Sacred Heart School

Sacred Heart School was founded in 1912 and nurtures students as they form in mind, body and soul.
Open to residents in the Greater Grand Forks community and beyond, Sacred Heart School offers child care, preschool, elementary and high school.
Sacred Heart School teaches Catholic values, history and tradition but welcomes families seeking enrollment from a variety of faith backgrounds.
With a nearly 100% graduation rate, 9 on-campus dual college credit classes and 27 girls and boys sports and activities options, Sacred Heart is currently providing its 111th year of academic and athletic excellence.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,380
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sacred Heart School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences, reading intervention
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
514 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Sacred Heart School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
Advanced Courses
Algebra & Trigonometry, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, College Algebra, College Composition I, College Composition II, College Psychology, College Sociology
Classroom Dress Code
Dress code for normal days. Mass day standardized dress once a week (no jeans plus school polo).

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Various rates based on age. Tuition assistance and scholarships are available to qualifying families. Visit for more information on tuition and financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Carl Adolphson
Admissions Associate
Marie Jensen
Endowment Size
$8 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, National Honor Society, Science Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Fall Drama, One Act Plays, Spring Musical

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Cheer, Elementary school basketball, Elementary school volleyball, Football Cheer

School Notes

  • For admissions information,click here.
  • Take a virtual tour of the Sacred Heart campus or schedule an in-person tourhere.
  • Request enrollment informationhere.
  • A focus on all ages: Sacred Heart School is a child care, preschool, elementary and high school located on one campus in East Grand Forks, MN. The school is open to families from both North Dakota and Minnesota.
  • 110+ years of tradition: At Sacred Heart, we teach Catholic virtues, history, and tradition but are open to families seeking enrollment from a variety of faith backgrounds and traditions. 25% of our families do not identify as Catholic.
  • Can I afford a Catholic education for my child? The answer is YES! 48%of all kindergarten through grade 12 families at Sacred Heart receive tuition assistance or scholarships based on financial need. Financial assistance is not available for preschool. Learn more about tuition and financial aid here.
  • The Sacred Heart Child Care Center is licensed to serve 20 children and frequently has a waiting list. Learn moreabout child care hereor contact the Child Care Center Director at 218-793-0021.
  • Sacred Heart`s preschool is a half-day program. Little Angels (3 & 4 year olds) and Little Saints (4 & 5 year olds) are wonderful extensions of the school program with the purpose of preparing children for school in a safe, fun, and structured Catholic program open to students of all faiths! Children must be the program age by September 1st of each year. Learn more about preschool here.
  • Sacred Heart Elementary, located on the lower level of the school campus, comprises grades kindergarten through grade 6th. The school offers fine arts, technology, physical education, library, faith & spiritual development, and guidance lessons paired along side the same core academics you would expect from any school. Learn more about elementary school at Sacred Heart here.
  • Sacred Heart offers an after-school program for kindergarten - 6th graders. Learn more about the Eagle' Nest After-School Program here.
  • Sacred Heart High School students - grades 7-12 - attend classes on the upperlevel of the school campus. Sacred Heart functions as a college prep school. Dedicated teachers are trained in differentiated learning, meaning same-age students at different levels are taught in different ways. The school also offers 9 ON-CAMPUS dual college credit courses through the University of Mary. Many seniors have their first year of college completed and paid for when they walk across the stage at graduation. Learn more about high school at Sacred Heart here.
  • International Students:Studying at an American high school is a dream for many international students. Sacred Heart School accepts international students and exchange studentswho have secured their own host familyfor enrollment. Learn more about international student application requirementshere.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sacred Heart School cost?
Sacred Heart School's tuition is approximately $5,380 for private students.
What schools are Sacred Heart School often compared to?
Sacred Heart Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Riverside Christian School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Sacred Heart School?
The acceptance rate of Sacred Heart School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.
What sports does Sacred Heart School offer?
Sacred Heart School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Sacred Heart School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for most sports offered.
What is Sacred Heart School's ranking?
Sacred Heart School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Sacred Heart School?
The application deadline for Sacred Heart School is Apr. 25 / rolling (applications are due on Apr. 25 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,380
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $7,622 for elementary schools and $13,918 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minnesota is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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