How to Apply

We want to thank you for your interest in applying to The Stony Brook School. We look forward to working with you and your family as you embark on this exciting journey from inquiry to enrollment.

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  • Step 1. Online Inquiry Form

    The first step in the SBS application process is to inquire. If you have not already filled out our inquiry form electronically or in paper form we invite you to do so now by clicking here. Once you complete the inquiry form, we will add you to our database of prospective families.
  • Step 2. Online Application

    Please note that SBS only accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO). The application fee for domestic students is $100 while international students will pay $250. As per the SBS International Student Enrollment Policy, all international students are required to be 7-day boarders. Please note that SBS does not provide application fee waivers.
    We encourage you to utilize our Early Enrollment option if SBS is your first choice. All application materials must be received by the Admissions Office by Monday, December 16, 2019. If you miss this deadline, you are welcome to use our Standard Enrollment option which requires that all application materials be received by the Admissions Office by Friday, January 31, 2020. 
    If you miss both deadlines, please note that we will still be accepting applications. Applicants that miss the Standard Enrollment deadline will have their files reviewed after March 10th as part of our rolling admissions process. Please contact the Admissions Office ( or 631-751-1800 x1) for more information.
  • Step 3. Campus Interview

    Upon completion of the Student Biographic Profile and submission of the application fee, please contact the Admissions Office ( or 631-751-1800 x1) to schedule an interview. An interview via Skype or Zoom is available for applicants that are not able to come to campus. All applicants must interview in order to complete the application process. 
    Prospective international students are welcome to schedule a supplemental interview via Vericant. Vericant conducts interviews with students around the world and gives them an excellent opportunity to showcase their personality and skills. Please note that the supplemental interview is required for Chinese citizens. We invite you to contact the Admissions Office with any questions.
    Chinese applicants should click here for more information about the interview process.
    We encourage applicants to schedule their interviews well in advance of the deadline because slots will fill up quickly.
  • Step 4. Admissions Testing Score Reports

    Applicants to Grades 7-10 should take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). When registering for the SSAT, please include the code for SBS (7510). Please note that the SSAT typically requires registration to be completed three weeks in advance of the test date so please plan accordingly. While the SSAT is preferred, our office does accept the ISEE exam as well. 
    Applicants to Grade 11 and 12 should submit a PSAT, PreACT, ACT, or SAT score report. Please note that applicants entering 11th grade do have the option of taking the SSAT and we will accept those scores if the PSAT, ACT, or SAT are not available.     
    In addition, all applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to take an English language proficiency test. Our office prefers the TOEFL exam. When registering, please use the following code (8083) in order to send us the applicant's scores directly. Please note that our office does not accept TOEFL's MyBest Score

    If the TOEFL is not available, international applicants can consider one of the following exams: IELTS, Cambridge, ELTiS, and Duolingo.

    Even if the applicant has studied in the United States for several years or is currently attending an international school with an American or British curriculum, the student may still need to take a test. Please contact the Admissions Office at for further questions.

    Please note that any applicant with a 504 Plan, IEP, or seeking accommodations must submit a recent neuropsychological testing report or a psychoeducational testing report. Please send the report to in PDF format.
  • Step 5. Recommendation Forms

    SBS requires an English teacher recommendation and a math teacher recommendation from the current teacher (2019-2020 academic year). Furthermore, SBS requires completion of the Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation. All forms should be sent electronically via the SAO. If school personnel experience any trouble sending these forms, please contact the Admissions Office ( or 631-751-1800 x1).
  • Step 6. Official School Reports and Transcripts/Report Cards

    Each applicant must arrange for the Admissions Office to receive the following items:
    • Final report cards/transcripts from the previous two years
    • Report card/transcript for the current year, which should include grades from at least one marking period or one quarter
    There are two options for sending transcripts/report cards:  
    1. Items can be sent via the SAO.
    2. Items can be scanned and sent via email to
    For International Applicants: Please include an English translation when submitting your transcripts if they are in a foreign language.
  • Step 7. Applications for Financial Aid

    Families interested in financial aid can start the application process on Tuesday, October 1st. If you are applying for Early Enrollment, your family should complete the process (the application and supporting financial documents) by Monday, December 30th. If you are taking advantage of the Standard Enrollment option, your family should complete the process by Friday, February 14th. Financial aid applications will still be considered after these deadlines, but the Admissions Office cannot guarantee that funds will still be available. 
    We request that all domestic applicants submit their financial aid documents to TADS. Once you enter the website, click on "Financial Aid Assessment" to start your application. After a preliminary review of the information, TADS will determine the family’s eligibility for financial aid and calculate an award. The Admissions Office will then review the analysis and make a final decision.
    International applicants should complete the International Student Financial Aid Application Form. The Admissions Office will then determine the family’s eligibility for financial aid.
    Any family applying for financial aid should indicate their desires on the SAO. Please note that financial aid decisions are made based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and determined on a case by case basis. The vast majority of financial aid is allocated to domestic applicants.
    For those applicants that are offered acceptance, the financial aid award will be delivered along with the acceptance letter. 
In order to stay true to the School’s mission and create a diverse student body, The Stony Brook School admits students of any race, color, sex, religion, national origin, genetic predisposition, or any other characteristic protected by the law.

The Stony Brook School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin,  genetic predisposition, or any other characteristic protected by the law.

SSAT Test Dates

The Stony Brook School is an approved test center for the SSAT. The dates below make up our testing schedule for next year. Use our school code 7510 if you're planning to test at our center and also to release your scores to us directly. We consider requests for Flex SSAT Testing. If Flex SSAT Testing is requested, please contact our SSAT Coordinator Molly Shteierman at

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  • SSAT Test Dates

    • October 19, 2019
    • November 16, 2019
    • December 14, 2019
    • January 4, 2020
    • February 8, 2020
    • March 7, 2020
    • April 25, 2020
    • June 13, 2020
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The Stony Brook School

1 Chapman Parkway, Stony Brook, NY 11790 | 631-751-1800
A Christian, co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for 7-12th grade students