Having a mentor and friend in the 11th or 12th grade when you’re in any grade is wonderful. RA’s are a constant source of support, inspiration and, often, amusement for our underclassmen. They are there to cheer them up when they have a bad day, remind them when they need to be in “Little D” dress code or eat dinner with them when their friends are away for the weekend. RA’s are a vital part of our community and their influence is seen throughout our students.
#101: Family Weekend.
Each Fall and Spring our campus is flooded with students and families from across the nation and across the world. As you walk the halls during family weekend you can hear Japanese being spoken in one room, French in another and Russian in yet another. It’s delightful to meet each of the families and learn more about each of our SBS girls!
#100: Formal Dinners.
You may have dreaded them as a student but as an alumna, and a current member of the faculty, I have come to love formal dinners. They give the students a chance to share a meal with someone they otherwise might never have sat with and it gives faculty the chance to hear about the students classes, lives and adventures without having the pressures of advisee meetings or tests looming overhead.
It may be the first place you go each morning and the last place you see each night…or you may spend time there on weekends waiting for your pizza or chinese food to be delivered. No matter the scenario, reception is an important part of SBS. It’s where you pick up your packages, and Carolyn, our faithful and friendly receptionist, is the first face visiting families see when they arrive at SBS.
Each Tuesday the faculty, staff and students of Stoneleigh-Burnham School gather together in the Capen Room to share news of birthdays, athletic games, club meetings and other school business. It gives the whole community a chance to recognize and celebrate classes, teams , students and faculty for all the wonderful things they are doing at SBS each and every day.