acceptance Letters Mailed
Students who took the Entrance Exam on November 21, 2020, will be mailed their Letters of Acceptance, Scholarships & Financial Aid on January 21, 2021.  Students who take the exam after January 21, 2021, will be admitted on a rolling basis and deadlines will be adjusted accordingly.

Step 6 - Enroll your Daughter 
Mail your deposit and enrollment forms to SHA by February 1, 2021, to confirm your spot as a member of the Class of 2025.   Students who take the exam after January 21, 2021, will be admitted on a rolling basis and deadlines will be adjusted accordingly.

Step 7 - Attend Registration
Register as a member of the Class of 2025.

Registered Student Events for the Class of 2025:
  • Ice Cream Social  - May 18, 2021
  • Placement Exams in Language and Computer  - May 2021
  • Service abd/or Leadership Camps - Summer 2021, optional
  • Freshwomen Fun Day - August 2021
  • Orientation - August 2021

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
  • One recommendation (as completed on the scholarship application)

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