Admission Procedures: Upper School

Applications received after January 12, 2022 are considered late applications. Click here for late applicant procedures.

The following items are required before the Admission Committee can consider an applicant’s file complete:
  • Application Form: Online application form and fee of $50. 
  • Academic Records including Standardized Test Scores and Teacher Recommendations: Carrollton requires three recommendations (Principal, Math and English Teacher recommendations) and records for the past 4 years your daughter has been in school which must be submitted electronically by the student’s current school, however, the parents are responsible for requesting the recommendations through PowerSchool.  The recommendations and records must be requested online.  You will need the recommender's first and last name, as well as their email addresses for recommendation submission.
  • Student Writing Sample - Please have the applicant submit the student writing sample before her interview.  Please click here for the form: Student Writing Sample

Entrance Examination

    Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart requires the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).   As articulated in our Goals and Criteria, Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a deep respect for intellectual values.  Carrollton has always based admissions decisions on a comprehensive and holistic evaluation of each applicant, not only considering the entrance exam, but also evaluating all of our requirements for admissions such as the interview of the applicant and her parents, the student writing sample, school recommendations, and transcripts.   Please note both exams are offering families a secure, online, remotely proctored option that enables students to take the exam at a time that is convenient for their schedules at home. 
    The Admission Committee will accept ISEE and/or SSAT for any applicant applying to the Upper School.  Please register to take the exam with the links below:
    The ISEE is scheduled to be proctored at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, December 11th  and Saturday, January 22nd following CDC and government guidelines.  Please note these dates are subject to change or be cancelled due to the pandemic.

    *In order to sit for the entrance exam the application form and fee must be submitted.


    Upon receipt of your application we will schedule the academic/family interview.  All Upper School Interviews are for both parents and applicant in-person or via Zoom upon request.  


      All decisions will be emailed by the first week of March. Under no circumstances will decisions be given over the phone.


      Grade 9 Priority Deadline (see below): December 31, 2021
      Application Deadline: January 12, 2022

      We ask that you file your application with consideration for the time required to test and interview your daughter, as well as to receive her records and recommendation forms. The Admission Committee strongly recommends that you apply early to ensure sufficient time to complete the student’s file.  Candidates who file applications after January 7, 2021 cannot be guaranteed an interview.

      Barat Scholarship - Incoming 9th grade students only
      If you are interested in the Barat Scholarship you will need to submit either the ISEE or SSAT scores by January 8th.  Carrollton offers a Barat Scholarship to each of the top five scorers on the entrance exam that is administered to all 9th grade applicants as well as to Carrollton’s own current 8th grade class. The award is in the amount of $7,000 and is for each year of Upper School, making the total value of the Barat Scholarship $28,000.  The Barat Scholarship is the only strictly merit-based award that Carrollton offers. Its recipients are determined objectively based on the results of the entrance exam, and there is no need to apply expressly to be considered for this scholarship. Barat Scholars are exceptionally bright students who typically evidence corresponding academic achievements.

      *Please note that the Priority Deadline of December 31, 2021 is for the submission of your daughter’s Carrollton Admissions application and entrance exam scores in order to be eligible for the 9th Grade Barat Scholarship Competition.