Founded in 1896, the famous private school of Stoneleigh-Burnham School is the result of the merger of five women's schools in Massachusetts. Today, its campus is located in the Pioneer Valley, Greenfield: the road to Boston will take approximately 2 hours, and to New York - 3.5 hours.
At the Stoneleigh-Burnham School, students and graduates demonstrate excellent academic results, 100% of former schoolgirls go to selected universities and colleges, even from the most prestigious and rating ones. The number of school leavers has exceeded 7,000: they successfully work in the state and academic spheres all over the world, work in science and art, engage in professional sports or finance. The slogan and credo of the school is the saying Veritas Supra Omnia - "Truth above all".
Here, girls are given the opportunity to fully reveal their talents, abilities and personal qualities, to achieve success in academic, sports and creative life, to develop physically and spiritually.
The main tasks of teaching in a junior school are the comprehensive development of the personality, the development of a craving for knowledge and the desire to receive education. Girls learn to combine different disciplines of their curriculum, to find among them connections and patterns, which greatly increases the quality and effectiveness of teaching.
Academic day often begins with lessons in the humanities and natural sciences, after lunch classes of foreign languages and creativity are offered. In the classrooms, students are up to 15:30 - evening time is free for extra-curricular activities and electives, sports and creativity, doing homework and recreation.
The curriculum includes:
You can also do athletics, take part in a school choir or orchestra.
In the senior classes special attention is paid to active learning of foreign languages, including English: children learn to read texts carefully and make them, critically reason, fully and correctly express their thoughts, master the basic principles of literary composition. For foreigners, it is possible to attend additional ESL courses (English as a Second Language), which will help them quickly bring their language level in line with the level of school requirements. For the study of the English language and social sciences all materials, books and manuals are offered in several variants - regardless of your language level, you will find the right one for yourself.
Learning a foreign language (Spanish, French or Chinese) helps not only to raise the level of knowledge, but also to introduce girls to other countries and cultures, to better understand the features of international relations. For each language, there are several manuals and textbooks designed for different levels of students (both for beginners and experienced students), as well as interesting interactive courses that can be passed in a modern computer class. Mandatory foreign language course lasts 3-4 years.
Students also study history (USA and the world). To the exact sciences is a fairly large list of disciplines:
Among the natural sciences, there are courses of chemistry, physiology, biology and anatomy.
Also senior pupils should attend at least two electives on art. Usually choose the fine or theatrical direction, but you can master pottery, digital photography, design and even Photoshop.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School has a large number of study groups, sections and studios:
Popular among pupils and playing sports - the physical development of the pupils is put on the same level as the moral and academic:
TRIMESTER DATES AND ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
The cost of 1 academic year at Stoneleigh-Burnham School is $ 56,643, including full board accommodation and meals. The price includes:
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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