Admission Procedures: Upper School

Applications received after January 13, 2021 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

In light of COVID-19 protocols, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart has decided to revise the admissions requirements for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Admissions applications for 4th grade and up will be test-preferred rather than test-required.   As articulated in our Goals and CriteriaSchools 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 taking into account 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.  
The Admission Committee will accept ISEE, SSAT, SAT, PSAT or ACT for any applicant applying to Grades 4 and up.  The Committee would prefer to evaluate a prospective student with standardized test scores but understand that for many the exam is not possible in the circumstances we are all currently facing.  

will accept The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and/or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, both ISEE and SSAT are offering families a secure, online, remotely proctored option that enables students to take the exams at a time that is convenient for their schedules at home.   Please click on the links below for more information about each of the exams and to register. 

The ISEE is scheduled to be proctored at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, December 12th and Saturday, January 23rd following CDC and government guidelines.  These dates are subject to cancellation should we be required to do so

*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 via Zoom or Google Meet.


    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, 2020
    Application Deadline: January 13, 2021

    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 4, 2021 cannot be guaranteed an interview.

    *Please note that the Priority Deadline of December 31, 2020 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.
    "For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
    -Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat