The Stony Brook School

The Stony Brook School Photo #1 - 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 Photo #2 - 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."
The Stony Brook School Photo #3 - 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 Photo #4 - The Stony Brook School is one of the most diverse boarding schools in the country. With students representing 30 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.
The Stony Brook School Photo #5 - 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.
The Stony Brook School Photo #6 - 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.
The Stony Brook School Photo #7 - 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 Stony Brook School Photo #8 - 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.
  • Founded in 1922 with the motto "Character Before Career," The Stony Brook School is a boarding and day school that educates young men and women 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.
  • Our campus is closed for tours and interviews, but our virtual tour will take you through our facilities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1922
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesCosts vary depending on the course and session

Student Body

Total Students427 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Stony Brook School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History, College-Level Chinese, College-Level Ethics and Politics, College-Level History of Philosophy, College-Level Latin, College-Level Linear Algebra, College-Level Physics, Multivariable Calculus Honors
Average SAT score1367
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / Dec. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,300
Tuition NotesDay Students: Grades 7 & 8: $27,600; Grades 9-12: $32,300. 5-day Boarding Students 7-12: $51,500. 7-day Boarding Students: $59,800. International Students: $63,200
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Yuri Francis
Admissions AssociateMs. Sharice Welch
Endowment Size$16 million


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Admissions Council, Bible Study, Chapel Committee, Chess Team, Class Council, Culinary Management Training, Cum Laude Society, Dorm Council, Driven, Honor Council, Mentoring, Prefect Board, Prom Committee, Res Gestae (Yearbook), Workjob Council, Worship Team

Club or Organization:
Activities Committee, International Club, Math Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Technology Crew, Theatrical Arts Society (T.A.S)

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 just over 400 students. Most of our faculty members live on or near campus. With students from all over the United States and 30 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. 

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