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Stone Ridge at a Glance

General Information

  • Founded in 1923 by the Society of the Sacred Heart
  • Member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools with 22 schools and affiliates in the US; over 200 schools worldwide
  • All-girls, Grades 1-12; coeducational Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten
  • Independent college preparatory day school
  • School hours: Lower School 7:50 am - 3:00 pm; Middle School 8:00 am - 3:15 pm; Upper School 8:00 am - 3:10 pm

Campus

  • 35 acres in the heart of Bethesda, neighbor to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and The National Institutes of Health
  • 50 Promethean Boards
  • 3 Libraries and Virtual Library Access
  • 3 iMac Computer Labs
  • One-to-one MacBook Pro laptop program in Upper School; select one-to-one iPad and Kindle programs in Middle School; iPad and MacBook Pro carts in Lower School
  • 3 Science Labs
  • 3 Performance spaces
  • 3 Gymnasiums, tennis courts, 3 athletic fields, and a weight/fitness room
  • Aquatics Center
  • Chapel
  • Award-winning playground

Students

  • Enrollment of students: Infant & Toddler, and Preschool through Grade 12: 700
  • Students come from Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia.
  • Enrollment of Lower School: 159
  • Diversity: 44%
  • Average class size (Pre-K to Grade 4): 14
  • Lower School Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1
  • Enrollment of Middle School: 188
  • Diversity: 37%
  • Average class size (Grades 5-8): 16
  • Middle School Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
  • Enrollment of Upper School: 315
  • Diversity: 37%
  • Average class size (Grades 9-12): 13
  • Upper School Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Faculty

  • All-school full-time faculty: 71
  • Lower School faculty: 27
  • Lower School faculty with advanced degrees: 14
  • Average teaching experience per Lower School faculty member: 12 years

  • Middle School faculty: 28
  • Middle School faculty with advanced degrees: 16
  • Average teaching experience per Middle School faculty member: 23 years

  • Upper School faculty: 53
  • Upper School faculty with advanced degrees: 36 MA's and 7 Ph.D's
  • Average teaching experience per Upper School faculty member: 17 years

  • 100% of faculty participate in professional development workshops and conferences

Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Middle States Associations of Colleges and Schools
  • Network of Sacred Heart Schools
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • National Coalition of Girls Schools
  • National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Independent Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

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