Stoneleigh-Burnham School Profile

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Stoneleigh-Burnham School
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301

(413) 774-2711
Fax (413) 772-2602

Sally L. Mixsell ’69, Head of School
Lauren Cunniffe, Director of College Counseling (

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

The School

Founded in 1869, Stoneleigh-Burnham is an independent college preparatory school for girls. Students are admitted to grades 7-12 and postgraduate. Stoneleigh-Burnham School welcomes students from across the country and around the world. We have more than 150 day and boarding students from 13 countries and 15 states. This year there are 21 seniors. Many of our faculty members hold advanced degrees. Class size is usually between 10-12, with a student/teacher ratio of approximately 6:1. Stoneleigh-Burnham has been offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program since the fall of 2011, underscoring our dedication to preparing girls for collegiate success. Offering the IB affords us the opportunity to provide a global, interdisciplinary curriculum and to apply international assessment standards. We are the only girls’ school in New England to offer the IB. 

The Curriculum

Graduation requirements include 20 credits with the following course distribution:

English:                        4 years required
Mathematics:              4 years required, including Algebra 2
History:                        3 years required, including United States History
Science:                        3 years required, 2 years of lab science
Foreign Languages:   3 years of the same language required, 4 years recommended
Arts:                              2 trimesters of art per year
Athletics:                      each trimester while enrolled
English Language:     Advanced EL

We offer the following IB courses: English A Literature SL and HL; History: Europe and the Middle East, HL; French  and Spanish, SL and HL; Mandarin SL, HL and Ab Initio; Math SL, HL and Math Studies SL; Biology HL; Chemistry SL; Environmental Systems and Societies SL; Dance SL; Visual Arts SL and HL; Music (Solo and Group Performance options) SL and HL; Theory of Knowledge.

In general, students are enrolled in five or more courses per trimester, including art. SBS operates on a trimester system. IB courses for IB credit entail two years of study. Students may take one year of an IB course for SBS credit. Please visit our website at for further details about course descriptions. All students participate in athletics every trimester, and so are scheduled from 8-5:30 most days, with clubs meeting at night, followed by evening study hall.

Grading: Grading at Stoneleigh-Burnham follows a traditional A-F descending order pattern with the following numerical correspondents: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F Below 60, P: Pass, F: Fail. D- (60) is the lowest passing grade. Grades are unweighted. Stoneleigh-Burnham does not establish class rank.

SAT Middle 50% for the Class of 2016

Reading:    560-710

Math:          590-680

Writing:     560-680

Class of 2017 Grade Distribution for Junior Year

A: 53%
B: 40%
C: 7%
D: 0%
F: 0%