#122: All Girls.
There aren’t many places where it’s acceptable to dance in your pajamas in public…or laugh so loud you cry…or play hide and go seek after the age of 10 without being embarrassed. That’s one of the joys of all girls education though, in addition to academics tailored to the learning styles of girls there is a sense of comfort that is specific to all girls schools.
#121: The Library.
SBS has a great library filled with comfy chairs for relaxing with a good book and big tables for spreading out your work and studying. If you need to do internet research there are computers located all around the perimeter of the room for academic work. If you can’t find what you need, one of the wonderful things about our location is our proximity to the five colleges (Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith, UMass Amherst and Hampshire). This means if for some reason you can’t find what you need in our library…we can get it from one of the five college libraries located less than 20 minutes away.
Sally Mixsell ’69 is our wonderful Head of School. Sally is always warm and welcoming to visitors, families and students…and she knows everyone by name too! She leads by example and shows our students just how much you can accomplish with hard work, determination and poise.
#119: Big and Little Sisters.
Big and Little Sisters are a longstanding tradition here at Stoneleigh-Burnham. As a freshman I remember arriving at SBS to find a handmade sign on my door from my big sister, Rugie, welcoming me to SBS. As a sophomore I can remember being so excited to have Amanda, a close friend of mine, become my big sister. By the time I finally became a senior I had so many plans and schemes for my little sisters! Big and Little Sisters are a huge part of every girls experience here at SBS.
#118: The Snapshot:
Every other week the Communications Office (also known as Holly and Carly…check out their blog here) sends out a publication called the Snapshot. It’s filled with news and pictures of all the wonderful things that Stoneleigh-Burnham girls are doing. It’s a great way to keep on top of all the exciting things going on at Stoneleigh-Burnham School.