How To Apply
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.
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.
The first step in the application process is to inquire. If you have not already filled out our inquiry 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.
If you are ready to jump right in and apply, you may skip this step and proceed to our online application.
The Stony Brook School offers two options to apply.
We recommend that all applicants use our custom Stony Brook School application through SchoolAdmin. Our office also accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO). The application fee for domestic students is $100 while international students will pay $250.
Please note that SBS does not provide application fee waivers for either application.
We are currently in our Rolling Admissions season when students will only be enrolled where space is available. As space for boarding students and the 11th grade is very limited, all interested families should contact the Admissions Office (email@example.com or 631-751-1800 x1) for more information.
Upon submitting the Student Biographic Profile and paying the application fee, please contact the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-751-1800 x1) to schedule an interview. We encourage you to schedule the interview soon after and not wait for the submission of other required documents.
Interviewing with a member of our office is required in order to complete the application process. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom at this time. Applicants with Chinese citizenship should click here for more information about the interview process.
Please schedule your interview well in advance of the deadline as slots will fill up quickly.
Standardized Testing Optional
At this time, standardized testing (SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, SAT, ACT) IS NOT REQUIRED as a part of the application process. If you have any testing that you would like to submit via the parent portal, you will see the option to do so.
English Language Testing (For Non-Native English Speakers)
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, or 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 email@example.com for further questions.
Please note that any applicant who is seeking learning accommodations with a 504 Plan or an IEP must submit a recent neuropsychological testing report or a psychoeducational testing report. This can be uploaded within the parent portal once you apply.
SBS requires an English teacher recommendation and a math teacher recommendation from the current teacher (2020-2021 academic year). If your family will be applying for Early Enrollment, you may use recommendations from your child’s teachers from the 2019-2020 academic year.
Families must request recommendation forms from their teachers within the application portal. If school personnel experience any trouble receiving these forms or sending them back to the Admissions Office, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-751-1800 x1).
Each applicant must arrange for the Admissions Office to receive the following items:
- Official School Reports/Transcript Form Release
- Final report cards/transcripts from the previous two academic years
- Report card/transcript for the current academic year, which should include grades from at least one marking period or one quarter
There are two options for sending transcripts/report cards:
- Items can be sent via either electronic application.
- Items can be scanned and sent via email to email@example.com.
For International Applicants: If transcripts are in a foreign language, please include a notarized English translation.
Families interested in financial aid can start the application process on Monday, November 16th. If you are applying for Early Enrollment, your family should complete the process (the application and supporting financial documents) by Monday, December 14, 2020. If you are taking advantage of Standard Enrollment, your family should complete the process by Monday, February 1, 2021. 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. 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.
Families who do not file their taxes in the United States 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 application. Please note that financial aid decisions are made based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and are determined on a case-by-case basis. SBS does not provide merit aid or merit scholarships. The vast majority of financial aid is allocated to domestic applicants.
Applicants who are admitted will receive their financial aid award along with the acceptance letter.