Stoneleigh-Burnham School - Review #12

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Stoneleigh-Burnham School

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

Reflections and Advice:

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 academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The individual attention from faculty who wanted to see us succeed helped me to become more confident and inspired. I was well prepared for college and graduate school.


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.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I am not a theatre person. I loved the music program. No pressure, but I learned to live playing the piano again which has remained with me, even when I was in college

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Mountain Day!!! Best day. Every year.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorms were nice, comfortable enough.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Great selection of food for everyone, including homemade items as well.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Beautiful scenery and trails. I went into town rarely. I didn’t need to.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
We had dances and movies. Perhaps could have had more.

Daily Schedule:

8:00 AMClass
9:00 AMClass
10:00 AMClass
11:00 AMLunch
1:00 PMClass except wed
2:00 AMBarn
3:00 AMBarn
4:00 AMBarn
8:00 AMStudying
9:00 AMStudying
9:00 AMBarn
10:00 AMBarn
12:00 AMLunch
1:00 PMReading
2:00 PMStudying
3:00 PMFriends
6:00 PMDinner
7:00 PMFriends
8:00 PMMovie
11:00 PMBed
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