A Home Away from Home

One constant at The Stony Brook School is the unparalleled level of personal attention each student receives from our outstanding faculty. Because we’re a boarding school, each of our teachers lives either in a dorm or in a house surrounding our 55-acre campus. This arrangement means that teaching here is more than just a job; it truly is a way of life.

Our students aren’t just coming to school; they’re coming to a home away from home.

Here they will make friends from all over the U.S. and from countries around the world.  Here they will have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships not just with their peers but with people of every stage of life, from our eldest faculty and staff to the many small children in our faculty families. We endeavor to live like a family here. A primary goal is that each among us would look out not just for ourselves but for each others’ best interests. It is not always easy, but it is always worth the effort.

Dustin Mones
Director of Student Life

Boarding life

SBS is home to over 200 boarders from grades 7-12.  Our desire is for our students to learn and grow as they live together in a safe and comfortable community.

There are currently seven single-sex residential halls that house our boarding students and sixteen faculty families. The remainder of the faculty live in the homes that surround our 55-acre wooded campus.

Although every residence hall is uniquely designed, each one has:

  • a main lounge with couches and a television
  • laundry facilities and kitchen
  • personal desks
  • high speed Wi-Fi

The majority of the rooms are designed for two students, although there are scattered singles and triples.

A Day in The Life

Boarders and day students alike share a similar schedule between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.  Classes are in session until 3:15 p.m. each day, and sports and elective programs run for two hours, 3:45-5:45 p.m.

Both boarding and day students share in a chapel service each week.

Additionally, all students can enjoy an optional hot breakfast each morning before class begins, and every evening a family-style dinner is served in the Kanas Commons. Faculty members and their families are assigned to a table, while students rotate from table to table every two or three weeks.

Boarders, faculty members, and their families also gather for Sunday worship in Hegeman Chapel.