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Welcome to Sacred Heart Model School! We want you to see the SHMS Difference for yourself. We are hosting two events to help you navigate the next step on your child’s educational journey, from JK to middle school. Administrators, teachers, parents, and students will tell you about the SHMS IB approach to education, the Model School student experience, and show you around our school and campus. Come, see what it means to be a Bear!

Prospective Parent Information Night
As you begin navigating the path to the next step on your child's educational journey, we look forward to welcoming you to Prospective Parent Information Night where you will have the opportunity to hear from several members of the Sacred Heart Model School community - including administrators, teachers, parents, and students - who will share their experience and expertise.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings and events, attendance is offered by reservation only on a first-come, first-served basis and all guests are required to wear a mask while indoors at this event. Please register to reserve your spot today!

Register for Prospective Parent Info Night using the link below, as space is limited:
SHMS Prospective Parent Info Night Registration


Family School and Campus Preview

Please join us for a family event for incoming Junior Kindergarten through 8th-grade students and their families to preview Sacred Heart Model School and the Ursuline Campus. With the Halloween festivities upon us, we welcome children to wear their costumes and safely trick-or-treat between stops along our tour route as you preview classrooms to gain a better understanding of the Sacred Heart Model School experience.

During this preview, you will see homeroom classes, the SHMS STEM and Middle School science lab, art studio, library and technology space, visit with World Language teachers, and learn more about the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes from our experts. You will also walk through our campus to see outdoor learning spaces, the Ursuline Arts Center, SHMS gym, and end in our Piazza for fun Halloween festivities.

Sunday, October 24, 2021
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Model School and the Ursuline Campus

Registration is open! Secure your spot here

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings and events, attendance will be by reservation only on a first-come, first-served basis. All guests will be required to wear a mask while indoors.


Forward-thinking, future-looking, and globally-focused, Sacred Heart Model School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is a comprehensive, inquiry-based approach to learning that benefits every classroom and every student. At SHMS, we nurture critical, creative, and reflective thinkers who are ready to change the world. World-class learning for world-ready leaders!

International Baccalaureate (IB) World School | World Language Programming | Classrooms of the Future | Jean Frazier Leadership Institute | Arts Integration | Co-Curriculars | Service Learning


JK and Kindergarten Screening

By appointment only, beginning in January. Your prospective junior kindergarten or kindergarten student must have an application submitted prior to the arranged screening date. SHMS tests a limited number of prospective students, so families considering enrollment are encouraged to complete an application and arrange testing at their earliest convenience. Spots fill quickly! Contracts for newly accepted students are issued beginning in mid-February.


All prospective students take part in readiness testing. A copy of the child's birth certificate is due prior to testing. Kindergarten applicants must be 5-years-old by August 1 of the year of admission.



Level 2-4 Screening
Your prospective Level 2-4 student must have an application submitted prior to scheduling a screening date.



Level 5-8 Placement Test and Interview
Your prospective Level 5-8 student must take a placement test in language arts and math to be eligible for admission. At this time, we are unable to welcome shadow students to SHMS.


For more information about admissions events at Sacred Heart Model School or to schedule a tour, please contact the SHMS Admissions Office at or 502.736.6448.