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Catherine Ronan Karrels
Class with nun
Our Centennial

Marking a century of educating women of faith and purposeĀ 

1719 Mass Ave, Washington, DC
Convent of the Sacred Heart

1719 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC

Sr Anne Dyer
Graduation 2006

Sr. Anne Dyer with Stone Ridge graduates

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

Our Journey

Sr. Dyer speaks at a microphone during her retirement Mass.

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.

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Return to Center

"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."

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News & Events

Bess L artwork

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. 

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Sophie L artwork

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.

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