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SB Global (Online)

SB Global: FAQs

What is the application deadline? When will Admissions notify me of acceptance?
 
For the standard pacing model, starting in late August and running until the end of May, the early application deadline is December 16. The standard application deadline is January 31. After these two deadlines, admission is rolling throughout the year until the start of the School year in August. Prospective can still apply after January 31.
 
Early applicants will be notified on January 13, and standard applicants will be notified on March 10. After these two notification dates, the Admissions Office works to notify applicants as soon as possible. 
 
For the intensive pacing model, applications are due three weeks prior to the start of the intensive session.
 
Do I need to submit all parts of my application at the same time?
 
No. We encourage prospective families to complete the first two steps in the application process as soon as possible. The first optional step is to complete the inquiry form. You may also move right to the application by submitting the student profile and pay the application fee. The other steps can be completed at a later date. You can find the complete process here.
 
What is the Admissions Office looking for when evaluating applications? What pieces are weighted the most in the application process?
 
When reviewing applications of potential students, we look at the application as a whole—taking into account the quality of personal statements, teacher recommendations, and transcripts.
 
Which standardized test does SB Global require?
 
SB Global does not require standardized tests as part of our application process. If you have taken the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) (grades 7-10), and would like to release the scores to us, please include the code for SBS (7510). This is entirely optional.
 
If you are in grades 11 and 12 and would like to submit a PSAT, PreACT, ACT, or SAT score report, you are welcome to send those to us as well at global@sbs.org. This is entirely optional.   
 
Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS? What are your requirements for international applicants? 
 
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 global@sbs.org for further questions.
 
 
Is an admission interview required? 
 
Admission interviews are not required for Stony Brook Global. 
 
Can students apply as both a Stony Brook Global and a Stony Brook  School day or boarding student?
 
Yes, students may apply to both programs but should select the program they prefer in the application. Those interested in either program should indicate their interest via their inquiry form, in their student essay, or by reaching out to the Admissions Office directly at global@sbs.org.  If you are unsure about which program is best for you, we are happy to advise you in this matter. 
 
How will admissions decisions be communicated?
 
The Admissions Office will send an email to parents with the acceptance letter and instructions on how to access your contract and complete enrollment if you have been accepted. 
 
Am I able to apply for financial aid for SB Global?
 
Financial aid is not available at this time for SB Global. If you are interested in our day and boarding school, you may apply for financial aid there. For more information on our full campus experience, visit virtually here. We are happy to discuss further with you if you'd like.

If our child is offered admission with a financial aid grant in year one, can we expect to receive a similar grant in future years?
 
Yes. As long as a family’s finances do not change significantly from one year to another, the family can expect to pay roughly the same percentage of tuition each year that their child is enrolled at SBS.
 
 
What is the application process for homeschooled applicants or applicants coming from non-traditional schools?
 
The process will be similar to the process for students attending traditional schools. The one major exception is that recommendations will be completed by online teachers or homeschool teachers (i.e. parents). We strongly encourage that at least one recommendation comes from an adult that is not the applicant’s parent.
 
Can I visit one of your online classes?
 
Potential students are encouraged to schedule a Virtual Shadow Day where they can attend an online classes and speak one on one to a current student. Our Virtual Shadow days are currently on hold as we allow for our current faculty and students to settle into the school year. You can alert us of your interest on the inquiry form or to global@sbs.org and we will be sure to let you know when we are able to schedule an opportunity for you.
 
 
Do I have to be a Christian to attend SB Global?
 
No. While SBS is a distinctly Christian institution, and aspects of our faith is integrated into students' daily lives, students are allowed to maintain their own personal beliefs. Our hope is that students will develop their own vision of who God is and who He is calling them to become.
 
Are there any costs that tuition doesn’t cover?
 
Yes, books, a laptop computer or tablet, lab, art, and other school supplies and a stable internet connection are all required. The school also offers optional residential summer classes on campus and academic and mission trips during breaks.

The Stony Brook School

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