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High School Placement Test 

Sacred Heart Academy is pleased to announce that we will suspend the High School Placement Test (HSPT) requirement for the 2020-2021 9th Grade application process. In light of the significant disruptions students are experiencing, we believe this change to our standardized testing policy will reduce stress and provide students with much greater flexibility as they navigate the high school admissions process. As a result, we have made changes to our scholarship application process for the Class of 2025.

Application for the Class of 2025

Online Applications are due by Friday, November 13. 


Sacred Heart Academy merit scholarships are awarded to students applying to Grade 5, Grade 6 and Grade 9, who demonstrate exceptional academic performance, both in the classroom and on the scholarship-entrance exam. Art, Music and STEM scholarships are awarded to accepted Grade 9 students based on the criteria listed below.  

Please refer to the information on this page for scholarship details, application forms, and exam registration links.

Application Due Dates

St. Madeleine Sophie Academic scholarship applications are due, on or before, Sunday, November 1.

Scholarship applications for Fine Arts, Music and STEM are due Friday, November 6. See below for applications.

New Merit Scholarship Process

Upper School Scholarships - Class of 2025

Sacred Heart Academy offers scholarship opportunities (Merit, Fine Art, Music, STEM) to qualified applicants entering Grade 9. These partial scholarships are renewed annually. Please refer to the information below for specific eligibility/criteria for each scholarship.

Merit Scholarship Exams will be administered on campus during the month of October and November in small groups relative to current safety guidelines for COVID-19. 

Exam time is approximately 90 minutes. The admissions office will reach out to schedule an exam date once we receive your scholarship application. We will be scheduling as we receive applications with the intention of hosting small groups to accommodate current COVID-19 safety guidelines. Exam days will be offered after school beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Scholarship Applications are due, on or before, Sunday, November 1.

Scholarship Application
Applicants are required to submit a writing sample, as described below. The writing sample must be submitted no later than Friday, November 13. Essays should be submitted to

Writing Essay and Rubric 

I find good character singing out through the halls of these buildings. I find love, I find support, and I find acceptance. I hold onto these values, and I carry them with me everyday, knowing where they are rooted.

Dr. Colleen Dempsey '07
Upper School National Honor Society Speaker

Named Scholarships Awarded by the Scholarship Committee

  • The May Mac Neal Cardone Scholarship
  • The Editha R. DeLone ’38 Scholarship
  • The Susanne Henkels ’45 and Walter F. Tucker Scholarship Fund
  • The S. Matthew Anita MacDonald Scholarship
  • The Helen and Guy Porter Scholarship
  • The Priscilla Ryan Scientific Analysis Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Elise Allan Tucci ’70 Scholarship Fund