We're Ready.
The Stony Brook School has developed a plan to offer our full academic program to students no matter where they are, on campus or anywhere in the world. When designing our model, we considered the following elements critical to our efforts to continue to provide the level of education and service that you’ve come to expect from us:
  • Our full academic program without compromising quality or time spent engaging with the curriculum and with the learning community
  • One plan that works for all contingencies: virus contained, resurgent in waves, or prevalent, international travel open or closed, vaccines widely available or not, etc.
  • Ability for students to arrive to campus late, stay home as needed, and participate in class from anywhere in the world
  • Social distancing possible for all students in classrooms, hallways, assembly spaces, etc.
  • A full week of full school days available to families who feel comfortable sending their children to campus
  • Supervision for all students throughout the school day to ensure safety protocols are being followed and to provide academic oversight and support to enable students to thrive in this model of education
  • The flexibility to responsibly relax restrictions as the situation allows.

Personalized Instruction. Smaller Classes. Smart Use of Technology.

The academic plan we have developed meets those criteria by using three modes of instruction:

Supercharged Portal
When students open their online portal this coming year, they will be amazed at the resources available to them there. Faculty are working tirelessly throughout the summer to post all assignments, assessments, and resources in advance of the school year so students can study, practice, and have their progress assessed in a medium that can be accessed at any time of day from anywhere. In addition to reading assignments, teachers are creating videos, screencasts, and podcasts to help students understand the toughest and most important concepts. The school will also be leveraging tools like Virtual Labs, Formative, VoiceThread, and Quizlet and making better use of MyMathLab, Mastering Science, and Turnitin to enhance learning. 

Small Group Personalized Instruction
Dedensified classrooms of typically 8-12 students at a time will allow teachers to meet the needs of individual students. Teachers will implement Oxford-style tutorials, moderate Harkness table discussions, conduct labs and small group projects, and provide individualized feedback and instruction twice a week in classrooms or via Zoom. With class materials already on the portal, teachers will be able to focus all of their attention on supporting and assessing student learning.

Large Group Livestream
To free up time for small group instruction, teachers will deliver one-to-many livestreams to students around the globe once a week. During this time, students on campus will be six feet apart in proctored classrooms. Livestreaming will allow teachers to deliver timely announcements, lectures that are responsive to current events and the current needs of the students in the course, and conduct brief assessments and polls to check for understanding. All livestreams will be recorded and posted to the portal for those who cannot attend.

Safe Passage

Our commitment to student safety goes beyond dedensified classrooms. Passing periods will be 10 minutes with staggered exits to reduce hallway density. Hallways and stairwells will be one-way with social distancing enforced by strong faculty presence. Chapel, assembly, and advisory will be done in a way that allows for social distancing and for remote access as well. 

Academic News

List of 3 news stories.

  • SBS Sailors Place Impressively

    SBS sailors Nick Gargiulo '23 and Steven Hardee '22 recently placed impressively in the second stage of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series. Together they came in first place in the 49er FX class, winning seven out of fifteen races—making them the top finishers of the second weekend of the competition. The Oakcliff Triple Crown series is a sailing competition that was designed for aspiring Olympic athletes to help them continue to pursue their dreams. Nicholas and Steven, who have both been sailing for approximately eight years, both have Olympic aspirations and hope to compete in the  2028 LA Olympics for the 49er full rig.

    “Nick and Steven are incredibly dedicated sailors and we look forward to their continued success,” said Coach John Everitt.

    (Photo Credit: Francis George, Oakcliff Sailing)
  • The Summer Bulletin is Now Available!

    To read this season's edition, click here. 
  • SBS Featured in Newsday

    SBS was recently featured in a Newsday article regarding private schools returning to campuses in the fall. The piece highlights the lengths to which private schools, and The Stony Brook School in particular, went to ensure the continued virtual education of their students—and the lengths to which they plan to go when reopening.

    Head of school Joshua Crane was quoted in the article, saying "kids need to go back to school, and we can do it in a safe and healthy fashion—so please give us the chance to do that."

    Read the article here.

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A Christian, co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for 7-12th grade students