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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy welcomes day and boarding applicants with a variety of talents, interests and perspectives. We seek students who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning, and who will contribute to and benefit from the stimulating academic environment offered on the Hill. 

Day Student Applicants

Students interested in applying for our day program should complete an application by January 3, 2018. Click here to start your application today!

Test Scores
For day student applicants who will be taking the ISEE, SSAT, or an HSPT not on the FSHA campus, scores must be received by the FSHA admissions office no later than January 26, 2018.

Boarding Student Applicants

Students interested in our boarding program should complete an application by February 1, 2018 (after this date, applications are accepted on a space-available, rolling basis). Click here to start your application today!

Test Scores
Boarding students for which English is not their first language must submit a TOEFL or Duolingo English Test score in addition to the other application requirements. 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Are campus tours available for students and families?

    Yes. There are a variety of ways you can visit the campus. We offer 8th Grade Shadow Days that have student- and parent-led tours. You will get to meet the admissions staff, the principal and faculty. Current FSHA student ambassadors take our visiting students into the classrooms to see school in session while parents are taken on a separate tour of the campus and into classrooms by FSHA parents. This gives our visiting families an opportunity to ask those all-important parent questions and to see firsthand a snapshot of student life on the hill.

    Open House also offers the student and the entire family the opportunity to meet with students, faculty and staff. You can tour the campus and visit faculty in the classrooms; however, school is not in session during this event. Academic Preview Night is a closer look at the academic offerings at FSHA. Hear from department chairs, meet our college counselors, and take actual mini classes with some of our most exciting teachers! This event is open to applicants only.

    We realize that our boarding students often visit campus from out of state or out of the country and may find it difficult to schedule their travel to attend our admission events. For this reason, individual private tours are available. Interviews can be conducted on the same day as campus visits. Please call the Admissions Office at 626-685-8521 to schedule your visit.
  • Q: Is there an application fee?

    Yes. The application fee is $100 for day students and $255 for boarding students.
  • Q: Is an admission interview required?

    Yes. Interviews are required as part of the admission process. This is our opportunity to get to know you in an informal way during a personal meeting. If you are an international student and cannot come to campus for an in person interview a Skype interview may be arranged. 
  • Q: What entrance exams are required for admission for day and boarding students?

    You are required to take an entrance exam as part of the application process. FSHA requires the HSPT, SSAT or ISEE. If you plan to take the HSPT exam at FSHA, please register on the "EXAM" page on the online application. If you take the HSPT exam on another campus, please have that school forward your results to us by January 26, 2018. If you are taking the ISEE or SSAT be sure to send your results to FSHA once you receive them and no later than January 26, 2018. All testing codes and information can be found in the introductory section of the online application.
  • Q: How much weight does the Admissions Committee place on exams?

    The Admissions Committee reviews all the application materials to get a full and complete picture of the applicant. We believe that the more information we have, the better informed we are. We realize that exam scores do not provide the full picture of a student, and this is why we conduct interviews, review transcripts and look at teacher recommendations.
  • Q: Do you have to be Catholic to attend FSHA?

    Q: No. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy admits students of any race, color, religion and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. FSHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, racial or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, financial aid, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
  • Q: When will we be notified of the admission decision?

    Admissions decision letters for day students will be mailed and emailed to candidates on March 2, 2018. Students applying for the day program must return their contracts and register at FSHA on March 13, 2018 in order to secure their space.

    Admissions decision letters for boarding students will be emailed to candidates on March 10, 2018. Students applying for the boarding program must return their contracts by April 10, 2018 in order to secure their space.
  • Q: What is the tuition?

    For the 2017-18 school year, day student tuition is $24,600 and boarding student tuition, room and board is $54,900.
  • Q: How do families apply for scholarship and financial aid?

    Please see detailed scholarship and financial aid information on the Affording FSHA page.
  • Q: How many students are admitted to the 9th grade?

    On average, the day student program will admit between 85 and 95 students into the freshman year. The boarding program will admit 10 to 15 freshman students and 3 to 6 sophomore students.
  • Q: What type of student is FSHA looking for?

    FSHA is looking for quality students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate the capability to handle a rigorous academic program, who exhibit positive social behavior, are committed to making a significant contribution to the community, and who seek a spiritual educational experience.
  • Q: Can boarding students transfer to the day program?

    It is school policy that students admitted to the boarding program cannot change to the day program. Since we are always at capacity and a waiting list remains active for day students, this does not allow room for a boarding student to transfer to day status, thereby taking the place of someone on the wait list.
  • Q: Does FSHA issue I-20s for international boarding students?

    Yes. An I-20 is the prerequisite to an F-1 Student Visa required by the United States government for an international student to study in the country. FSHA is INS/SEVIS-certified to issue I-20s. FSHA issues I-20s to accepted international boarding students after they have signed and returned their contracts with their deposits to FSHA. Once the student has received her I-20, the student then makes an appointment with the United States Consulate General in her home country to apply for the F-1 Student Visa. The F-1 Student Visa is the only visa accepted by FSHA.
  • Q: How many Advanced Placement and honors courses does FSHA offer?

    FSHA currently offers 25 Advanced Placement and honors courses on campus, as well five additional AP classes through the Online School for Girls.
  • Q: Where do FSHA graduates go to college?

    Visit our Advising and College Counseling page for the most recent college matriculation information can be found. Typically, 100 percent of FSHA students attend college.
  • Q: Do FSHA students wear uniforms?

    Yes. There are a variety of uniform choices for FSHA students. Full dress uniform is the same for all students and consists of a red plaid skirt, a solid red blazer, a white shirt and black shoes. On school days when full dress is not required, students in the spring and fall have a choice of a pink or blue skirt, khaki pants or shorts, and a choice of white, green or blue polo shirts. In the winter, they have the choice of the red plaid skirt and khaki pants with the polo shirts.
  • Q: Is there a school bus service or carpooling?

    Q: Yes. FSHA has the Tolog Transportation Program, which requires students to either participate in a parent- or student-driven carpool or ride one of three bus routes through the San Gabriel Valley to get to FSHA in the morning. FSHA helps to match carpool drivers with riders when necessary.
  • Q: How do I request the optional Archdiocesan common paper application?

    The easiest way to apply to FSHA is to do so online. However, if you would like to receive the Archdiocesan common paper application, please fill out the request form.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Admissions Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Kristen Mariotti 

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    626-685-8522
  • Analise Gay 

    Admissions Coordinator
    626-685-8521
  • Bridgit Johnston 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    626-685-8333
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone: 626-685-8300

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