Admissions Process

Applicants to the school are considered on the basis of their application, previous school records, teachers’ recommendations, and personal interview. Entrance tests are required and administered at the school by appointment. The Admissions Committee interviews prospective students and makes recommendations for admission.

Applications are accepted at any time when accompanied by the necessary information and the nonrefundable application fee. Parents are contacted with an admission decision as soon as all application materials are received, the applicant has tested, and the interview process has been completed. Parents are requested to reply within two weeks of formal acceptance.

International and domestic boarding school students click here.

CHECKLIST

The following items are required before the Admission Committee can consider an applicant’s file complete:

  • Application and Application Fee – Please enclose a small photo of applicant.
  • Academic Records and Standardized Test Scores for all years your child has been in school – Parents are responsible for requesting these records directly from the child’s school(s).
  • Entrance Examination – to be taken at an individually scheduled time
  • Recommendation Forms – to be delivered to the appropriate teachers and returned directly to the SSH Admission Office.
  • Birth Certificate and Immunization Records – (copies)
  • Interviews – Applicant and parent interviews will be scheduled upon testing AND receipt of all items mentioned above.

PROCESS

Applications should be submitted to the SSH Admission Office as early as possible. You are responsible for delivering the Transcript Release(s) to your child’s current and past schools and the Teacher Recommendation(s) to the appropriate person(s) at his/her current school. These materials must be sent to us directly from the school/teacher. We will not accept hand-delivered items. After the application is received, we will contact you to set up a testing date.

Applicant and parent interviews are the final phase of the admissions process. Interviews will be scheduled after testing AND once all above-listed items are received.

Entrance exams are scheduled on an individual basis. Appointments may be made through the SSH Admission Office. No student may sit for the entrance exam until an application and fee has been submitted. Decisions made by the Admission Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

DEADLINES

Schools of the Sacred Heart follows the process of rolling admissions. We ask that you submit your application with consideration for the time required to test and interview, as well as to receive his/her academic records and completed recommendation forms. We strongly recommend that you apply early to ensure sufficient time to complete the admission process.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Schools of the Sacred Heart provides limited financial assistance to qualifying day students. Residential students are able to receive assistance on tuition but not on boarding fees. Any family interested in applying for assistance should indicate this on the application. SSH utilizes the services of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). Applications are completed online. Access to the FAST program is accessed by clicking here.

The financial assistance process is separate from that of admissions. Decisions regarding financial assistance are made only after an applicant has been accepted.

Admissions Correspondence

D’Lane Wimberley Thomas
Director of Admissions
P.O. Box 310
1821 Academy Road
Grand Coteau, Louisiana 70541
Telephone: (337) 662-5275
FAX: (337) 662-3011

Forms & Application

Tuition and fees
Download application here or click to apply online

International Admission Procedures
Important Information for International Students (pdf)

Teacher Recommendation forms can be downloaded below:

PreK-3 & PreK-4
Kindergarten – Grade 4
Kindergarten Teacher Recommendation
Grades 1-4 Teacher Recommendation
Grades 5-12 English Teacher Recommendation
Grades 5-12 Math Teacher Recommendation

Transcript Release
E-mail: admissions@sshcoteau.org

Tuition & Fees

A Sacred Heart education is an investment in your child’s future. Providing an independent school education requires careful financial planning and considerable sacrifice for most families. The School is committed to making a Sacred Heart education accessible to all academically qualified students who demonstrate need.

Schools of the Sacred Heart provides limited financial assistance to qualifying day students. Residential students are able to receive assistance on tuition but not on boarding fees. Any family interested in applying for assistance should indicate this on the application. SSH utilizes the services of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). Applications are completed online. Access to the FAST program is accessed by clicking here.

Click here to see the Academy Tuition and fees

Contact Us

Contact the Admissions Staff:

D’Lane Wimberley Thomas – Director of Admissions
Email: dthomas@sshcoteau.org
Phone: 337-662.5275, ext. 5009

Susan Bush – Admissions Assistant
Email: sbush@sshcoteau.org
Phone: 337.662.5275, ext. 5004

Carolina Desentis
Email: cdesentis@sshcoteau.org
Phone: 337.662.5275, ext 3024