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.