Academics


Saint Gertrude High School has a long tradition of educating all girls in a nurturing environment that combines high expectations, dedicated faculty, small class size, and Catholic values so that young women can reach their full potential. The School’s academic program seeks to foster intellectual curiosity, hard work, leadership, and academic excellence.

An engaging college preparatory program prepares students for admission to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Honors classes and advanced placement courses are offered for those students qualifying for increased rigor and challenge. In addition, numerous leadership opportunities foster confidence and maturity in young women.

Our knowledgeable, professional faculty members create a positive learning environment for young women and utilize a variety of instructional strategies that challenge students to be their best.

All courses at SGHS are designed to be challenging and rigorous in nature thereby earning the designation as College Prep. College Prep classes have stringent scholastic requirements which include high academic expectations and a correlating amount of class work.

An honors student is expected to be self-motivated, self-directed, and to take personal responsibility for her learning. Advanced skills in reading comprehension, writing and mathematics are essential to success in honors classes. Placement into honors is based on teacher recommendations and the following skills: exemplary study skills, achievement beyond the compulsory, self advocacy, class participation, and demonstrated responsibility. Students must also meet specific departmental criteria.

Graduates of Saint Gertrude High School leave prepared for the social and academic challenges of university life.

Our Signature Programs

Student Outreach to Society (SOS)

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A school-wide outreach program based on Jesus’ Gospel message of caring for others. The entire SGHS community (students, faculty, staff, and parents) participate.

Digital Literacy

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An online course for ALL new students developed to build a strong foundation for academic life in a 1:1 learning environment.

Discover Leadership

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is a comprehensive four-year program to develop the unique leadership capabilities of each individual student.

Global Learning

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includes service immersion trips to underdeveloped nations and under-served regions of the US; an academic immersion & exchange program with Spain and France; and cultural enrichment tours to Europe and Asia.

Our Curriculum

Mathematics

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Science

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English

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History and Social Studies

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Theology

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World Languages

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Visual and Performing Arts

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Health and Wellness

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Library, Media and Instructional Technology

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