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Investing in Your Child's Future

Thank you for considering Sacred Heart Academy for your daughter's education. Choosing an independent school is an investment. When you choose to invest in SHA's stellar education, you choose a student-centric program rooted in faith, intellect, service, community and personal growth. As an all-girls school, it is a place where girls find their voice, find their confidence, find their interests and find success in a nurturing environment. Our students and alumnae are uncommonly poised, self-confident, empathetic, compassionate, assertive, and successful young women ready to take on life's challenges.

Sacred Heart Academy students come from more than 55 zip codes in the suburban Philadelphia area, from various races, religions and economic backgrounds. Our girls share a wide range of interests and talents. A Sacred Heart student is eager to learn and enjoys participating fully in school life. Our girls are accepting of one another and understand the importance of giving back. They strive to be leaders who have a positive impact on their school and community.

At Sacred Heart Academy, your daughter will not only find her voice, but she will be assured that her voice will be heard.

Tuition and Fees

The Board of Trustees takes seriously its responsibility to provide the highest quality education to our students. 

2020-2021
Tuition and Fees by Division
Tuition
Activity Fees

Upper School- Grades 9-12

$21,320

$800

Middle School- Grades 5-8

$17,200

$450

Lower School- Grades 1-4

$14,730

$350

Kindergarten

$12,875

$250


Activity fees cover the cost of local field trips, technology usage, yearbook, and selected extracurricular arts activities.

Voluntary Faculty & Staff Benefits and Enrichment Contribution

Sacred Heart Academy prides itself on a reputation for educating the whole person. It is a nurturing process that develops self-confidence, responsibility to others, faith-filled judgment and realization of one’s personal and scholastic potential. The success of this process hinges on the dedicated people that make it happen -- our faculty and staff.

Your support of the Faculty & Staff Benefits and Enrichment Fund allows us to continue to attract, support and retain the highest quality faculty and staff. Your consideration of a voluntary contribution of 5% of the annual tuition, per enrolled child, insures that annual increases in faculty & staff benefits and enrichment programming will be provided. 

Payment Plans

 

Sacred Heart Academy offers three payment plans through the SMART Tuition program:

1.    Pay in full by July 15 ($20 SMART Tuition Fee)
2.    Pay in two installments, due July 15 and December 15 ($41 SMART Tuition Fee)
3.    10 payments from July – April ($41 SMART Tuition Fee)

Tuition Refund Plan

Families choosing payment plan 2 and 3 are required to enroll in the Tuition Refund Plan.  The cost for this plan is 1.4% of the annual tuition.  The cost for this insurance is added to the SMART Tuition plan.

Why do you need a tuition refund plan?

Your financial obligation to the school is for the full annual tuition as stated in the school’s enrollment contract. The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child withdraws during the academic year.

Dewar Plan FAQ

Smart Tuition FAQ

Applying for Financial Aid

 

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is committed to enrolling a student body that represents varied economic background. The school has made substantial efforts to help families with the cost of a Sacred Heart education.  Questions about the financial aid process should be directed to Tammy Hart, Director of Enrollment Management.

Please be aware that awards are based solely on demonstrated financial need. All requests for financial assistance and family financial information are evaluated by the SHA Financial Aid Committee and held in strict confidence.  Applying for financial assistance has no bearing on the admissions decision.

How to apply for financial aid

Applicant families and current families who do not currently receive financial assistance are asked to apply for financial aid using School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS. SSS provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from SSS are used by the SHA Financial Aid Committee in accordance to the School’s policies to determine the award amount.

All families must complete the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) and upload required tax documents.  This process must be completed annually.

Sacred Heart Academy’s SSS School Code is 2625.

NAIS

Timeline for Financial Aid

 

Please follow this timeline for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

9th grade applications

New applications

Renewed applications

2020-2021

 

K-8

All grades

       

Application for Financial Aid begins

1-Nov

1-Nov

1-Nov

Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)

1-Jan

1-Jan

15-Feb

Required tax documents:

     
       

2018: W-2 and 1040

1-Jan

1-Jan

n/a

2019:  W-2

14-Feb

14-Feb

14-Feb

2019:  1040

24-Apr

24-Apr

24-Apr

       

Notification of estimated award

10-Jan

21-Feb

21-Feb

       

Family acceptance of award and enrollment in SHA

17-Jan

13-Mar

13-Mar

       

Certification of Award after receipt of 2019 tax Information

1-May

1-May

1-May