Intellectual Values….Enduring Excellence
Stone Ridge’s curriculum places emphasis on thinking and writing, developing reasoning and problem solving skills, and engaging in creative yet disciplined self-expression.
When walking through a school, one does not expect to navigate around students stretching slinkies down the hallways or dodging Barbies dropping from above. One doesn’t expect to walk into a classroom where students are staging the storming of the Bastille with action figures or having to step over diagrams of the unit circles drawn on the sidewalk in chalk. This is, however, what our students expect when they walk into school every day because at Stone Ridge teachers and students work together to make education and learning come to life.
In a welcoming classroom environment, our teachers and students engage and challenge each other to look at concepts from different perspectives and through unconventional ways. The faculty are constantly experimenting with new and creative methods to help the students take risks in learning and come to a deeper understanding of their subject. Whether it be through the use of Google maps to follow Odysseus’ journey, through the creation of an iMovie for a class project, or in the staging of a crime scene to be solved by students in the Forensics Science class, it is clear that the learning process is pouring out from our classrooms and into the halls and homes. In creating an atmosphere of inquiry, practice, and collaboration, Stone Ridge prepares young women for success by instilling in them a life-long love of learning.
The strong academic program offered at Stone Ridge is a unique program, which fully embraces Goal II of Sacred Heart education, “…to educate to a deep respect for intellectual values.”
Stone Ridge helps students understand that there is always something more to learn, and in learning more they are not only making themselves better; they are making the world better.