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Rachel Simmons and Vassar College Survey

Stoneleigh-Burnham School is excited to participate in an important new research study in October on adolescent girls, in partnership with Rachel Simmons, bestselling author and Research Director at Girls Leadership, and the Department of Psychology at Vassar College.

Ellen Carter, Director of Counseling at SBS, described the study and survey at Housemeeting this week.

Upper School students are invited to participate, and participation is completely voluntary. With consent from parents/guardians, Upper School students will be asked to complete a short questionnaire that should take about 30 minutes to complete. Responses will be completely anonymous. The results of this study will help provide educators and parents with concrete strategies to empower girls ages 14-18, at our school and elsewhere.

If you are interested, please read, print and sign the consent form, and return it to:
Ellen Carter, Director of Counseling
Stoneleigh-Burnham School
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301

Please return consent forms by Monday, October 19, 2015.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School has been fortunate to have a wonderful connection with Rachel Simmons, and many students are already familiar with her. Last fall, she led a workshop on healthy risk-taking, called “Courage Boot Camp,” in which students learned how to set realistic goals, take risks successfully, and overcome fear of rejection. She returned the following spring to meet with interested students for discussions about college pressure, social media, and what it takes to be a girl today to inform her writing.

If you have any questions about the study, please don’t hesistate to contact Ellen Carter, Director of Counseling at SBS, at 413-774-2711 ext.308 or, or email Dr. Michele Tugade at