Stoneleigh-Burnham Athletics

Athletics at Stoneleigh-Burnham are an essential aspect of student life.

We believe that athletics is a positive developmental medium that enriches the educational and personal experiences of the student body as healthy athletes and teammates. Through athletics, students expand their own expectations of their abilities, develop leadership skills that are transferable beyond the athletic arenas, and learn how to be an important entity of a larger team. As students graduate from SBS, we want to instill in them the idea that a healthy mind is enhanced by a healthy body.

The athletics department offers both interscholastic and recreational opportunities throughout the school year as well as our esteemed equestrian program and a dynamic dance program.

Come support the SBS Athletics Program and cheer on your Owls!

Scott Gray
Athletic Director

Our Basketball program consists of both Varsity and JV teams, competing within the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), the Western New England Preparatory School Athletic Association (WNEPSAA), and the River Valley Athletic League (RVAL). While winning is fun, the aim of the program is to build the confidence and skills necessary to tackle challenges and work as a team to reach goals. The team is founded on commitment, character, and joy. At all levels, teams focus on building individual skills within the context of being a member of a team.

Accolades:  

  • River Valley Athletic League Champions – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • River Valley Athletic League Finalist – 2017, 2018
  • WNEPSAA All Girls League – 50 Straight Wins (1991- 2000)
  • New England Class B – Tournament Finalists – 2000
  • New England Class B – Tournament Semi Finalists – 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • WNEPSAA Girls School League Champions – 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • New England Division 4 – Tournament Finalists – 1985
  • Graduates Have Played For: Mississippi State University, University of Memphis, Texas Christian University, Skidmore College, Hunter College, Wheaton College, Westfield State College, Mount Holyoke College

The Cross Country team competes within the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), and the River Valley Athletic League (RVAL). Runners have the opportunity to run in the beautiful New England setting, competing throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont on a regular basis. Being a runner at SBS means you are willing to get off your feet and push yourself to new limits. The coaches work tirelessly with each runner to set both individual and team goals. The cross country team trains nearly every day during the fall season, making use of the beautiful trails and roads around our campus.

Accolades

  • River Valley Athletic League Champions – 2012, 2019

The Varsity Lacrosse team competes against schools within the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), as well as more local schools. Whether you have never touched a stick or you have been playing all of your life, SBS builds the skills and mindset that go well beyond the playing field.

Accolades:

  • WNEPSAA Girls School League Champions – 1994

The Varsity Soccer team competes each fall within the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), the Western New England Preparatory School Athletic Association (WNEPSAA), and the River Valley Athletic League (RVAL). Our field sits on campus in a picturesque setting. Athletes strive to build individual skill that connects to the team strategy and development. Students learn about celebrating successes on and off the field while facing challenges that build resilience with the hope of appreciating the most popular sport in the world.

Accolades:

  • River Valley Athletic League Champions – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • River Valley Athletic League Finalists – 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018
  • WNEPSAA Girls School League Champions – 1991, 1993, 1999

The Varsity Softball team competes within the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) and the Western New England Preparatory School Athletic Association (WNEPSAA). With four Western New England Championships (1988, 1989, 1995, and 1996) and one New England Championship in 2000, the softball team has a strong history of successful competition against much larger schools. But as much as winning is part of the history of the school, it is not the focus of the program. The focus is to provide players a fun environment where they can learn the skills and develop as a player.

Accolades:

  • Western New England Champions – 1985, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996
  • WNEPSAA Tournament Finalist – 1999, 2000
  • WNEPSAA Girls School League Champions – 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Graduates Have Played For: American International College, St. Anselm College, Smith College

Stoneleigh-Burnham started a swim program in the 2018-2019 program to meet the desires of the students. Being a beginning program, swimmers learn the strokes to swim competitively, while pushing their own abilities beyond their own expectations. The team competes against local schools in approximately one meet every week throughout the season, leaving enough time to both develop and compete. Swimmers swim at the Eaglebrook School’s pool 3 days a week for practice.

The Tennis program at SBS consists of both varsity and JV teams. The aim of both programs is to build skill, team play, and finding joy in the sport and team. The program is part of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) and compete against strong competition from around the area. Players learn the basic strokes and the self-reliance to compete individually and as a team.

Accolades:

  • Graduates Have Played For: Ohio Wesleyan University

Stoneleigh-Burnham started a track program in the spring of 2018 to meet the desires of the students. Being a beginning program, runners learn to compete in different distances ranging from the 100m sprint to the longer 10,000m, while pushing themselves beyond their previous expectations. The team competes against local schools in approximately one meet every week throughout the season, leaving enough time to both develop and compete.

The Volleyball program at SBS consists of both varsity and JV teams. The aim of both programs is to build skill, team play, and finding joy in the sport and team. The program is part of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) and compete against strong competition from around the area.

Accolades:

  • Western New England Champions – 1992
  • WNEPSAA Girls School League Champions – 1992, 2000, 2002