Stoneleigh-Burnham School - Review #13
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1981-1983|
|Sports and Activities:||While there I played field hockey, Volleyball and Softball.|
|College Enrolled:||Wheaton, MA/ Wheelock|
|Home Town, State:||Nashua NH, NH|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I loved the small feel of the school. Everyone knew each other and it felt like family. The small classes and individual attention given by the teachers was wonderful. I also liked that you needed to be involved in a sport/activity all the times after school.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I LOVED my years at SBS. They are some of my favorite years in school. I made life long friendships with people that are there for me when I need them. It was a great mix of people.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would not have changed anything, if you chose to go to boarding school make the most of it and get involved and meet people.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the small feeling, it was like a second family.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
We had a variety of dorm/hall sizes which allowed students a choice. I also like that Freshmen were always on the same hall so they could get to know classmates and get extra support that first year.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I felt the academics were wonderful. There was a wonderful variety and levels that challenged me and also supported me when I ran into difficulties. I loved the small school setting, caring faculty. I am still in contact with former teachers and classmates.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that I was able to explore new sports that I had not played prior. I was also able to play competitively in sports I had played previously. I felt there was a wide variety of offerings both athletic, riding, dance and others.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorms were great, most rooms were doubles and you became very close to your dorm parents. They acted like parents and would hold dinners with all the people on your floor. I felt like at any time I could go to one of them if I had a question or problem.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
We ate family style a few nights a week and this was a great time to get to know all the students and staff. Other nights you could sit where you wanted and eat with your friends. We ate three meals a day at school and the food was good. We had some say in making suggestions about possible meals.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Greenfield is a small town but had restaurants, grocery stores and bus transportation so you could catch the bus to Boston, or other places.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
At that time Deerfield Academy was all male and we would often socialize with them. We opportunities to socialize with other schools as well.
|9:00 AM||Classes during the day.|
|3:00 PM||Sports or after school activities|
|7:00 PM||Study hall each night form 7-9 pm|
|10:00 AM||sleep in late if no requirements on the weekend|
|3:00 PM||Watch a sports game at home or at Deerfield|
|6:00 AM||Go into town for dinner or over to Deerfield to socialize|
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