Stoneleigh-Burnham School - Review #15

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Stoneleigh-Burnham School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 1979-1980
Sports and Activities:The extra curricular activities offered by the school were exemplary. From the world renowned equestrian program to the fabulous choir program. I feel these programs helped provide a extremely well rounded educational experience.
College Enrolled:SUNY Oneonta
Home Town, State: Cooperstown, NY

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The teachers at Stoneleigh Burnham realize that students learn differently and offer opportunities to learn in each of the 3 different methods of learning. The community fostered by the staff both nurtured and supported all the students to strive to achieve their full potential.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The one event that changed my perspective and had a lifetime impact on my career choice was when our Psychology teacher took us to a state school in Connecticut, I knew then and there I needed to be an advocate for those who needed a voice and to be part of the solution, not the problem.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
There is nothing I would have done differently in my experience at school. I feel Stoneleigh Burnham did a superior job of helping to educate and nurture all of those who attended. Stoneleigh Burnham does not just graduate students, they graduate students prepared and secure in their desire to make a difference.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
In conclusion, there is not a single thing I disliked in my experience, I would strongly recommend Stoneleigh Burnham to anyone looking for a well rounded and superior boarding school experience!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics at Stoneleigh Burnham are of the highest quality. In some areas of study advanced classes are offered, the extent of which rival college courses in the same area of study. The teachers are extremely qualified in their field of learning and always put in the extra effort to help all students succeed! A perfect example of this was the Psychology professor I had, one of the students in our class was deaf, Mr Maxwell asked her at the start of the semester if she was able to read his lips adequately or if she needed him to shave his beard, this may sound silly but it is a fine example of staff 'going the extra mile ' for their students.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The various athletic programs were of the highest quality. The equestrian program was world renowned, one of the graduates actually represented the USA on the Olympic Dressage team.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was extremely involved in the choir opportunities offered. The quality of the music department was phenomenal and the opportunities to preform with various other school choirs expanded our horizons.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Several opportunities have been developed to assist each student achieve their full potential. I was a Spanish student and the school actually offered a trip to Spain one year accompanied by the Spanish teacher during Spring break. The immersion into the language and culture of Spain created life long memories.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life actually aided in nurturing a small community. All the staff that lived in the various section of the horseshoe shaped building were dedicated both to their job and to the students in their specific area as well. Community building activities and special events fostered a family type environment.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
All meals were served buffet style in the main dining area. When I attended we were required to 'dress for dinner' as the school's mission was not only to teach future leaders but to nurture proper young ladies as well.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Greenfield MA is a beautiful small town and the residents were a very integral part of our experience. Most all of the residents and business owners were very proud of our place in the local community and extremely supportive.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
With young ladies from every state as well as 15 foreign countries many opportunities arose to share each other's cultures and customs. Many life long friendships were made at Stoneleigh Burnham.
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