Academics

Saint Gertrude is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that meets the needs of all girls and encourages them to build academic habits to be an excellent student. To that end, School Counselors and a Learning Specialist work in tandem to guide and support students academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • School Counselors and the Learning Specialist meet with students on a drop-in and regularly scheduled basis.
  • A dedicated Learning Specialist develops a comprehensive list of students with learning needs, reviews psycho-educational evaluations, and holds review meetings with families.
  • The Learning Specialist works with students to help them develop and implement strategies for organization, study, note taking, test taking and self-advocacy in achieving their academic goals.
  • The Learning Specialist collaborates with teachers to implement classroom accommodations and to monitor student progress.
  • The Learning Specialist coordinates with the school counselors and academic dean to provide a variety of academic, social/emotional, and learner-centered services to students.
  • The Academic Advising and Counseling Department provides a list of private tutors for students when needed.

Saint Gertrude 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide

Academic Program

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

Faculty

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.

College Prep

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.

Honors Level Classes

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.

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Rebecca Hoffmann

    Rebecca Hoffmann 

    Director of Counseling Services/College Counselor
  • Photo of Anne Jamerson

    Mrs. Anne Jamerson 

    Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Molly Garnett

    Molly Garnett 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Carolyn Holshouser

    Ms. Carolyn Holshouser 

    Counseling Services Assistant

Saint Gertrude High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory day school for girls grades 9-12