BIENVENUE 2015 was launched in Fall 2009 with the goal of making strategic growth in three critical areas at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart:
Vision Statement Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is the faith-based school of choice for girls seeking innovative and balanced academic, artistic, and athletic excellence.
Goal I - Curriculum Stone Ridge is a leader in teaching and learning—preparing young women for the changes and challenges of the 21st century through dynamic and innovative academic and co-curricular programs.
Goal II- Community Stone Ridge is a vibrant Catholic educational community that lives out the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart in the face of our changing world.
Goal III - Campus Stone Ridge provides exceptional facilities that inspire us to learn, play, build community, serve, and pray.
In our development of curriculum, Stone Ridge is dedicated to being a leader in teaching and learning—preparing young women for the changes and challenges of the 21st century through dynamic and innovative academic and co-curricular programs. Stone Ridge is a vibrant, Catholic, educational community that lives out the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart in the face of our changing world.Stone Ridge provides exceptional facilities and a campus that inspires us to learn, play, build community, serve, and pray.
We have reached the halfway point in this journey and our achievements are tremendous! Enjoy some highlights of our completed initiatives from the last three years.
CURRICULUM INITIATIVES INCLUDE:
Lower School curriculum added French (2009)
Early Childhood Program and the Lower School have increased collaboration to enhance programing (2010-12)
iPad2s distributed to faculty, staff, Lower School students, and Sixth Grade students to support teaching and learning (2010-12)
Science Certificate Program, a specialized curriculum engaging students to explore beyond the classroom in areas of math, science, technology, and engineering, added to Upper School (2011-12)
Annual calendars and schedules assessed and adjusted in all divisions to create more efficient use of class time (2010-12)
Student stress reduced by adding recess to the Middle School schedule and offering an enhanced summer enrichment program in the Upper School (2011-12)
Creation of Academic Leadership Team (Head of School, Division Heads, Upper School Director of Studies, and All-School Accreditation Coordinator) that meets weekly to provide cross-divisional educational leadership programing
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES INCLUDE:
New School brand, logo, and website launched (May 2010)
SRPA enhanced “Gator Grills” to encourage the community to cheer on our athletes
Increased opportunities for conversation and fellowship among parents and students surrounding issues of diversity (ongoing)
Bus service expanded to create easier access to our campus (Summer 2011)
Outreach to alumnae expanded (e.g. Breakfast with Santa, redesigned Alumnae Board, monthly e-newsletter) (2009-2011)
Fathers Club re-instated (2011)
CAMPUS INITIATIVES INCLUDE:
Low cost, high impact cosmetic modifications made to the existing campus facilities:
Improved and expanded classroom space for the Early Childhood Program (Sumer 2009)
New Lower School Technology Lab (Summer 2010)
Murals painted to transform spaces in the Middle School 400 level hallway, the Lower School 200 level hallway, and the gym hallway (Fall 2011-Fall 2012)
New space for a Senior lounge in the Upper School (Summer 2010)
Remodeling of Middle School and Upper School libraries (Summer 2011)
Remodeled Gator Gallery (Summer 2011)
Infrastructure for use of technology campus-wide improved by rebuilding the backbone of the network and increasing bandwidth from 10 to 50 MEGS (2010-2012)
Sustainability Committee formed to spearhead “green” initiatives (2012)