Admission is based on the availability of spaces in each class and adherence to requirements listed below.

Age Entry Requirements

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  • Pre-K must be 4 years of age on or before September 1st
  • Kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st
  • First Grade must be 6 years of age on or before September 1st and have successfully completed a Kindergarten program

Probationary Admission Status

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All newly enrolled students will be accepted on a probationary basis for one nine-week grading period. The purpose of this policy is to determine the student’s ability to adjust to the school’s philosophy and curriculum.

Probationary status may be extended beyond one semester at the discretion of school administration.

Admission Policy

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  1. Children with a brother or sister currently enrolled in the school
  2. Children of the Cathedral parish
  3. Children of Catholic families from other parishes
  4. Children of non-Catholic or non-participating Catholic families

Registration Documentation

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  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Baptismal Certificate
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Florida Immunization Certificate (HRS Form 680)
  5. Florida School Entry Health Exam (HRS Form 3040)
  6. Non-Refundable registration fee per child

Voluntary Pre-K

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Parents seeking to enroll their child in the Pre-K program need to present their Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Early Learning Coalition Office of Escambia County.

As a private school, you are requesting that your child be enrolled. Therefore, if you wish for your child to remain enrolled at our school, you must accept our philosophy and the discipline policies that we have in place. We reserve the right to request that your child continue his/her education elsewhere if you are unable or unwilling to adhere to our rules and regulations.

At Sacred Heart, we live as disciples of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, striving for academic excellence humble service to all. Founded in 1906, we are rooted in our Catholic identity, and flourishing in East Hill.

Through the generous support of school families, community donors and sponsors, and our Partners in Education, we strive to keep our tuition costs affordable for every family seeking Catholic education for their children. For families who have additional financial need, we invite them to apply for scholarship and grants through our Financial Aid program.

Please contact us to discuss your particular situation, and we look forward to welcoming you into the Sacred Heart Cathedral School family.


Questions & Answers

Do you offer before and after school care?

Students may be dropped off in the morning as early as 7:00am (no additional fee) and will meet in the gym until 7:30am when they will go to their homeroom classroom.

The Extended Care Program is available until 5:30pm.

How do parents get involved?

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of our school, both through events and activities. The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee requires that all volunteers, chaperones and fieldtrip drivers complete a Level-2 background clearance. The cost is $65 and the packets are available in the school office.

Is bus service available?

We do not own nor operate any sort of transportation service. You may request a zip code list mid-summer to check on creating a carpool.

Does Sacred Heart have a hot lunch program?

While the majority of students bring their own lunch, families may order lunch in advance through the online lunch program Campus Cuisine.

What are the school hours?

Monday-Friday 7:45am – 2:45pm.