Stone Ridge is proud of its long history of memorable and beloved traditions, many of which are rooted in its French heritage of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
School Colors: Blue & Gold
School Mascot: Gator
School Motto: Hic et Nunc (Here & Now)
Blue/Gold Team Induction
At the beginning of each school year, Blue and Gold team captains announce each new student one-by-one at a special and spirited assembly, and welcome her to either the Blue or Gold team--a team she stays on for life.
From the French, “to take leave,” Congés are surprise days, when classes are canceled and the students focus on building community through fun team building activities and games.
Goûter is a special snack on feast days and holidays.
Lower and Middle School children welcome their grandparents with enjoyable activities and treats.
Feast of Mater Admirabilis
Feast of Mater Admirabilis is observed every October to celebrate the miraculous fresco of the Virgin Mary depicted by a young nun in the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1844.
Feast Wishes is an all-school gathering before the Christmas holidays where students present the gifts of song and cards to every member of the administration, faculty, and staff.
Field Day is at the end of the school year when the Blue and Gold teams compete in a very spirited day. Activities include the tug-of-war, Father-Daughter races, a cookout lunch, music, and prizes.
Mother’s Day is a special event in the Lower School planned to give mothers and daughters a chance to play and work together.
Primes is one of the oldest Sacred Heart traditions. Primes was originally a gathering of the entire student body on Sunday evening. Students who had been very good during the week received a small blue card,inscribed with the words Très Bien. Today, Primes is a weekly assembly held in the Lower School for Grades 1-4, with the Head of School presenting medals to students who are recognized by their teachers for living out the Goals of Sacred Heart education.
Prize Day is a formal assembly at the end of the school year for the distribution of certificates and awards recognizing special achievement.
In the spring, students in the junior class (Third Academic) receive their class rings from their Fourth Academic ring sisters at a ceremony presided over by the Head of School, the Head of the Upper School, and the Alumnae Board President. This is a formal ceremony for the Third and Fourth Academic students.
Très Bien Ball
The annual Très Bien Ball is a celebratory formal dinner dance hosted by the Alumnae Association to honor the Fourth Academic class. The Très Bien Ball, founded in 1953, was created by combining the Stone Ridge Fathers Club graduation dance in 1946 and the Alumnae Association supper dance in 1949. This formal ball provides an opportunity for the students to be formally inducted into the Alumnae Association. The event is organized by an honorary committee, under the supervision of the Alumnae Relations.