Peter Baron | December 15, 2011
Stoneleigh-Burnham School students Hannah and Mary share their thoughts on the SBS experience.
Academics at Stoneleigh-Burnham translate into college success. Stoneleigh girls work through a series of introductory foundational classes before moving on to advanced, or IB, level classes in the 11th and 12th grades. Core curriculum classes include work across the subject areas with emphasis on theater and visual arts, research and research paper writing. Research practice begins in the ninth grade, with the five colleges of the Pioneer Valley (MA) providing extensive research opportunities.
This is Stoneleigh's first year as an International Baccaulaureate, or IB, school with students appreciating the rigor and global perspectives offered through the program.
Stoneleigh requires two arts credits of each student annually and a sport or activity such as dance or acting every semester.
Stoneleigh dedicates a part of its mission to public speaking and the concept that every student must develop her voice. Students fulfill speaking requirements and the debate team is renowned. The school hosts a public speaking tournament on campus each October.
Why is Stoneleigh-Burnham a great place to go to school? Each students grows into her voice graduating with confidence to affect her community.