Students are educated in an intimate environment, averaging 15 students per classroom.
They receive the benefits of age-specific education methodologies, while thriving in the school community that spans a wide range of ages.
Excellent academics are reflected in student achievement.  Standardized testing scores are consistantly well above the national norms.
Many of our students continue to excel in high school and attain advanced placement classes and honor roll status.
The highly-qualified faculty combines many years of teaching experience, and along with Ms. Kristen Fink, SH Principal, they create an atmosphere of warmth, vision and academic excellence.
Sacred Heart School students plan and attend weekly masses and holiday prayer and reconciliation services, as well as daily religion classes.
An emphasis on service is reflected in the many service projects initiated and completed by students in recent years.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 203 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,300
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1902
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students
203 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Sacred Heart School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$600 family registration fee $250 gr. 1-3 technology fee $300 gr. 4-8 technology fee
% on Financial Aid
5%
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ms. Kristen Fink
Admissions Associate
Ms Annie Danstrom

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Annual School Play (grades 5-8), Chess, Cooking, Dance, Pottery, Science, Student Council, Taekwon-Do

School Notes

  • Students are educated in an intimate environment, averaging 15 students per classroom.
  • They receive the benefits of age-specific education methodologies, while thriving in the school community that spans a wide range of ages.
  • Excellent academics are reflected in student achievement.
  • Standardized testing scores are consistantly well above the national norms.
  • Many of our students continue to excel in high school and attain advanced placement classes and honor roll status.
  • The highly-qualified faculty combines many years of teaching experience, and along with Ms. Kristen Fink, SH Principal, they create an atmosphere of warmth, vision and academic excellence.
  • Sacred Heart School students plan and attend weekly masses and holiday prayer and reconciliation services, as well as daily religion classes.
  • An emphasis on service is reflected in the many service projects initiated and completed by students in recent years.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
I currently have 3 children enrolled at Sacred Heart School. The learning environment at Sacred Heart is incredible. Starting in the early education program, the children learn through play, but also have structured activity time. This build the foundation for them to continue to grow educationally at Sacred Heart. The smaller class sizes is truly a benefit to the students. They get more personalized time from the educators and the relationships they foster are special. Students at Sacred Heart are kind, forgiving, loving and spiritual. This is where the Faith based learning comes into play. We could not be happier with our choice of schools and love watching our children grow at Sacred Heart!
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5  
We have three kids enrolled at the school and have been thrilled with our choice. The teachers are so caring, the leadership at the top is very strong, and we feel our kids are getting a wonderful education.
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5  
The things we have most loved about Sacred Heart in Winnetka are the caring staff, engaged principal, high academic achievement and friendly environment for students, teachers and parents.
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5  
We are extremely pleased with Sacred Heart School. The school has an outstanding curriculum and record of academic achievement (unlike the area public schools). While recently being awarded Blue Ribbon Status last year, test scores of the students continue to climb. The community is one of like-minded parents who value an excellent education paired with a strong reinforcement of values and integrity who all support one another. It's a laid-back and fun community that is inclusive to new members.
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5  
This is our 6th year at Sacred Heart and finally we have all 4 kids attending. The small class environment and community of parents with a common thread has been beneficial for both our children and us as parents. The teachers enthusiasm and skill has allowed each of them to be active participants in class and love learning; every year my daughters cry on the last day and then in July start asking "How many weeks until school starts?" My non-catholic husband was a skeptic at first and was sold on the full day Kindergarten. Two months into the school year he knew we would spend the next 16 years at Sacred Heart. He is now a member of the School Board and will be the President next year. Demographically, we are not varied, but we do give back to other communities and teach our children that philanthropy and action are necessary. Whether it's standing in the cold collecting donations for the food bank, or bringing the food TO the South Side food bank, packaging food at Feed My Starving Children as a group, or packaging toys and clothes for kids in need at Cradles to Candles, the parents at Sacred Heart make it a priority to help others. We are not a school of parents with our heads in the sand. We come from different backgrounds, but our values, often faith driven but not always, are a common thread in raising selfless kids with integrity. It starts at home, but Sacred Heart rounds it out. I cannot imagine a better school for my kids to grow up in. It's been a monumental influence of positivity in their lives and a family for all of us. This school is for anyone, of any creed, sexuality, or religion, open to a faith based education.
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5  
We have been beyond pleased with the education our son is receiving at Sacred Heart. He is challenged academically each day and has built great friendships.
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5  
This is an amazing school and community! My children are well educated, have made really good, lifelong friends, and the new Principal is amazing. I've been very impressed with the academics and what my children are learning, but even MORE impressed with WHO they are becoming as faith-filled responsible citizens. By the time they graduate, they'll be more than ready for high school and beyond. If you want a excellent education in a safe, friendly community, this is the place.
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5  
I recommend this school to anyone who is Catholic, and to parents who are looking for a well developed school with good education. There are lots of nice teachers and friends. Thanks!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 203 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,300
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1

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