Middle School

Discovering talents and building confidence.

Middle School is a time of transition for our girls. They begin to discover their interests and their potential to take on the world. Our faculty and programs cultivate their enthusiasm at every turn, encouraging students to explore new ideas, experiences, and perspectives.

Committed to a deep respect for intellectual values, the Middle School (Grades 5-8) at Stone Ridge seeks to instill in students a lifelong love of learning.

Our Middle School program is designed specifically to serve the needs of girls in their preadolescent years of growth, curiosity, and development. Preadolescent girls thrive on interactive engagement and meaningful connections with peers and adults. When learning is directly tied to the understanding of self and to increased knowledge of the world, girls learn best.

The Advisory program in the Middle School facilitates interaction among students and faculty. Each year, students are placed in an Advisory group of 9 to 11 students and one faculty member. They meet often to discuss school issues, develop peer relationships, build community, and plan activities. 

Middle School Religion



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Our Middle School teachers believe that full engagement and inquiry foster lasting understanding and the transfer of knowledge. As such, our program uniquely serves girls with a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum as they navigate new landscapes of learning. Stone Ridge educates using Understanding by Design as its pedagogical approach for instruction and curriculum design. Learning, for our Middle School girls, becomes an exercise of purpose, of self-understanding, and of coming to know the world in which they will soon lead and serve as children of the Sacred Heart.

Academic Program Overview

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