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Admissions Process

 

SHMS values diversity and admits qualified candidates without regard to race, religion or ethnicity. Dedicated faculty and staff focus on individual student needs, striving to find the best path for his or her success.   

 

Visit SHMS

SHMS encourages families to connect with the school before beginning the application process.

Admissions events, including Open House and Kindergarten Information Night, are held each fall. Personal appointments, tours and shadow visits may be arranged by contacting Anna Kosse Frye, SHMS Admissions Manager, at 502.736.6448 or afrye@shslou.org.

 

Application Process

Students applying for Kindergarten must be five years old by August 1 of the year of entrance. Students entering Level 1 must be six years old by August 1 of the year of entrance. Applicants for Kindergarten through Level 8 should follow the steps outlined below.

 

Completion of Online Application and Payment of Application Fee

Applications are accepted up to two years ahead of the date of admission. SHMS offers a secure online application. Upon parent’s request, applications will be retained from year to year. In the event of wait-listed classes, parents will be notified as openings occur. You can apply here.

 

Additional Testing Assessments

Incoming Kindergarten and Level 1 students will be given the Gesell screening and/or the Kindergarten Readiness Test. Students transferring into other grades will be evaluated using placement tests and/or student interviews.

 

Required Student Records

These may include previous progress reports and standardized test scores, teacher recommendation, parent questionnaire and state-issued birth certificate.

 

Acceptance

Once an admissions decision has been determined by school leadership, the admissions director will be in contact with the family concerning next steps.

 

In acceptance of new students, preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled students and to siblings and children of Sacred Heart Schools graduates.