Beyond the Classroom

Life at Stone Ridge is a multifaceted experience that enriches students beyond academics. We have an impressive array of extra-curricular activities that develop friendships, new skills, health and well-being.

 
Afterschool CampUs

Afterschool CampUs Builders Class

Lower School

  • Extended Day: Operates after school Monday–Thursday until 6:30 pm, Fridays until 6:00 pm.

  • Afterschool CampUs: Seasonal programs for students in Pre-K-Grade 8. Offerings may included Creative Drama by Imagination Stage, Gourmet Chefs by Tiny Chefs, Swimming, Keyboarding, Fitness classes, technology fun, and more! 

  • The Adjunct Music Program: Afterschool lessons are available for suzuki violin, piano, woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophone), brass (trumpet and trombone), guitar, and vocal.

  • Cantabile Singers, a choral group for students in Grades 3 and 4

Middle School

  • Supervised Study: held after school Monday–Thursday until 6:30 pm, Fridays until 6:00 pm.

  • Athletic teams

  • Drama (a play and a musical each year)

  • Bella Voce Choir is for singers in Grades 5-8 by audition.

  • Brioso Strings - this group is led through the basics of playing together in a jam session, improvisation skills, solos, and exploring bluegrass, Celtic, folk, jazz and blues. Brioso is open to string students with 2 + years experience. 

  • The Adjunct Music Program: after-school lessons are available for suzuki violin, piano, woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophone), brass (trumpet and trombone), guitar, and vocal.

  • Afterschool CampUs: Seasonal programs for students through Grade 8. Offerings may included Swimming, Keyboarding, Fitness classes, Robotics, and more! 

  • Retreats

  • Goal Days

 
Grade 6 Retreat

Goal Day Grade 6 team building exercise

Upper School

  • Athletic Teams

  • Clubs

  • Drama (a play and a musical each year)

  • The Adjunct Music Program: after-school lessons are available for suzuki violin, piano, woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophone), brass (trumpet and trombone), guitar, and vocal.

  • Sacred Heart Network Exchange Program

  • Gator Strong

  • Social Action

  • Campus Ministry Retreats

  • Library is open Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–6:00 pm

Traditions @ Stone Ridge

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.

Primes

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.

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.

Feast Wishes

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.

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.

Grandparent Day

Lower and Middle School children welcome their grandparents with enjoyable activities and treats.

Ring Day

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.
 

Field Day

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.

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.
 

Father Daughter Mass and Brunch

The Stone Ridge Fathers hosts a Father-Daughter Mass & Brunch in the fall. Fathers (or special friends) and their daughters come together to celebrate Sacred Heart Goal I (Personal Faith) and Goal IV (Building Community).