Stoneleigh-Burnham School

574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Founded in 1869, Stoneleigh-Burnham School (SBS) is a boarding and day school for girls in Grades 7 - 12 and Postgraduate (PG). Located in Western Massachusetts, SBS is the first and only girls' school in New England to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,750
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,590
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Stoneleigh-Burnham School ranks among the top 5 all-girls schools (out of 21 all-girls schools) for:

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1869
1906
Campus Size
100 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
120 students
320 students
% Students of Color
17%
25%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
45%
67%
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
Number of IB Courses Offered
18
-
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,750
(New Family 2024-2025 Tuition *Includes fees with the exceptions of Health Insurance and Tuition Insurance: 7-Day Boarding (Domestic) (Grades 7-12 & Postgraduate) $66,750)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,590
(New Family 2024-2025 Tuition *Includes fees with the exceptions of Health Insurance and Tuition Insurance: Day Students (Grades 9-12 & Postgraduate) $29,590 Day Students (Grades 7-8) $24,500 )
$35,000
Tuition international students
$70,000
$55,985
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$60,000
$46,150
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Deborah Schultz

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
n/a
17
Courses
IB Creativity Activity Service (CAS), IB Dance (SL & HL), IB English Literature (SL & HL), IB Environmental Systems & Societies (SL), IB French (SL & HL), IB History (SL & HL), IB Mathematics (SL & HL), IB Music (SL & HL), IB Spanish (SL & HL), IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Visual Arts (SL & HL)

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
10
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
17
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Blue Key Tourguides, Community Service Club, Debate and Public Speaking, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Math Club, Multicultural Club, Peer Tutors, Resident Assistants, Student Alumnae Association, Student Council, Students of Color Affinity Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Music, Chorus, Literary Society, Octet, Rock Band, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Founded in 1869, Stoneleigh-Burnham School (SBS) is a boarding and day school for girls in Grades 7 - 12 and Postgraduate (PG). Nestled in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts, SBS educates students from across the country and around the world on our beautiful 100-acre campus. Located 58 miles from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut and 97 miles from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, SBS is geographically situated nearby the Five College Consortium- a higher education non-profit fostering a vibrant intellectual community that includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. SBS students have access to collaborative academic programs, enterprise initiatives, and community engagement.
  • SBS's Learning Center supports all academic disciplines designed to ensure that each student receives personalized support for their individual learning profile. Boarding begins in Grade 7 and international students are welcome to enroll in Middle School (Grade 7 & 8). Additionally, students are welcome to enroll throughout the year due to our flexible enrollment program. We encourage you to visit sbschool.org/admissions to learn more. 
  • SBS is the first and only girls' school in New England to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
  • Inspiring students to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect, and intellectual curiosity, SBS provides opportunities for a well-rounded educational experience. These include, but are not limited to, artistic endeavors in both the visual and performing arts, competitive and recreational athletic pursuits, dynamic clubs and dedicated student affinity groups, a world-class Debate & Public Speaking Society, and an internationally recognized equestrian program.
  • Stoneleigh-Burnham School accreditations: NEASC
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Stoneleigh-Burnham School cost?
Stoneleigh-Burnham School's tuition is approximately $66,750 for boarding students and $29,590 for day students.
What sports does Stoneleigh-Burnham School offer?
Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Dance, Equestrian, Riding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
Does Stoneleigh-Burnham School offer a summer program?
Yes, Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Stoneleigh-Burnham School's ranking?
Stoneleigh-Burnham School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small student body (number of students).
When is the application deadline for Stoneleigh-Burnham School?
The application deadline for Stoneleigh-Burnham School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 1986
5.00
Dickinson College and wake Forest University
Attending Stoneleigh-Burnham was one of the greatest experiences I had as I journeyed toward becoming an independent, self-motivated young woman. Unlike the standard high school and other boarding schools, Stoneleigh offers a greater acceptance of. . .

Class of 1996
5.00
Skidmore College
SBS provided two things I was looking for in a boarding school: a small tight knit community and a rigorous academic program combined with opportunities for social growth as well. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
Clemson University
The reason I chose my school was because I am an equestrian and the barn at my high school was at the end of the driveway. The reason I stayed was because I found a. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,750
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,590
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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