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Thank you for your interest in Sacred Heart School in Lynn, Massachusetts!  Sacred Heart is an exceptional community of students, parents, and staff dedicated to Catholic education.  We provide an intimate, comfortable, and genuine environment for children to focus on academia, friendship, and life in Christ.  We are located in the center of West Lynn, MA on Boston St, right behind our beautiful Parish church.  Please explore the information below, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

SACRED HEART ADMISSIONS FAQs

When are the SHS Open Houses for 2016-2017?

Our Open House dates for the 2016-2017 academic year are:

  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 | 6pm-7:30pm
What materials are required to complete my application?

A completed application includes:

  •     Application
  •     Birth Certificate
  •     Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  •     Academic Records (if transferring from another school)
  •     Pre-Kindergarten 3, Pre-Kindergarten 4 and Kindergarten Questionnaire
When is the application deadline?

Sacred Heart School has an ongoing application and enrollment process, so there is no deadline to submit an application.

My child is not Roman Catholic. Can he/she still attend Sacred Heart?

YES! Sacred Heart welcomes students of all faith and religious backgrounds with the understanding that students will participate in Roman Catholic prayer, Masses, and services.  Christian (and, specifically, Catholic) education is the foundation of Sacred Heart School, but we respect and appreciate students and families of all religious backgrounds.

What is the tuition for 2016-2017?

TUITION FOR GRADES PK-8
One Child – $4,950.00
Two Children – $9,195.00
Three Children – $11,660.00
There is also an instructional/technology fee of $75 per child.

PRE-K 3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM
3-day Program (Mon, Wed, Fri) – $3,170.00
5-day Program (Mon-Fri) – $4,950.00

SACRED HEART SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Sacred Heart School Scholarship Program is available to all families whose children attend Sacred Heart School and are faithful parishioners of the St. Mary/Sacred Heart Collaborative.  Families who qualify for this scholarship will receive their scholarship awards as follows:

One child – $675.00
Two children – $1,545.00
Three children – $1,520.00
3-Day Pre-K Program – $405.00

For more information on the requirements for this scholarship program, please contact the office.

Are there scholarships or financial aid available?

Sacred Heart School is dedicated to making Catholic education affordable for all families, regardless of financial status.  Thanks to many generous donors, a number scholarships have been made available to families in need and students who exemplify the meaning of Sacred Heart School.

Below are further Tuition Discount Opportunities.

SCHOOL SERVICE PROGRAM – Families who volunteer twenty hours of their time during the school year will receiver a one-time per school year discount of $100.00 off of their total tuition bill.  This discount is applied to the tuition account in May.

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM – A one-time, $500 tuition discount will be provided to a current school family who brings a new family into Sacred Heart School.  (Discount is pro-rated if the incoming student is enrolled in our 3 day pre-kindergarten program.)

PAID IN FULL – A $100 discount is applied if the entire tuition is paid by August 1.

CHILD CARE VOUCHERS – Child Care Circuit Vouchers are accepted in our Early Childhood Programs and for the Before and After School progams.

FACTS FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM – Financial Aid is available for families with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8.  For more information, please contact the main office, or see the TUITION INFORMATION PACKET included in your admissions materials.

Does SHS offer Before School, After School, and Extended Day programs?

Yes. Sacred Heart offers Before/Afterschool and Extended Day programs.

BEFORE SCHOOL
Availability: Monday through Friday for All Grades
Hours: 7:00am-7:45am
Rates: $5.00 per day

Our before school program allows parent to bring their child(ren) into the school early for a supervised program.

EXTENDED DAY
Availability: Monday through Friday for Pre-K-3 and Pre-K-4 only
Hours: (Mornings) 7:45am-11:30am
(Afternoons) 10:45am-2:30pm
Rates: $18.00 per day (One Child)
$32.00 per day (Two Children)
$44.00 per day (Three Children)

Drinks and snacks are provided.  Various activities are offered including building blocks, computer games, puzzles, coloring, crafts, sports activities, etc.

AFTER SCHOOL
Availability: Monday through Friday for All Grades
Hours: 2:30pm-5:00pm OR 2:30pm-5:30pm
Rates until 5:00pm: $18.00 per day (One Child)
$32.00 per day (Two Children)
$44.00 per day (Three Children)

Rates until 5:30pm: $22.00 per day (One Child)
$40.00 per day (Two Children)
$58.00 per day (Three Children)

Drinks and snacks are provided.  Time is set aside for homework assignments.  Various activities are offered including cooking, crafts, sports activities, computer activities, etc.

Is there a dress code or uniform?

Yes. Sacred Heart School students are expected to abide by the dress code and uniform guidelines spelled out in the student handbook.  Any branded uniform items are available from our uniform company:

Collegiate House
970 Fellsway
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 219-4952

Admissions Procedures and Policies

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Students entering our Pre-Kindergarten 3-year-old program must be 3 years old by September 1.

Students entering our Pre-Kindergarten 4-year-old program must be 4 years old by September 1.

Students entering our Kindergarten program must be 5 years old by September 1.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

• School must receive all necessary documents, outlined above. (What materials are required to complete my application?)

• An interview of parent and student entering Grades 1 though 8 by the Principal.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Below are the hard copies of our application and admissions documents.  Of course, you may also apply online.

Application Packet (2017-2018)

Admissions Brochure