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Character Before Career

The Stony Brook School is a private Christian college preparatory boarding and day school (grades 7-12) in Long Island, NY, distinguished for its academics and set apart by its mission.

Founded in 1922 with the motto "Character Before Career," The Stony Brook School seeks to educate students in the matters of the mind, body and heart and to challenge students to become leaders with integrity and virtue.

Located on the beautiful north shore of Long Island NY, the 55-acre campus is home to students from 20 countries and all over the United States.

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Learn more about The Stony Brook School, schedule a campus tour, or start the enrollment process by completing the form below

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Middle School

The Stony Brook School Middle School curriculum stresses skill building in a nurturing environment that encourages self-discipline and imagination. This work prepares students for the rigors of our High School curriculum and the pace of a college preparatory education.

The commitment to small class size (average of 14 to 18 students), as well as the structured approach to personal organization, time management, and responsibility, gives Middle School students the environment and skill to thrive on the road to college.

Middle School students are also offered the opportunity to be assigned an Upper School mentor, usually a junior or senior. This mentor works with and encourages his/her younger counterpart, serving as an important role model as they prepare for entrance into the Upper School program.

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Upper School

The High School program is designed to provide opportunities to develop the mind in all its facets: analytical, imaginative, and ethical.  A student's abilities mature and flower as he or she tackles classic forms of expression: the essay, public speaking, and the visual and performing arts.

Creative and analytical skills are further expanded through the exploration of more advanced territories within science and mathematics.  Perspective and critical thinking skills are developed through our rigorous humanities curriculum.

With small class sizes and balanced loads, teachers get to know all of their students, their strengths, and their weaknesses, and are able to work specifically to the student's individual needs.  When more help is needed, peer and professional tutors are available.  When more challenges are desired, students can take advanced placement courses and dual credit college-level courses.

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The Stony Brook School is home to approximately 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. The study of the Bible also provides an integration of Christian faith and learning central to the School's mission.

5-day or 7-day boarding options are available. There are currently seven single-gender 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.

Stony Brook is located in a historic town on the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The campus sits across the street from the train station which offers a convenient ride into New York City.

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What SBS Offers

  • Mini-Courses
  • Character Formation
  • Athletics
  • Arts
  • STEM
  • Advisory Program
  • Diversity
  • Location
  • College Counseling


At The Stony Brook School, we pursue academic excellence, admission to prestigious colleges and universities, and preparation for meaningful and profitable careers. Our chief concern, however, is for the moral, intellectual, and spiritual growth of our students. Our curriculum and pedagogy, our residential life practices, and our mentoring and coaching aim at the development of good character. Our motto “Character Before Career” articulates a principle at the heart of our School identity, a principle that sets us apart from other schools of our caliber.

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