Educating girls for lives of exceptional leadership and service since 1963.
As the only all-girls school in Princeton, New Jersey, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is uniquely positioned to provide an environment where girls put academics first, are willing and able to take risks, and explore every opportunity. Our challenging curriculum takes advantage of the way girls learn in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math—as well as the arts, humanities, and athletics. Stuart enrolls girls in JK-12, and has a co-ed Early Childhood Program.
Stuart was founded in 1963 by parents who wanted a faith-based and rigorous education for their daughters. They appealed to the Religious of the Sacred Heart to open a school that welcomes and embraces students of all faiths and backgrounds. Today, Stuart continues to thrive on the same foundational principals of faith, knowledge, social justice, community, and personal growth.
Our beautiful campus was designed by Professor Jean Labatut, who was director of graduate studies in architecture at Princeton University in 1963. A little known fact is that renowned Princeton architect J. Robert Hillier was a student of Labatut’s at Princeton, and as a young graduate he served as Labatut’s designer/drafter on the Stuart project.
The architecture of Stuart is very special. Carefully situated on 55 wooded acres in the Princeton Ridge, our building is designed to meld into the space and nature of the surroundings. With floor-to-ceiling windows, hallways and classrooms look out into wooded areas, and boulders strewn throughout the building and the grounds help to blur the lines between the inside and outdoors. We like to say it’s a, “peaceful place for girls to make some noise.”
We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to Stuart for the wonderful educational and developmental experiences provided for our daughter during her four years in high school. The carefully planned small classes allow each student to be individually monitored and nurtured by a caring faculty to reach their full learning potential. Our daughter was never rushed through her a rigid curriculum. She was allowed to ask questions, speak up and learn in a manner that worked best for her. The small grade size at Stuart is a huge plus and allowed our daughter the opportunity to participate and have leadership positions in many school sponsored extracurricular activities that she would not have had the ability to do so at larger schools , including founding several clubs, playing multiple sports and being a student Board member at an outside community organization. The results have been impressive. Our daughter was just accepted to every college she applied to and will be attending one of the top schools in the country. However, most important, she has matured into an incredibly smart, independent, and kind young woman. Simply put, if you want a smile on your face every time you think of your daughter, send her to Stuart. - Parent of a 2020 graduate
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart offers a private, independent education to approximately 400 students in preschool through grade 12. The school admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights or privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, or loan programs or athletic or other school-administered programs. Stuart is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the international community of Sacred Heart Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, the Secondary School Admission Board, the College Board, the Education Records Bureau, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum, and the Online School for Girls.