Private All Girls School

Preschool-High School

Princeton, New Jersey

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The Lower School at Stuart

Jr. Kindergarten – Grade 4

In the journey of learning, first steps are crucial.

When a girl comes to Stuart, she enters a kind and collaborative community. In this all-girl environment, girls are encouraged, and expected, to try new things, participate, work together, and be leaders. They live up to our high expectations by becoming as responsible as they are independent. Guided by exceptional faculty, outstanding academics, and the Sacred Heart Goals, Stuart girls gain self-confidence and self-awareness. They go beyond acquiring knowledge and skills for their future and develop a thirst for more.

A Stuart girl’s journey begins in the Lower School where:

Expert teachers know girls–and know each girl well.

Our faculty are experts at teaching girls and fostering social and emotional, as well as intellectual growth. Open communication with parents is vital, and working with subject specialist teachers, faculty are able to tailor instruction to each girl’s needs for challenge and support.

Outstanding academics provide an extraordinary foundation for future success.

Our research-driven, interdisciplinary approach gets girls engaged in their education. Our challenging curriculum is taught through a balance of skill development, collaboration, and hands-on projects–which makes school interesting and relevant for our girls. Learning by doing is not only joyful; it’s supremely effective.

Girls love coming to school because learning is joyful–and meaningful.

New research tells us that by age 6, young girls already think that girls aren’t as smart as boys. It’s crucial for girls to know, from the earliest years, that even math and science can be exciting! Our teachers encourage a “growth mindset,” and Stuart girls buck the stereotypes, developing confidence in themselves, knowing that with hard work, trial and error, they can succeed.

Girls develop a sense of community and their place in the world.

Stuart girls support one another because each one wants everyone to succeed. Kindness, empathy, and love are everywhere. You feel it in the bonds between students and between students and teachers. Stuart girls understand and respect each other’s differences and they learn about the world, and that by taking action, they can make the world a better place.

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