We are pleased that you are considering Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for high school. Admission to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is achieved through several steps, which we have outlined below.
The admissions process consists of four steps: Inquiry, Application, Enrollment and Course Placement.
For admission to grade nine, the application process begins in the fall of the eighth grade year. Transfer admission to grades ten and eleven can begin at any time. OLSH permits mid-year transfer students; however, it is highly encouraged that you speak with the Director of Admissions as soon as possible.
Step 1: Inquiry
We encourage you to get to know us through a variety of options. Feel free to take part in one or more of the following opportunities.
Visit OLSH! Prospective students and families will enjoy guided tours led by students, demonstrations by faculty and students in the classroom, an athletics and activities fair, and a taste of Charger cuisine.
Charger for a Day
Put yourself into the shoes of a current Charger and spend a day with us at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. This opportunity is available for prospective OLSH students in grades 8-10 from November to February.
Feel free to connect with us via phone, email, or web. We would be happy to answer specific questions regarding the school, admission process, or anything else on your mind. Individual appointments also welcomed.
Step 2: Application
Now that you’ve learned about OLSH, we welcome your application for admission. Students may apply at any time throughout the year; however, we highly encourage the Early Action timeline below. This timeline will ensure that students and families take full advantage of the many opportunities for information and engagement throughout the admissions and enrollment process.
Prospective students to grade nine should complete and submit the online application for admission and all supplemental materials. Paper applications are available only upon request.
Early Action Application Period:
October 1, 2012- January 5, 2013.
Applications Still Accepted:
January 6, 2013 – April 30, 2013.
Admission consideration on space available basis.
The placement test is administered to students currently in grade eight who are considering attending Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School. OLSH will hold a second Placement Test on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration forms can be found here.
Upon application review, decision letters will be mailed in the following time period:
Early Action Application Period (October 1, 2012- January 5, 2013):
January 15, 2013
Applications filed on or after January 6, 2013:
On or before April 30, 2013
Step 3: Enrollment
Decision and Deposit
Accepted students may enroll in the freshman class upon receipt of the admission decision. Enrollment involves the payment of a $100 deposit. (Enrollment is first-come, first-served until the ninth grade class reaches 100 students.)
Tuition and Financial Aid Applications
In our continued commitment to keep a personal and values-based Catholic education accessible, OLSH offers financial aid on a fund-available basis for families who demonstrate need. OLSH grants qualifying families financial awards that are funded through The OLSH Fund, the school’s annual fund, as well as outside benefactors.
Tuition for the 2012-2013 school year is $7,950 for students who are members of a Catholic parish. Tuition for students who are not members of a Catholic parish is $8,250. A $200 fee for the Angela Activities Center is also charged. Tuition for the 2013-2014 year will be announced in spring 2013.
Applications are available for two types of financial assistance: The OLSH Financial Aid Process and Diocesan Financial Aid. Application deadlines for both types of aid are
March 15, 2013. Applications can be completed after families have completed 2012 tax forms.
OLSH offers a variety of scholarships to incoming and current students. For more information, please see our Scholarships page.
Financial Aid Notifications
If your family completes financial aid applications by the March 15 deadline, you will be notified of your OLSH award package via mail by mid-April.
Step 4: Course Placement
The Course Placement process begins in May of the 8th grade year. The results of the Placement Test and other additional testing may be used during this process.