Heart at the Heart of It All
Guided by the Sacred Heart (and universal) Goals, Stuart girls extend their hearts and arms beyond the Stuart community. Committed to social justice, they learn about the world, and that by taking action, they can make the world a better place. And they do.
- In Upper School, 50 hours of community service per year is required — our girls average nearly 70 hours per year.
- Middle School girls focus their service efforts on caring for the elderly and young children, and can often be found reading to the Preschool students.
- Lower School students participate monthly in a special community-service project to benefit a local agency. They also work with students in the Stuart Preschool, assisting them with classroom activities.
Sacred Heart Network Service Projects
Through the Sacred Heart Network, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects in settings throughout the U.S. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, working with inner-city hungry and homeless, aiding disabled adults and assisting with homebuilding projects.
The Sacred Heart to Heart Club celebrates International Women's Week, bringing attention to the achievements and challenges of women worldwide.
Local Service Projects
There are many volunteer opportunities close to home. Students participate in initiatives benefiting several local community-service organizations and nonprofit agencies.
Appalachia Service Project
Each summer since 1979, 20 students and faculty chaperones travel to Tennessee or Kentucky to help rebuild houses in Appalachia to make them warmer, safer and drier. The experience has been life-changing and our students find that volunteering provides a deeper view of the world and what it means to be selfless and compassionate.