In Sacred Heart tradition, all three divisions finished the school year with Prize Days and the Closing Celebrations in Early Childhood. Prize Day is an opportunity to honor our students for their intellectual and personal growth throughout the year and showcase their incredible talent. We also celebrated the Class of 2022 for being the first group of graduating eighth graders who started the Middle School as fifth graders.
The Middle School at Stuart
The Middle School years are a time for Stuart girls to discover who they are, what they want to become and how they want to make a difference in the world. We challenge and support our girls through this process as they mature spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
Our innovative curriculum and 1:1 iPad program provide students with essential 21st century skills, including effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Outside the classroom, girls develop an awareness and commitment to social justice through discussion and service to others.
A comprehensive advisory program, extensive club offerings, strong athletics and an exchange student opportunity in eighth grade allow our girls to build confidence in their abilities to lead, compete and collaborate.
Congratulations to the eighth grade Spanish and French students who received national recognition for their results on the National Spanish and French Exams. The Spanish Exam was sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and more than 30,000 students sat for this exam nationwide. The French Exam was sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), and 18,000 thousand students at the same age level took the test.
This year, 15 students participated in Math Olympiads, a premier math contest for students in grades 4-6. The girls met each week to practice and then had one competition a month from October to March. Their final score was the cumulative score of the five contests. Sixth grader Alexandra Mandzij placed in the top 10% of all participants, and Margaux Firmenich, fourth grade, placed in the top 20%. Over half of our girls won awards for achievements. Congratulations!
You're never too young to make a difference in the world. At the end of the school year, every Stuart Middle School girl participates in Goal 3 Day in which each grade takes part in a different service learning activity either at school or at a location. The aim is for students to deepen their understanding of social injustice and recognize their power and privilege to make a difference in the world.