Founded in 1922, Stony Brook School is a 7–12 private, Christian, co-educational, college-preparatory boarding and day school in Stony Brook, New York, United States.
- Academic rigor combined with an integration of the Christian faith is central to the school's academic tradition.
- Hallmarks of the core curriculum include two English classes in 7th grade, academic study of the Bible each year, three trimesters of Health and Human Flourishing, a custom 9-10th grade Humanities curriculum that has served as a blueprint for schools across the country, and a discussion-based senior capstone course: Faith and Culture in the 21st Century.
- The school offers 26 Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level courses as well as numerous full-year elective courses in such subjects as the Engineering, Innovation, and Design, College-Level History of Philosophy, College-Level Ethics and Politics, Advanced Digital Imaging, and Anatomy and Physiology.
- Students also have opportunities to take team-taught, project-based mini-courses interspersed throughout the year. Mini-courses allow students to travel on Long Island, to New York City, and beyond, prepare for academic competitions, explore a wide range of topics not typically taught in high school, and work on engaging projects together.
- Teaching students to reason, write, and speak well and to use wisdom and creativity to solve complex problems are central to the school's curriculum. In the Upper School, students are instructed across disciplines in the art of the analytical and personal essay, with special emphasis placed on the organization and craft of a well-written argument.
In at least two out of the three seasons, students must participate in an athletics team or an approved alternative extracurricular activity.
Interscholastic sports offered include:
- Cross Country
- Dinghy & Keelboat Sailing
- Volleyball (Girls)
- Track and Field
- Strength and Conditioning
BY THE NUMBERS
- Established 1922.
- 9:1 student/teacher ratio.
- 70% of faculty with advanced degrees.
- 1367 average SAT score.
- 37% acceptance to Top 25 Universities IN THE US.
- #1 Private School in Suffolk County
- 33% students of color
- 55 Acres
- 47 Buildings
- 20 Countries And Territories Represented
- 52% Boarding Students/48% Day Students
- 42% female
- 58% Male
- 29% International
- 73 Mini Courses
- 7 Faculty With Doctorates
- 16 Faculty Authors