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  • Admissions Process

    The admissions process begins in the fall for enrollment in the following academic year, with the majority of applications and visits occurring between October and March. Prospective families are encouraged to visit Sacred Heart during an Open House.

    Application Deadlines

    The completed Admissions Portfolio should submitted by the following dates:

    •November 15: Grade 9
    •February 17: Grade 6
    •March 31: Kindergarten
    • All other grade levels, contact Admissions for timeline

    If you prefer, the print application can be downloaded here and mailed or emailed to the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart’s Admissions Office along with the other required forms.

    Mail completed forms to:
    Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
    Attention: Admissions Office
    480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

    Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at any time during the process with any questions you may have. We look forward to assisting you and thank you for considering a Sacred Heart Education for your daughter.

    How to Apply to Ninth Grade

    Completion of the Grade 9 Online Application for 2017-2018 will open an admissions portfolio and will also automatically register your daughter for the Grade 9 Scholarship/Entrance test which will be given on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

    Please create a sign on using:
    • (firstname.lastname)
    • choose a familiar password and keep a record

    Applicants to the ninth grade take the CDSSH Entrance and Scholarship exam in the fall followed by the Upper School Open House. A shadow day is scheduled for the applicant to spend a day visiting classes.

    • Register and take the Entrance and Scholarship Exam
    • Attend an Open House or a scheduled parent visit
    • Complete an application
    • Provide school records including results of previous standardized testing, 2 teacher recommendations, 1 from the ELA teacher and 1 from the math teacher
    • Schedule a full shadow day for student to visit classes from 8:30 am - 2:40 pm

    How to Apply to Sixth Grade

    Applicants to the sixth grade take the CDSSH Entrance and Scholarship exam in the early winter followed by an all school Open House. A shadow day is scheduled for the applicant to spend a day visiting classes. Families interested in applying to ninth and sixth grade after the test dates have passed should contact Mary Lee FitzPatrick in the Admissions Office.

    • Complete an application
    • Provide school records including results of previous standardized testing, 2 teacher recommendations, 1 from the ELA teacher and 1 from the math teacher

    How to Apply to Kindergarten

    • Attend an Open House or a scheduled parent visit
    • Complete an application
    • Complete a recommendation from the child’s current preschool teacher
    • Schedule a ½ day visit (8:45-12:30) in our Kindergarten
    • CDSSH teachers will administer some school readiness testing during the visit

    How to Apply to Lower School (First, Second, Third, Fourth Grade)

    • Attend an Open House or a scheduled parent visit
    • Schedule and complete cognitive testing
    • Complete an application
    • Provide school records including results of previous standardized testing, 2 teacher recommendations, 1 from the ELA teacher and 1 from the math teacher
    • Schedule a full shadow day for student to visit classes from 8:30 am - 2:40 pm

    How to Apply to Middle School (Fifth, Seventh or Eighth Grade)

    • Attend an Open House or a scheduled parent visit
    • Complete an application
    • Provide school records including results of previous standardized testing, 2 teacher recommendations, 1 from the ELA teacher and 1 from the math teacher
    • Schedule a full shadow day for student to visit classes from 8:30 am - 2:40 pm

    How to Apply to transfer to Upper School

    • Attend an Open House or a scheduled parent visit
    • Complete an application
    • Provide all school records to include any High school entrance test results and standardized testing, 2 teacher recommendations, 1 English and 1 math
    • Schedule a full shadow day for student to visit classes from 8:30 am -2:40 pm Attend a parent meeting with the Admissions Office at the conclusion of the day

    When registering for the test you will need to create a sign on using:

    • (firstname.lastname)
    • choose a familiar password
    • keep a record of your username and password

    Having difficulty?

    Please contact the Admissions Office:

    610-527-3915 x 214
    marylee.fitzpatrick@cdssh.org

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