International Students

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  • About Sacred Heart Academy

    Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 9 through 12, located on a 125-acre campus in Hamden, CT. We are approximately 80 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Boston, MA.
    Sacred Heart Academy accepts international students to grades 9 and 10.
    Exceptions for acceptance to grades 11 and 12 are made for well qualified students.
  • Application Process

    You may begin by completing the online application found on our website. Click on "The Admission Process" under our Admissions link.
  • Required Testing

    International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. The official scores must be sent to Sacred Heart Academy. All applicants must be proficient in English.

    If applying to grade 9, Sacred Heart Academy requires an academic transcript for grades 6, 7, and 8. Applicants to grade 10 must additionally provide current academic report for grade 9.
  • Teacher Recommendations

    Yes. English and math teacher recommendations are mandatory. Forms are provided online through our website, along with a Supplemental Recommendation Form that is optional. These forms may be printed.
  • Interviews

    A Skype or personal interview is required as part of the application process. Tours of the school are also available for candidates and their families.
  • Host Families

    Sacred Heart Academy does not make arrangements for host families. The school does, however, work with host families to ensure the success of international students.
  • Tuition

    For the 2018-2019 academic year, the costs for international students are as follows:

    Tuition$20,350 including a $2,000 tuition deposit payable upon enrollment
    Estimated textbook expenses$1,000 to $1,500
    Estimated school uniform expenses$200
    Athletic fees$50 per sport, per athlete
    Breakfast and Lunch$1,800 (approximately $10 per day)

    Laptop/tablet computer and the annual class trip are included in the cost of tuition. Busing is additional, and varies according to town of residence.
  • Student Support

    Each international student is assigned to a counselor who meets with the student to ensure academic and personal success. A certified pastoral counselor also meets with international students to address their particular needs with social, emotional, and cultural issues. In addition, our educational resource coordinator assesses learning needs and offers support with time management strategies and study skills.

    All faculty members are available for help at the end of each school day. Teachers offer scheduled study groups after school for further assistance. National Honor Society members provide peer tutoring to fellow students in a variety of subjects during the school day and after school.
  • Health Requirements

    All physicals need to be completed in the United States. Physicals completed within twelve (12) months prior to the student’s date of entry are acceptable. The physical must include an updated immunization record that meets the Connecticut requirement. TB skin tests at time of physical are required for entry if coming from area of high risk determined by the World Health Organization. For any positive skin tests, a note from the Health Care Provider must be submitted indicating a referral has been made for further evaluation.
  • Academics at Sacred Heart Academy

    All classes are taught at a college prep level, and include core requirements that provide broad exposure across several disciplines, along with an extensive selection of elective courses.

    Honors courses are designed to challenge highly motivated students with proven study skills. A minimum 3.5 GPA constitutes Honors and a 3.8 GPA constitutes High Honors.

    Advanced Placement (AP) and Early College Experience (ECE) classes are college-level courses and, as such, are more demanding. ECE courses allow students to earn college credit at University of Connecticut and other colleges while enrolled at SHA.

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