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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

depictions of Mater Admirabilis

In every school and convent of the Sacred Heart around the world, there is always a picture of Mater Admirabilis, Mother Most Admirable, hanging in a prominent place. This depiction of Our Lady as a young girl just before the Annunciation changed her life forever is an image unique to the Sacred Heart Order.

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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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