Welcome, Prospective Students and Families

Sacred Heart-Griffin is a Catholic, Dominican college preparatory high school that welcomes a diverse student population to pursue academic excellence within the Dominican values of study, prayer, service and community. The Dominican motto is Truth, which is pursued and supported by prayer, study, community and service. Our program of academic excellence is the venue for faculty and students’ pursuit of Truth.

Your path begins HERE! SHG offers every student a personal path to college and career success.

For more information, please contact Megan Cox, Director of Admissions.
Email: cox@shg.org
Phone: 217.787.1595 ext. 235


Admissions Events and Timeline



Preview Night introduces prospective students in 6th-8th grades and their families to our campus and the faculty and students of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. Tour the school, speak with students, teachers and administrators and learn about all that SHG has to offer including our academic, extracurricular and sports programs.



Eighth-grade students seeking admissions into SHG must take the placement test, which helps determine students' placement into the freshmen-level class options.  The test typically takes place on a Saturday in early January at our east campus.



At this meeting, students are given the results of their placement test.  They will also have the opportunity to meet with our guidance department individually to review test scores and freshman class placement.  Families will receive an application packet to be completed for admission to SHG.


Students/Families who register by this deadline (set each year for the last week in February) will be entered into a drawing for a $2,000 tuition waiver.  One per class will be awarded.



Families applying for Student Investment Funds through the FACTS Grant and Aid application should submit their application by MARCH 17th.  If the March 17th deadline has passed, please contact Becky Jones at jones@shg.org for further assistance.  


All families are STRONGLY encouraged to complete their registration or re-enrollment by the March 17th deadline.  Classes are filled on a first come first served basis.  Students whose registration or re-enrollment is turned in after this date may not get into their first choice classes.


Admission applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until enrollment is full.

Transfer Students 

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School accepts a limited number of transfer students each year. In order to apply for transfer admission, a student must be in good standing at his/her current school with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Before a transfer student may begin the application process, the student and parent must interview with the SHG principal. Students must provide the most recent transcript and report card when meeting with the principal. If accepted, the student will meet with a member of the guidance staff to proceed with the registration process.

Please contact Teresa Saner at saner@shg.org or 217-787-1595 to arrange an appointment time.

Shadow Days and Tours

Click here to schedule a Shadow Day or Tour. For questions, contact Megan Cox at cox@shg.org or 217.787.1595 ext. 235

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School admits students of any race, color, sex or 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 based on race, color, sex, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and school administered programs. Our school reserves the right as a religious entity in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the protections of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act 775 ILCS 35/.