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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,950
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.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
106 responses
Average ACT
31
73 responses

Cultivating an empowered leader

A 2020 Alumnae survey reports that Stone Ridge creates a culture of achievement and fosters the importance of Social Action. This seed is rooted by the Goals of Sacred Heart and is embraced as alumnae enter college and their careers. 91% describe their Stone Ridge learning experience as a transformative experience.

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
  • Conge
    23%
  • Feast wishes
    21%
  • Bonfire
    15%
  • All-school masses
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Ring Day
    6%
  • The lock-in
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    714
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $21,700
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    2
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    73%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    27%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    64%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $159,431
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,004
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $897,400
    National
    $184,700

    Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Reviews

    111 reviews
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    Stone Ridge likes to flaunt the few black and other POC students, but lacks true diversity. The administration silences black students and allows racist behavior from students and faculty to thrive. There were a few teachers who were vocally anti-racist, but it isn't enough. The administration greatly restricts discussions on racism outside of BSA meetings, and the comfort of the white students is prioritized over such discussions. White students are not held accountable for their racism, especially if their family gives substantial amounts of money to SR, and white faculty are not held accountable because of the power imbalance between students and teachers.
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    Although the courses were challenging and in the end looked good for colleges and everything looked good on paper, there was a lot I felt the school could approve on when it came to interactions amongst the staff and students. Racism was never really reprimanded and whenever anything along the lines of discrimination happened that could taint the school’s reputation was hushed and “resolved” in silence. I’ll always remember when an LGBTQ assembly was scheduled but was mysteriously cancelled and changed to something else. Or when the 2016 election results came out and the next day of school, some students had a lack of empathy for rightfully worried LGBTQ and BIPOC students. Not only does the school need to teach students about racism but should also teach white students how to be allies and use their privileges for good.
    Stone Ridge is a great school for girls to grow as both students and women. The teachers are all dedicated and caring and students have access to one of the best educations in Maryland. The sacred heart connection instills important goals and values into every girl, and the Social Action program encourages awareness, action, and humble service. The sports teams are also pretty good. That being said, there is a cliquey environment at the school. The girls who went to Stone Ridge for middle school form exclusive groups, and the girls who play lacrosse and field hockey receive far more attention (and seemingly funding) from the athletic department than girls on any other sport team, especially cross country. Lastly, the art department has room for improvement, but the Cor Unum campaign is working to fix that. Overall, SR is a great place for learning, and despite cliques, very girl seems to find her groove or group.