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.
Catherine Ronan Karrels ‘86
Head of School
Foundress St. Madeleine Sophie Barat
The first Sacred Heart school in Maryland, 1871–1873.
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.