January 11, 2011 by SBS Admissions

At Stoneleigh-Burnham School we talk about community all the time. In Admissions, we talk about how close knit our community is and how vital it is to the function of our school. We talk about the strong relationships we foster between our faculty and students, and about the fact that everyone, even the Head of School, will know you by name.

Filed Under: Teaching, Grades 7-12 and PG, School Happenings, All-Girls, Boarding and Day, All Girls Education, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Anti-Bullying, Uniquely Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Education, Admissions

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy

January 11, 2011 by Sally Mixsell

As is now widely known, Governor Deval Patrick signed the Act Relative to Bullying in Schools in May 2010. This new law prohibits bullying and retaliation in all public and private schools in Massachusetts. Each school has been required to develop its own Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy by December 31, 2010. The law mandates reporting of any incidence of bullying, cyber-bullying or retaliation witnessed or heard of by adult members of the school community; it encourages students and parents to report suspected cases as well. Further, schools are now required to hold students accountable for bullying situations that occur on OR OFF campus, thereby monitoring more closely the dangerous effects of cyber-bullying that affect a student's educational experience.

Filed Under: school policies, School Happenings, Thoughts from the Head of School, In the Classroom, Anti-Bullying