Founding of the RSCJ
Constitutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart are approved by the first general council of 1815. Later, in 1826, Pope Leo XII formally approved the Constitutions of the Society.
First generation of Sacred Heart students graduate.
Over 80 Sacred Heart convents and schools are established across Europe.
Mother Mary Ann Hardy opens first Sacred Heart School in Maryland in September 1871. The school closed by 1873 due to overwhelming hardship in obtaining supplies.
In September of 1923, Mother Clara Meigs Sands, RSCJ, opens Sacred Heart School at 1719 Massachusettes Ave. in DC, and becomes the School's first headmistress through 1931.
Mother Agnes Barry, RSCJ, becomes Mother Superior at the convent and begins to look for new grounds for the Sacred Heart School. A venture that faced many challenges and took almost 20 years to come to fruition.
On May 25, 1925, Madeleine Sophie Barat was canonized a saint. Her feast day is celebrated each year on this day.
Mother Margaret Mary Downing, RSCJ becomes Headmistress through 1934.
Silver Jubilees for Mother Sands and beloved nun Ma Mere M. du Plessis de Grenedon are celebrated in February.
Mother Emilie Hickey, RSCJ, becomes Headmistress through 1939.
First Alumnae Association is formed. Mary Catherine Mundell Coffey, class of 1934, was elected the Association’s first president.
Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, who later became Pope Pius XII, visits the Washington, DC Sacred Heart School on October 22.
The Doll Pageant and Tea, first fundraiser for scholarship, held at the Mayflower Hotel in DC.
Mother Eleanor Kenny, RSCJ, becomes Headmistress through 1940.
Mother Elizabeth White, RSCJ, becomes Headmistress through 1949.
Tableaux Vivants and Music fundraiser.
Permission to purchase Stone Ridge estate granted from the Bishop of Baltimore and Washington.
First Christmas Bazaar is a huge success, even more successful than other fundraisers to date. Doll Pageant and Tableaux with Tea events are eclipsed.
Preparations to move to Stone Ridge are underway and the Father's Club debuts.
First "Memory Book" published for the Class of 1947.
Blue and Gold Teams are established and other notable events.
Archbishop Patrick O'Boyle blesses new wing in April.
Mother Mary Elizabeth Tobin, RSCJ, becomes Mistress General through 1957.
The Christopher's are formed to put faith into action.
The Ridgean, first school newspaper, is established.
Ma Mere's 50th Jubilee is celebrated in February.
Six Weekday Boarders join the student body.
Mother Marie Odeide Mouton, RSCJ, becomes Headmistress through 1968.
Pope Pius XII dies.
Mother Barry treks to Sacred Heart in Rome.
Archbishop Patrick O'Boyle blesses the new building and other notable events.
A new look to the uniforms debuts.
Juniors and Seniors go to Capitol Hill to visit SR Congressional fathers, Senators Ben Smith and John Pastore, and House Representatives William Miller and Hale Boggs.
First school Horse Show fundraiser is held at DeFranceaux family farm raising $1878.
Bishop Philip Hannon blesses School's newest building.
Anniversary Memorial Mass held for late President John F. Kennedy; Jackie Kennedy sends letter of gratitude.
Stone Ridge students appear on the television show It's Academic for the first time. They win second place in the competition.
Mother Barry leaves Stone Ridge.
Coca-Cola is banned on campus and other notable events.
Lady Bird Johnson visits Stone Ridge in December.
Mother Mouton retires.
Stone Ridge Choir sings at Robert F. Kennedy funeral.
First African-American students enrolled.
Sister McGowan Headmistress
The Ridgean becomes the Here and Now newsprint publication.
Black Student Union is formed.
5 Goals are implemented.
Lacrosse team is formed.
Twenty Upper School students ushered at the historic Papal Mass on the Mall with Pope John Paul II.
Sister Concepcion Camacho, Superior General of the Sacred Heart, visit and other notable events.
The School governance is transferred from the RSCJ to a Board of Trustees.
Sister Dyer becomes Head of School.
Sister Dyer debuts Stone Ridge Arts Festival in May.
Stone Ridge receives the National Blue Ribbon School Award.
The School celebrates its 40 years at Stone Ridge with special guest George Hamilton Jr.
Crown Princess Michiko of Japan visits on October 7.
Rose Philippine Duchesne is canonized on July 3. St. Philippine is celebrated at the National Shrine on November 17, Stone Ridge’s new Junior Children’s Choir sang during the celebration Mass.
Major improvements to campus.
Here and Now publication wins second place in Quill & Scroll Award—an international honorary society for secondary school journalists.
Feast of Philippine nationwide prayer service call.
Sister Anne Dyer's Silver Jubilee celebrated in February.
The new academic building takes shape.
Extended Day begins as households shift to two income households.
Stone Ridge hosts 50th, 55th, and 60th, year reunions for classes 1935-1946.
Diversity Committee established to strengthen School' unity by drawing on the diverse community.
Bishop Alvare Corrada del Rio blesses new wing of Upper School academic building.
Mars Pathfinder launches with silicon chip containing signatures from Stone Ridge.
Summer CampUs is created by Director Angela Romano.
Barat Medal awarded for first time. Mass of the Holy Spirit in October celebrated 75 years of Sacred Heart education in DMV, and 50 years at Stone Ridge campus.
Sacred Heart Chapel restoration begins.
First Multicultural Festival
Sacred Heart Bicentennial celebrations and blessing of Prayer Garden and Grotto dedicated to Mater, “cathedral in the woods.”
CALLITHUMP, Upper School annual art and literary magazine, wins 2001 Gold Medalist Certificate from Columbia Scholastic Press.
New pool opens adding water safety classes, special clinics, and lessons for children.
Used Book Sale nets a record $225,000. Proceeds augmented the Scholarship Fund.
Victory Bell installed in Aquatic Center tower.
Stone Ridge hosts 14 students from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Carriage House reopens as infants to age 4 daycare.
Dr. Richard Barbieri named Interim Head of School. The search for a new Head continues.
Headmistress Sister Dyer retires.
First Grade 8 Father-Daughter prayer breakfast.
Stone Ridge students sweep foreign language awards bringing home 63 medals and certificates from the National Spanish Exam, 13 medals from the State of Maryland for proficiency, and 35, medals in the Le Grand Concours national French contest.
Special Olympics Swim Program in new Aquatic Center.
Stone Ridge Alumna Catherine Ronan Karrels '86 named Head of School.
Breakfast with Santa tradition connects with alumnae families.
Stone Ridge celebrates the 200th Anniversary of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and her courage to cross frontiers.