News & Events

Graduation 2021

Dear Parents and Class of 2021,

I am so pleased to inform you that The Stony Brook School is planning an in-person Prom, Senior Luncheon, Baccalaureate, and Commencement ceremony this May for our graduates—the 99th Commencing Class of The Stony Brook School! 

While we will need to make adjustments to keep with current New York State health and safety guidelines on COVID-19, we are grateful that we can have the opportunity to be together to celebrate these joyous occasions. We will continue to be flexible, prayerful and patient as we move forward with our planning. 

To our seniors that can’t be with us in-person: we are deeply saddened and disappointed that you can’t be with us to celebrate. It is our hope to find creative ways that will allow you to celebrate with us, even if it is not in-person. Please stay tuned for more information. 

Please see the schedule below of our end-of-year celebration events. Please monitor this site for updates and feel free to send any questions to  

As we continue to plan this very special graduation year—the end of a centennial of graduating classes here at SBS—we want to thank you for your continued perseverance, encouragement, and strength this year!

With appreciation,
Kris Ryan
Director of Upper School


Senior Luncheon
Time TBD
Outdoor luncheon on campus for all seniors.

Baccalaureate Service
Time TBD
Outdoor Ceremony on campus for all seniors, ceremony will include the Senior Bible Presentation.
More details to follow.

Senior Prom
Time TBD

A formal event, held on the field at SBS, under a beautiful tent for all seniors.  
Event will include a promenade, a three course meal, DJ and dancing.

Outside guests or guests from other grades at SBS will not be able to attend.

More details to follow.
Ninety-Ninth SBS Commencement Exercises
Time TBD

Outdoor Ceremony and Diploma Presentation held on SBS Buyers Field.
At this time, seniors may invite up to two guests - but that is subject to change (either way). We know how important it is to have friends and family celebrate with you, and we will be watching New York State capacity guidelines closely.

Ceremony will be recorded and made available shortly after for streaming.
More details to follow.

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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