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Mission & Sacred Heart Philosophy

Mission Statement

Stuart’s mission is to prepare young women for lives of exceptional leadership and service within the framework of the Goals and Criteria of the Schools of the Sacred Heart.

Part of an international community of Sacred Heart schools, Stuart is an independent Catholic school that welcomes and embraces students of all faiths and backgrounds, helping them to become accomplished, committed women whose confidence, global perspective and passion for justice will transform the world in which they live.

Sacred Heart Network

As a member of a global community of more than 150 schools, Stuart educates to the following Sacred Heart Goals:

Feast of Mater Admirabilis

"There are special days at a Sacred Heart School on which our community celebrates God's goodness. The Feast of Mater celebrates the place that Mary has in your life. The Feast of Mater has united Sacred Heart students from around the globe since 1846 when St. Madeleine Sophie Barat named her the patroness of Sacred Heart students" —from The Dawn of becoming...Mater at Your Age by Lisa Bucher, RSCJ

Each Sacred Heart School has a painting of Mater Admirabilis, in tribute to the original fresco at the Trinità dei Monti in Rome. Stuart's painting, located in the front hall directly opposite the main entrance, depicts Mary as a young girl.

Click here for more about Feast Day. 

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Stuart joins other schools in the Sacred Heart Network who are called to live our daily lives promoting universal respect. Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Stuart.

Sacred Heart Glossary of Terms

From Congé to Goûter, there are a plethora of terms and events that are unique to a Sacred Heart education. We asked 2019-2020 Student Government President Natalie Pemberton '20 to explain some of these terms.