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From the Head

Catherine Ronan Karrels Advisory
Catherine 2012

Catherine Ronan Karrels '86 in 2012 with Lower School students.

Catherine, St Karen and Sr Pat

Catherine Ronan Karrels '86 in 2018 at the Hankie Farewell for Sister Pat Geuting and Sister Karen Olsen.  Sr. Pat and Sr. Karen were the last two RSCJs to work at Stone Ridge.

Catherine Ronan Karrels

Catherine Ronan Karrels '86 in 2021 at the All-school All Saints Mass in front of the new Mater Center.

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