Admissions + Visit Us
Get a behind-the-scenes look at SHC and discover what sets us apart!
Irish for a Day
Calling all 8th Graders! We invite you to experience a day-in-the-life of an SHC student! Paired with a student ambassador, you will walk the halls, observe classes and interact with our community as an honorary Irish. Dates will be available prior to August 1, 2016, and registration begins on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at noon.
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9-11 am
Every fall, SHC opens its doors to hundreds of visitors for our annual open house. We invite you to walk through our state-of-the-art facilities, speak to our teachers in their classrooms and mingle with our student community. Hear directly from our president, principal and admissions director. Meet program directors, department chairs and current students. This is a unique opportunity to see our community in action outside of the structured school day. RSVP is requested and will be available on September 2, 2016.
High school enrollment is a decision for the whole family. If your 8th grader is interested in SHC, we invite you to get to know us as well. When you come for a parent visit, you will connect with administrators, engage in a Q&A session and tour our campus. Unlike Open House, where you meet the entire SHC community, parent visits provide an intimate atmosphere for you to observe our students in their regular school day. You will have the opportunity to ask questions specific to your child and the admissions process. Sacred Heart Cathedral will host two Parent Visits this admissions season will be on November 9, 2016 and January 11, 2017 (parents of applicants only). Online registration for our Parent Visits will be available on September 2, 2016 at noon.
Winter Sports Clinics
Fightin’ Irish Sports Clinics are for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to learn from SHC’s top coaching staff and prepare for the upcoming season—whether it is CYO, Little League, Club, AAU or a traveling team. Our clinics are designed to advance the skills of motivated student athletes. With multiple sessions per sport, students can sign up for one or choose to attend all sessions. Clinics run from December through February. Past sports have included baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, and volleyball. Dates and registration will be available prior to October 22, 2016.
Explore fun and exciting topics with some of SHC’s most accomplished faculty and staff this winter. Our workshops are a series of one-day workshops for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Hosted on select Saturdays, students will have the opportunity to perform onstage, research, debate, tinker, write and much more. Registration will be available beginning noon on Monday, October 24, 2016.
Performing Arts Showcase
One Night Only is a complimentary event for prospective students and their families in the evening on January 13, 2017 showcasing SHC’s actors, singers, dancers, musicians and visual artists. See highlights from season performances, sneak peeks of spring concert numbers, Jazz Ensemble numbers from the instrumental music group, ballet and hip hop dance segments, and a mini exhibition of photography and visual art projects. Registration will be available prior to October 22, 2016.
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