Welcome Message From the Head
Dear Stone Ridge Community,
It’s time to celebrate! The much anticipated Centennial school year has arrived.
One hundred years ago, the pioneering spirit of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat inspired the sisters at the Convent of the Sacred Heart on Massachusetts Avenue to open a school, which began with three young women in attendance. Today, Stone Ridge continues to motivate hundreds of eager young learners to realize their special gifts and bring Christ’s love into the world.
This year, the Stone Ridge community pays particular attention to Goal V: Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom. As we reflect on our roots and remain grounded by the timeless values of the Society of the Sacred Heart, we continue to innovate, meet new challenges, set new goals, and move confidently into the future.
I welcome you to explore the digital archives, share your favorite memories and join us for celebratory events throughout the year as we mark a century of educating women of faith and purpose.
Catherine Ronan Karrels '86
Head of School
The year drew to a close and with it came the day that Stone Ridge said farewell to Sister Anne Dyer ’55 RSCJ. On May 20, 2006, the Stone Ridge community and friends gathered in Gym 3 to celebrate the Liturgy that marked Sister Dyer’s retirement and departure from Stone Ridge.
“To mark the Society’s Bicentennial as well as the Millennium, Stone Ridge added a number of special events to celebrate these special anniversaries.”
“For the first time, the new Board of Trustees had to hire a new Head of School. They didn’t have far to look. Sister Anne Dyer ’55 RSCJ, head of the Lower School, was the perfect candidate. Not only was she an alumna of Stone Ridge, but she also had been a teacher and administrator at her alma mater since 1968.”
"Educators from the various Sacred Heart schools began to confer with each other in order to find a way to safeguard the legacy and the vision of the Sacred Heart education in the United States during these agitated times. Sister Catherine Collins RSCJ had already laid the groundwork for this type of organization while she was still at Stone Ridge."
In November, the HERE & NOW ran a letter from a student who complained about the Blue and Gold Teams, a controversy that had been brewing since 1968.
News & Events
Calling all Alumnae to join us on Saturday, January 21 for the Centennial Social Action Day!
We are collecting stories, photographs, or any other memorabilia for the School's archives! Please visit submit your materials and let us know how you would like to help.
Welcome to the new Centennial website. Please click around and enjoy the photos and stories.
Also, we would value your contribution to the School's Archives for the Centennial Celebration year. We are collecting stories, photographs, and special items throughout the year and plan to share with the Stone Ridge community.
We thank all the employees, alumnae, past employees, and parents who have volunteered to assist with the Centennial events. Stay tuned for more to come.