Stoneleigh-Burnham School, founded in 1869, is a girl’s boarding and day school nestled in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Educating girls grades 7-12 on its beautiful 100-acre campus, the School inspires its students to value intellectual curiosity, to embrace diversity and to act with integrity.
Stoneleigh-Burnham offers an array of challenging academic courses that launch students into focused study and leadership to prepare them for college and beyond. Now the only girls’ school in New England to become an International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB Diploma, Stoneleigh-Burnham will raise its expectations for global awareness to another level as it positions itself to provide the best of 21st century learning.
Additionally, Stoneleigh-Burnham provides opportunities outside the classroom for a well-rounded educational experience. These include athletic pursuits, numerous clubs and after-school activities as well as nationally recognized equestrian, debate and performing arts programs.
Stoneleigh-Burnham’s Equestrian Program provides riders of all levels quality instruction in Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Dressage and Combined Training. Facilities include an indoor riding complex, outdoor sand rings, a European-style Derby Field and a cross-country course.
The School’s Debate and Public Speaking Society encourages students to articulate ideas with power and clarity. Members participate in public speaking tournaments, planned cross-examination debates, extemporaneous debates, Lincoln-Douglas debates and parliamentary debates.
Stoneleigh-Burnham’s Arts curriculum fosters success in individual creativity. Students participate in a rich and extensive array of courses in Instrumental Performance, Studio Art, Vocal Music, Music Composition, Dance and Theatre.
Girls develop best when they are in a community that knows them and where they feel connected. At Stoneleigh-Burnham, students live in a safe and inspiring environment that allows them to take risks, find their strengths and gain confidence. Each student is encouraged to explore who she really is, discover her individual passions and to find her own voice.