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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone
(301) 657-4322

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
From Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is an independent, all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory school (Grades 1-12), with a co-educational early childhood program. As part of an international network of Sacred Heart schools, Stone Ridge's mission is to inspire young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

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Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
97 responses
Average ACT
30
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Feast wishes
    23%
  • Conge
    20%
  • Bonfire
    16%
  • All-school masses
    14%
  • Ring Day
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • The lock-in
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    727
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    88%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $154,559
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,938
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $877,300
    National
    $184,700

    Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Reviews

    92 reviews
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    Best for Catholic, straight, basic White girls who live in Bethesda. 2nd best is Black that. Other minorities, faiths are outsiders. Gay, bi, non-binary girls who win awards outside of SR, secure elite college admissions, win nothing at graduation. The girls who wear uniform pants and Doc Martin’s don’t make the Instagram feed. The HOS is consumed with transforming the campus. Requests for donations get old. Clubs are run like sororities. No faculty involvement. The girl leaders pick the members. Only Sacred Heart Alumnae are permitted to work on the Tres Bien senior ball. Student leaders are elected by students and faculty/administration. Sports are prioritized, the arts are average. Teachers are excellent but turnover has accelerated and half the MS was just retired/fired. Few teachers of color. School administration has been unstable. Until SR is an inclusive, stable, truly diverse community - poor rating.
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    As a student at this school, I can say from experience that this school is very, very cliquey and minorities tend to stick together while the Catholic, athletic, white, upper/middle class girls forming pretty exclusive groups. This school heavily pushes sports, leaving the arts department lacking. The school has no auditorium or legitimate music practice rooms. Most of the girls at SR play a lot of sports, making the social atmosphere more difficult for those who aren't as athletically inclined. SR also has a lack of diversity despite practically preaching about diversity in multiple assemblies. This school isn't that open to other faiths.The workload at this school is tremendous-- also considering that girls stay after school for sports and have to plan for their personally run clubs and groups.
    We have had a wonderful experience with SR. We enrolled at SR in upper school coming from a public middle school and there are pros and cons with doing this. My daughter quickly bonded with the other girls who were new to SR because those who attended in lower or middle school had a tendency to stick together. That’s to be expected. I see my daughter’s confidence and academics significantly improving since attending SR. The administrative staff has been very visible and welcoming. The diversity when it comes balancing race, religion, and socio economic status seems on par or better than some of the other neighboring private schools we visited. While we won’t benefit from the new facilities, I’m glad to see the efforts to improving the school.