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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  Prospective Parent Information Night and the School and Campus Preview, are held each fall. Personal appointments and tours may be arranged by contacting the SHMS Admissions Office at 502.736.6448 or


Application Process

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


  1. Completion of online application and payment of application/testing 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 waitlisted classes, parents will be notified as openings occur.

  1. Required Student Records

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

  1. Additional Testing Assessments

Incoming Kindergarten and Level One students will be assessed using the Kindergarten Readiness Test and Gesell Developmental Observation. Students transferring into other grades will be evaluated using placement tests and/or student interviews.

  1. 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 of Sacred Heart Schools graduates.


Completion of Online Application and Payment of Application Fee
To apply for admissions to Sacred Heart Model School and begin the admissions process, click here to complete an online application.