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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
6250 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
About Sacred Heart Schools Chicago - The Academy and Hardey Prep...

Applying

Application Deadline
December 4
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,338
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
0%
Average Financial Aid
From Sacred Heart Schools Chicago - The Academy and Hardey Prep

Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent PK-8 school that warmly welcomes students of all faiths into a joyful and loving community. We are located on the Edgewater neighborhood on Chicago's North Side. Our mission is to guide our students toward lives of purpose and meaning through an education that harnesses the power of both their minds and their hearts. 

Our approach to education combines a challenging and dynamic curriculum within a nurturing environment. Students graduate with the confidence and competence to take their place in the city’s best high schools and with a sense of compassion and commitment that allows them to make a positive impact on their communities throughout their lives.  

Explore our SHS website to learn more about our mission and curriculum and register for one of our upcoming virtual events to discover why Chicago parents have been choosing Sacred Heart for more than 140 years!

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Instructional Coaches Partner With Teachers

Instructional coaches at Sacred Heart Schools work closely with teachers across all grade levels and subject areas. They help teachers integrate research-based instructional practices in the classroom, cultivate more culturally responsive teaching methods, and develop curriculum that academically challenges students while ensuring their social-emotional well-being.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
704
Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
88
Part-Time Teachers

Students

Students
704
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Student Diversity
  • White
    75.3%
  • Multiracial
    13.3%
  • African American
    4.9%
  • Asian
    3.9%
  • Hispanic
    2.7%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$22,338
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $59,420
    National
    $62,843
    Median Rent
    $1,173
    National
    $1,062
    Median Home Value
    $296,903
    National
    $217,500

    Sacred Heart Schools Chicago - The Academy and Hardey Prep Reviews

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    I am incredibly grateful my children are able to attend this extraordinary school! The faculty and staff fulfill the Sacred Heart mission daily by nurturing and supporting the whole child. Academics are rigorous, children are provided opportunities to give back to the community on a regular basis and kindness is truly valued and rewarded. I feel that both my daughter and son are thriving in the single gender classrooms and am very pleased with how the two genders are thoughtfully integrated with various coed activities. I truly believe the faculty and staff care deeply for each individual child. The families at Sacred Heart are warm and welcoming and this community has been the source of some of my most valued friendships. I would highly recommend Sacred Heart on Sheridan Road!
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    The school promotes confidence in each student, encouraging them to grow and achieve their own personal best all while focusing on the whole child with an emphasis on values and being global citizens. The curriculum adapts to each child to challenge and/or support them in various subjects. The many opportunities for the children to participate in giving back to the community appealed to our family as well as the single gender classroom with thoughtful integration of the boy and girls classes throughout each week. We love being members of this amazing community!
    We have 3 recent Sacred Heart graduates and could not be happier with the education they received at SHS. We give Sacred Heart a healthy share of the credit for helping us form them into the lovely humans they are becoming/have become. The kids blossomed not only academically but also in extra-curricular activities: Science Olympiads, school musicals, choir, basketball, service at Misericordia, and volleyball. Two went to a city Catholic H.S. and one to a CPS selective enrollment H.S. They all transitioned well and were abundantly ready for the academic rigor and had the social skills to navigate larger schools. The friendships that we made at Sacred Heart as a family are lasting; we still count many of the parents of our children's friends among our closest friends. The community is nurturing and down-to-earth-- a well-grounded place to spend 9+ years!