News & Events

Graduation Weekend 2019


Thursday, May 23rd 2019
Students will assemble in the Quad near the flagpole for photos at 4:30 pm before departing for prom.

Friday, May 24th 2019 - 2:00 pm | Swanson Gymnasium
Seniors must wear gowns

Friday, May 24th 2019 - 4:00 pm | Swanson Gymnasium
Required for all students | Dress for students is formal | Seniors must wear gowns and sit in the front
Dinner for Seniors and their Guests will follow the Baccalaureate Service at 5:30 pm in Kanas Commons.

Friday, May 24th 2019 - 7:30 pm (Students Check-in by 7:20 pm) | Swanson Gymnasium
Required for all students | Students sit with their class in the center section | Dress for students is formal | Seniors wear gown and sit in front

Saturday, May 25th 2019 - 9:00 am | Swanson Gymnasium
Required for all seniors | Dress for students is formal | Seniors must wear cap and gown
Legacy Graduate family photos will be taken outside of Memorial - 10:30 am

Saturday, May 25th - 11:00 am | Swanson Gymnasium
Required for all students in 10th - 12th Grade | Dress for students is formal
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests should plan to arrive early.
Students will process down Chapman Parkway before the ceremony begins and the procession will be broadcasted in the gymnasium for family members and guests.
Luncheon to follow for all seniors and guests.

We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City. To find the campus via GPS, enter the below address.
11 St. Marks Ave
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Guests are encouraged to park in the Johnston Parking lot, located behind Johnston dorm. Chapman Parkway will be closed until after Commencement.
Click here for a detailed map.

A number of local schools will be hosting their Commencement ceremonies the same weekend as The Stony Brook School. Below, we have listed some local hotels for your convenience. Families are responsible for their own booking. We encourage you to reserve your hotel rooms as soon as possible to avoid any complications.

Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook (1.2 miles away)
1 Circle Road, Stony Brook NY 11794

Three Village Inn (1.2 miles away)
150 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Danford’s Inn (3 miles away)
25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY

Holiday Inn Express - Stony Brook (4.7 miles away)
3131 Nesconset Highway, Centereach, NY 11720
Please mention “The Stony Brook School” when making your reservation for a discount.

Hilton Garden Inn - Islip (9 miles away)
3485 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma NY 11779

Holiday Inn Express - Hauppauge (9 miles away)
2050 Express Drive South, Hauppauge NY 11788
631-348-1400 or 1-888-HOLIDAY

Residence Inn - Holtsville (10 miles away)
25 Middle Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742

Ramada Plaza - Long Island MacArthur Airport - (13 miles away)
1730 North Ocean Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742

Marriott Melville - (18 miles away)
1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville NY 11747

Hampton Inn - Brookhaven (20 miles away)
2000 No. Ocean Avenue, Farmingdale NY 11738

Bed & Breakfasts

Bayles Estate Bed & Breakfast (0.5 miles away)
1249 North Country Rd., Stony Brook NY


Guests requiring ADA permit parking are encouraged to display their permits upon arrival on campus. We have limited parking spaces close to Swanson Gymnasium. We would ask that you contact Ms Lydia O’Brien at a week before Commencement so that we can make sure parking is available for those needing it.


Legacy graduates share a proud heritage with generations of others whose parents, grandparents, or siblings also attended Stony Brook.
Pictures of legacy families will be taken in front of Memorial Hall at 10:30 am on Commencement Day.


A professional photographer will take a picture of each graduate immediately following the presentation of his/her diploma. The pictures will be made available for purchase.


For those family, friends and guests unable to attend in person, Commencement Weekend Events will be streamed live on the school’s Facebook and YouTube pages.



To help us plan a great event for you and your graduate please let us know if you will be able to attend.
For those with parties of 8 or more attendees, please let us know the size of your party.

Graduation Map

The Stony Brook School

1 Chapman Parkway, Stony Brook, NY 11790 | 631-751-1800
A Christian, co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for 7-12th grade students