Everyone at Stoneleigh-Burnham is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others. In the Middle School, community service is an integral part of the curriculum. In the Upper School, community service is not required, but nearly all students participate in some service activity.
Middle School Community Service
Everyone in Middle School does community service. It’s part of the curriculum to give back. The options include:
- Volunteering at Dakin Animal Shelter,
- Working at the Greenfield Food Bank,
- Tutoring kids in Kindergarten through 2nd grade at the after school literacy enrichment program in Greenfield Public Schools, or
- Adopting a grandparent at Poet’s Seat Health Care Center.
Upper School Community Service
Many Upper School students choose community events aligned with their passions. While community service in Upper School is not required, many girls choose to make a positive difference in someone’s life and coordinate all-school involvement. The Community Service club plays an integral role in coordinating our school’s service efforts.
Last year, SBS girls participated in:
- the Connecticut River Watershed Council “Source to Sea” river cleanup,
- a cancer walk,
- a food drive, and
- the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce Arts & Video festival.
On campus, students created a Staff/Teacher appreciation event, and a Going Green event with the environmental club.
Girls in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program plan a two-year project to meet the IB requirement for Creativity, Action, Service (CAS). If they need help implementing their plan, the Community Service club will assist with fundraising or setting up for an event.