The Stony Brook School

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Tel: 631-751-1800
1 Chapman Parkway
Stony Brook, NY 11790
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The Stony Brook School, founded in 1922, is an independent college preparatory school (grades 7-12) that exists to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves, and to grow in knowledge and skill, in order that they may serve the world through their character and leadership. 'Character Before Career'
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The Stony Brook School, founded in 1922, is an independent college preparatory school (grades 7-12) that exists to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves, and to grow in knowledge and skill, in order that they may serve the world through their character and leadership. 'Character Before Career'
The Stony Brook School is committed in its mission to 'challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ.' Students attend chapel services twice per week throughout the academic year. They hear from guest speakers, Stony Brook faculty, and their peers on a wide range of topics. In addition, students may attend optional events, like our student-led youth group 'Driven.'
In March 2015, we had the grand unveiling of our state-of-the-art S.T.E.M. lab.  Our flagship program, Engineering Innovation and Design (EID) challenges students to encompass building, engineering, and programming skills along with their ability to design and print 3D models to find creative and possible solutions to a variety of problems given the resources available.
The Stony Brook School is one of the most diverse boarding schools in the country. With students representing 24 countries and multiple states, our community is a snapshot a global community. Pictured above is our International Festival, an annual event in which we celebrate the many cultures represented on campus through food, music, and dance.
Trips to New York City, outdoor excursions, ski trips, vans to the mall and movies, concerts, dances, open faculty houses, open dorms, and a wide range of community service opportunities highlight a few of the many activities we offer to both our day and boarding students.  Student led-clubs are also a central piece of our campus life.
Our Athletic Programs offer both individual and team building opportunities that emphasize camaraderie, dedication, and perseverance. At Stony Brook, athletics are not an extracurricular activity; they are an essential ingredient in our mission to further personal growth and character education. Last year, our 17 sports teams collectively won over a dozen individual and team championships.
Our Visual and Performance Arts program serves as the perfect accent to an SBS education; we believe this plays an integral role in a college preparatory experience. Our theater program is student produced, from the stage to the sound room.
The local beaches, harbors, and wetlands that make up the northern coast of Long Island are known for their beauty and scientific interest.  The School strives to take full advantage of its ideal maritime setting, offering sail training, sail competition, and the study of the marine environment.
At Stony Brook, music, drama, and visual arts play an integral role in the college preparatory experience. All students participate in the Fine Arts Program. The recently renovated Fine Arts facility houses our studios, art gallery, practice rooms, and stage. Opportunities in music include our award-winning choir and instrumental ensembles.
Trips to New York City, Open Dorms, faculty Open Houses, outdoor excursions, ski trips, vans to the mall and movies, concerts, dances, and a wide range of Community Service opportunities are a just few of the many optional weekend activities offered at Stony Brook.
  • Founded in 1922 with the motto "Character Before Career," The Stony Brook School educates students in matters of the mind, body, and heart.
  • Students are trained to be leaders with integrity and virtue.
  • We find that character is essential to the development of the whole person and maintain a spiritual component to the education process. While students are presented with the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they are free to maintain their own personal spiritual beliefs.
  • We currently have students enrolled at 23 of the top 50 American Colleges/Universities, and 43 of the top 100 (as ranked by Forbes' list of America's Top Colleges 2012). Call to set up a visit! We offer private tours as well as Open House events and Class Visit Days year-round.

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  • Cornell University
    Although the faculty at many schools live on campus and are closely involved in students' lives, at Stony Brook students live in such close contact with the faculty that you become like family. It was. . .
  • George Washington University
    Stony Brook really does prepare one for college. Living in a dorm for 4 years has helped me to adjust to the college life. I also feel that I am able to manage my time. . .
  • University of Hartford
    The Stony Brook School was built not only on academic excellence, but also on a strong Christian foundation. I really feel this helped to build the person I am today. As a senior we. . .
  • Wheaton College
    The one thing that impacted me most at Stony Brook was the personal relationships the students had with the faculty. I loved eating meals with my teachers and getting to know their families. Their homes. . .
  • Boston College
    The Stony Brook School is a Christian school that truly has a tight knit community. Everyone partakes in a sort of work job, whether it include setting up the dining room, cleaning up after meals. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Stony BrookBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19221910
Campus Size55 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment370 students300 students
% Students of Color
23%
20%
% International Students
33%
20%
% Students Boarding
55%
66%
Average SAT Score1836* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Blazer)
Casual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1816
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$14 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,400$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,800
(Grades 7 & 8: $23600)
$28,270
Tuition international students$54,000$47,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$43,900$37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 16 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
40%
57%
Director of AdmissionsYuri Francis

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1816
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Literature & Composition, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History, College-level History of Philosophy

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2523
ExtracurricularsActivities Committee, Admissions Committee, Bible Study, Chamber, Chapel, Chess Club, Class Council, Concert Club, Culinary Club, Cum Laude, Dorm Prefects, Driven (Student-Led Youth Group), Honor, Hunger Education and Response Training Council (H.E.A.R.T.), International Club, Math Club, Mentoring, Middle School Chorus, Prefect Board, Prom Committee, Res Gestae (Yearbook), Technology Crew, Theatrical Arts Society (T.A.S), Workjob Council, Worship Team

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Columbia University3
Cornell University3
Harvard University3
University of Pennsylvania3
Wheaton College3
Tufts University2
University of Michigan2
Washington University in St. Louis2
Princeton University1
Yale University1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Founded in 1922 with the motto "Character Before Career," The Stony Brook School is an independent Christian college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 7-12. It exists to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves, and to grow in knowledge and skill, in order that they may serve the world through their character and leadership. Distinguished for its academics and set apart by its mission, The Stony Brook School is widely known for its passion for character education. Located on the beautiful north shore of Long Island, the 55-acre campus is home to 370 students. Most of our faculty members live on or near campus. With students from all over the United States and 24 countries, The Stony Brook School has truly emerged as one of the most diverse private schools in the nation. Stony Brook offers a rigorous college preparatory program that combines traditional academics with competitive athletics, training in the visual and performing arts, and a focus on character development set in the framework of Christian belief and example. We currently have students enrolled at 26 of the top 50 American Colleges/Universities, and 43 of the top 100 (as ranked by Forbes' list of America's Top Colleges 2012).
  • School accreditations: CEEB, NAIS, NYSAIS, NACAC, TABS, CASE, Cum Laude Society
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