School Policies & Statements

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Title IX Statement

It is the policy of Stoneleigh-Burnham School to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the School’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. SBS has designated Title IX Coordinators to coordinate SBS’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX. A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting the US Department of Education’s website.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

  • Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all school programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling and guidance, discipline, class assignment, grading, recreation, athletics, housing, and employment.
  • Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
  • Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School will act on all allegations, and the School’s Title IX Coordinator will lead all investigations. Grievances will be investigated as expeditiously as possible given the facts and circumstances.

For more information about Title IX:

  • U.S. Department of Education’s website.
  • To file a complaint or to ask questions about Title IX please contact:

For Student Issues:
Shawn Durrett, Title IX Coordinator


For Staff, Faculty & Vendor Issues:
Robert Brainin, Assistant Title IX Coordinator


Statement on Diversity

In an age where global communication, travel and cultural blending are a part of everyday life, the dynamics of difference require awareness, sensitivity and thoughtful engagement. Exploring pluralism, diversity and our common humanity is essential to understanding and learning.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School is committed to diversity and the development of an educational environment that fosters mutual respect, responsibility and empathy in our school and in the world. We value the presence of individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, nationality, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

It is expected that all members of our community – students, parents, faculty, staff and administration, and trustees – keep their minds and hearts open to difference as a source of strength and means of growth for the entire community. Further, it is expected that our commitment to diversity will be reflected in all areas of school life, including curricular and co-curricular activities. We recognize that fulfilling this mission is an ongoing process that requires open dialogue.

Adopted 1/15/09