Stoneleigh-Burnham School - Review #12
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1983-1986|
|Sports and Activities:||I rode and competed in equestrian sports ( Junior Hunters), and I played piano.|
|College Enrolled:||Dickinson College and wake Forest University|
|Home Town, State:||Mt. Pleasant, SC|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 individuality and promotes that kind of thinking. I learned to trust myself and to be more confident.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Being there helped me to become more confident; I cannot think of a better recommendation for a young woman than that.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I cannot think of anything.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I lived being independent and feeling trusted and responsible.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Living at school, away from my parents, actually strengthened my relationship with them.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletic programs were awesome! The coaches/trainers saw the students as individuals and tried to help us improve. Because we live on campus and don’t have 7-hours of classes wasting our time each day, finding a balance between academic and athletic success was easy.
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Parents considering schools should read New York Times columnist Frank Bruni's book about college admissions entitled Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Much of what he says applies in the private K-12 world.