Stoneleigh-Burnham School - Review #11

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Stoneleigh-Burnham School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
At SBS I played soccer, lacrosse, I was even able to do horseback riding for two semesters! In addition, I was a cast member during my senior in The Tempest. I was a member of the Students of Color Affinity Group, The Green Team (environmental group), and even the Blue Key Society. That being said, clearly SBS gives students the space to try everything they please. I never would have imagined ever playing lacrosse, or getting on a horse ever in my life. But SBS let me know that nothing is impossible.
College Enrolled:
New York University Abu Dhabi
Home Town, State:
Bronx, NY

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
SBS truly has a community; a close knit space that allows any and everyone to grow however they please. The support I found in so many of the teachers, and on so many different occasions, made me feel like anything I wanted to chase and accomplish was worth it. This isn't your typical prep school. This is a home, a family, a unit that will follow you no matter where you go.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I truly cultivated my courage, my ambition, and my voice at SBS. I am forever thankful.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Get ready to have a great time! Be open. Take all you can get, because those years go by fast!
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Again, the community. The joy of being member of it, the feeling of togetherness. The shared laughs, the shared tears. We were united women.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
SBS is great to those who want to be there. I knew right when I was driving up that drive way for the first time that I was going to belong. During my four years, I never felt like an outsider to the community. The warmth, earthliness, and harmony of the school is no hoax, so when you feel it for the first time, believe it.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The teachers really made the entire classroom experience worth it. They love what they teach, and it shows in their deep desire for each and everyone of their students to succeed and flourish. The workload was very manageable, and it obviously increased as I moved up in grade level. When things got difficult, I knew I always had my classmates by my side, next door, ready to help me. At SBS, I never had shame in asking a friend for help. The majority of us never did. That was just how it worked there!


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Athletics at SBS is a lot more focused on self-improvement and team building. In the recent years, SBS has become stronger in it's competitive athletics, with our school being a part of more leagues and tournaments. Learning the game was a huge part of my athletic experience at SBS. I had never played on a team prior to coming to school there. But by the end of my time, I was a member of the Varsity Soccer team and the Varsity Lacrosse team.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Much like athletics at SBS, the visual arts, music, and theatre program welcomes new comers. I was a member of chorus for the last two years of my time at SBS, and I learned so much about singing and music. I improved and became knowledgable in ways that I honestly would never had thought of before hand, especially since I never really took my singing abilities so seriously.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everything was very student oriented. An organization or opportunity was strongest when student involvement was strongest. So there was always room to create a new group, or even expand an old one.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life was so much fun. Each residential hallway was organized by what grade you were in, which I think worked very well. Each hall also had a common room with a fridge and a t.v. If you get hungry at night before lights out, there are vending machines. I always went around looking for food from friends, and I usually got lucky!


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Dining is buffet style, and seating is up to you.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Greenfield is a very quiet town, so coming from New York City I could not really say it was my favorite. But nevertheless, it was a quiet town with shops that are unlike any others I have come across. For instance, Thai Blue Ginger has some of the best food ever, hands down. Fosters has awesome snacks that my French teacher used to bring us. Those are my top two picks for Greenfield, although there is much more!
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
My friends were always more than enough. When we came together, there was nothing but laughs and great conversation.
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Class of 1986
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5.00 11/20/2017
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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