Montreal, QC | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
The admissions process, is similar to other institutions, however, it on a more personal level. Our family met with senior administrative staff and interviewed to understand if there was a fit between the school and our family. Expectations were discussed, as well as the curriculum. Additionally, our daughter was invited to complete an entrance exam, as well as other assessments. The process was warmly conducted with positivity, respect, and optimism. Our family transferred our daughter from a previous institution, providing a benchmark for the experience. Senior administration members were patient, working with us, to determine whether our daughter could fit into the organization. We were blessed with the positive outcome, and are grateful that she was accepted to be adopted into the Sacred Heart School family.
The application process is super simple, and the admissions officer works with you every step of the way. They get to know you and your daughter even before they are a student, which is very comforting. They make sure they understand your daughter's situation and can adapt to it to ensure a smooth transition from elementary school to high school. While there is an entrance exam, I wouldn't get stressed out over it, it's just standard procedure. I would also strongly suggest going to the school's open house. It's a time where you and your daughter will be able to visit the school and learn about everything it has to offer, from the classroom to the extracurricular activities and everything in between.
My admissions process was slightly different as I was coming to Sacred Heart over halfway into my high school years. I do not remember having any difficulty with my application and, in fact, I remember that the school was very accommodating and easy to deal with. When I was looking at Sacred Heart as an option, there were many opportunities to see the school and get a feel for it. Beyond Open House, there was a student for a day program which helped me a lot. The administration was also very kind and just let me come visit once in the middle of a school day with my mum to look around. I quite honestly do not remember much from the admissions process which, in my view, is a good sign! It was simple.