Stoneleigh-Burnham School is pleased to announce that it has received results from the International Baccalaureate Organization and all 14 of the IB Diploma candidates in the Class of 2015 met the rigorous qualifications to earn their IB Diplomas.
The IB Diploma recipients from the Class of 2015 are: Yasmin Baksh, Gaby Campbell, Sarah Carty, Heather DiGregorio, Francesca Eremeeva, Olivia Fernandez, Sherica Hamilton, Qianqian Li, Cynthia Ntare, Maah Otchere, Jordyn Pigott, Grace Powers, Cathy Sun, and Brianna Zimmerman.
Academic Dean and IB Coordinator Alex Bogel said, “My thanks and congratulations to all of the IB teachers and to everyone here who supports, guides, and teaches these girls. Our students worked hard and well to garner this achievement and they could not have done it without the incredible support of this community.”
The students’ spring IB exams represented the culmination of two years’ study in six subject areas. The girls’ performance on these exams, along with assessments ranging from essays to lab experiments to performances and gallery exhibitions, earned them IB diplomas recognized and accredited by thousands of colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
Additionally, each IB student successfully completed an independently researched 4,000-word extended essay — with topics ranging from “Rhetorical Devices in the Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” to “The Causes and Impacts of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder”– engaged in the Theory of Knowledge capstone course, and designed and implemented projects within the Creativity, Action, and Service component of the IB program.
SBS is the first and only girls’ school in New England to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The academically rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum equips our students with exemplary critical thinking skills and opens doors for them at universities both in the U.S. and abroad. The IB program is recognized worldwide for high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop the citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world.
Since 1869, Stoneleigh-Burnham School has been preparing girls in grades 7-12 and postgraduate for college and the world. Stoneleigh-Burnham is an academic community with an international perspective that inspires girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect, and intellectual curiosity.