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About SBS

SBS At a Glance

Student Body

  • Grades 7-12 and postgraduate (PG)
  • 152 students (2/3 boarding; 1/3 day)
  • 15% are students of color
  • Students come from 14 states and 8 countries
  • International students represent 38% of our student body
  • More than 50% of our families receive financial assistance
  • $33,000 average financial award

Academics

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Teaching faculty: 34
  • Faculty with advanced degrees: 29
  • Average class size: 9
  • Student to faculty ratio 5:1
  • # of IB classes: 35
  • Multi-level languages: Mandarin, French, Spanish, and EL

Student Life

  • Varsity teams: 10
  • Athletic choices: 16, including dance and horseback riding
  • British Horse Society Certification
  • Student clubs and organizations: 12
  • Debate and Public Speaking Program
  • Performing groups: 10

SBS Campus

  • 100 acre campus
  • Facilities include: Main Building with classrooms, library, dining hall, administrative offices, dormitory rooms; Jesser Science center; Emerson Hall with gymnasium, dance studio, fitness center, art gallery and classrooms; Equestrian Center with indoor (featuring GGT footings) and outdoor riding rings, heated viewing lounge, paddocks and barns; athletic fields

SBS Facts

  • Head of School: Sally L. Mixsell ‘69
  • Founded in 1869
  • School colors: Blue and White
  • School mascot: Athena the Owl
  • School motto: Veritas Supra Omnia (Truth Above All)