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Graduation 2021

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  • Graduation Update: May 21

    Dear Senior Parents,

    First let me share how grateful I am to be able to extend an invitation to you to join us on campus for our 99th graduation. We are so proud of our Seniors and their perseverance this year. We are excited to celebrate them with you. I write to you with this update that contains two pieces of very good news.

    1. New York State has relaxed its guidance on graduations and now has said that proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is no longer required for entry to events that fall below the State's social gathering limit of 500 people outdoors. No tests are necessary for our Seniors either.  This contradicts previous communication from us to you on this topic.

    2. These new guidelines also enable us to open up our Baccalaureate service to parents, which is on Thursday May 27th at 5:00pm in the event tent on Fitch Field. Baccalaureate is a very special time for our community as it is the last Chapel service for our Seniors.

    The message this year will be remarkable as it will be given by local pastor Doug Jansson who miraculously survived COVID-Pneumonia and will be sharing the faith that carried him through—an uplifting message of triumph over tragedy.

    Each Senior will be able to invite up to two guests.

    Please note, only the Seniors and participants in the ceremony will be seated in the tent due to space limitations. All other guests will be seated just outside the tent. In the event of inclement weather where outdoor seating is not optimal, guests may watch the ceremony from their home via live stream. This link to the live video stream will be listed on our website.

    We look greatly forward to celebrating with you next week!

    Best regards,
    Joshua Crane
    Head of School
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End of Year Celebrations

Senior Luncheon
12:30 PM, Event Tent on Buyers Field.
Join your classmates for an outdoor luncheon on campus!

Baccalaureate Service
4:30 PM, Check in at Event Tent on Buyers Field
5:00 PM Service Begins 
Outdoor ceremony on campus for all seniors, plus two guests. Ceremony will include the Senior Bible Presentation.
Formal dress and graduation gowns (no caps).

Senior Prom
6:00 PM: Senior Promenade begins at the SBS Quad
7:00 PM: Prom begins under the Event Tent. 
Formal event will include a promenade, a three course meal, DJ and dancing. Outside guests, or guests from other grades at SBS, are now able to attend.
Commencement Rehearsal
8:00 AM, Event Tent on Buyers Field, Full Regalia

Legacy Graduate Family Photos
9:15 AM, Memorial Hall Steps.
Email to schedule. 

Senior Group Photo
9:30 AM, Memorial Steps
Ninety-Ninth SBS Commencement Exercises
10:00 AM, Buyers Field
Graduation Dress Code: Formal
Outdoor Ceremony and Diploma Presentation held on SBS Buyers Field. All guests MUST check in at the Event Tent on Buyers Field.
At this time, seniors may invite up to four guests.

Ceremony will be recorded and made available shortly after for streaming.

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    Below, we have listed some local hotels for your convenience. Families are responsible for their own booking.
    Those in bold have blocks of rooms blocked off for The Stony Brook School.
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    Holiday Inn Express - Stony Brook
    (4.7 miles away)
    3131 Nesconset Highway, Centereach, NY 11720

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

    Holiday Inn Long Island, Holtsville
    1730 North Ocean Ave
    Holtzville, NY
    Please use the group code "SBS" to receive your special rate. Reservations must be made by April 28, 2021 through www.HOLIDAYINN.COM/lLIISLIPNY
    1. Enter Group Code 2. Select Room Type 3. Compete Reservation

    Additional Lodging:
    Hilton Garden Inn - Islip
    (9 miles away)
    3485 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma NY 11779
    844-264-4854  |  +1-631-738-7800

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

    Marriott Residence Inn - Holtsville
    (10 miles away)
    25 Middle 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 and Breakfasts & Inns

    The Stony Brookside Bed & Bike Inn
    (1.3 miles away)
    48 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790
    (631) 675-0393 

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

    Danfords Inn
    (3 miles away)
    25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY

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    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 Jackie Mihaley 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 on Commencement Day. Please contact to schedule your family portrait!


    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. Those links to view it will be posted as we get closer to the event.

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