The Upper School at Stoneleigh-Burnham

Stoneleigh-Burnham is small by design because we know that girls thrive where they feel genuinely heard. Our intentionally small classes provide each student with the support she needs to take risks in her learning. Our students repeatedly remark on the palpable sense of community they find here and that begins with our faculty. Our faculty are not only the best in their field, they are dedicated to their students and our school. 88% have advanced degrees and all actively pursue professional development in their disciplines. About more than half of faculty members live on campus and serve as houseparents and coaches. This translates to an academic environment where girls are truly known and thus provided with the skilled instruction and encouragement to become their best selves.

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Stephanie Luebbers, Head of School
Lauren Cunniffe, Director of College Counseling (

College Board (C.E.E.B.) Number: 220925
SSAT Number: 7504

Academic Graduation Requirements

To receive a Stoneleigh-Burnham School diploma, an Upper School student must earn a minimum of 18 academic credits and meet the distribution requirements below. For the class of 2017 and after, each student must earn a minimum of 20 academic credits.

English 4
History 3 (including United States History required)
Mathematics 4 (including one course beyond Algebra 2 required)
Science 3 (two must be lab sciences), 4 recommended
Languages 3 (consecutive years of the same language required), 4 recommended
Arts 2 trimesters required each year

In addition, each student takes a minimum of five credits and a maximum of six credits per year. Fewer than five and more than six require a petition to the Academic Dean. Stoneleigh-Burnham School recommends students take more than the minimum academic requirements to take advantage of the opportunity to explore new areas of learning. The School makes every effort to place students in courses that will both challenge their academic ability and promote their personal growth. Advisors play an integral role in planning each student’s academic path, working with each girl and her family to make choices for the coming year and beyond.