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The Stony Brook School is a private college preparatory school (grades 7-12) that exists to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves, and to grow in knowledge and skill, in order that they may serve the world through their character and leadership.

Founded in 1922 with the motto “Character Before Career,” The Stony Brook School seeks to educate students in matters of the mind, body, and heart. 

Students are challenged to become leaders with integrity and virtue; character development is considered an essential component of the educational process. While students are presented with the gospel of Jesus Christ, they are free to maintain their personal spiritual beliefs.

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

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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.

Teaching students to write well is one of the hallmarks of the School's curriculum.  In the Upper School, students are instructed across disciplines in the art of the analytical and personal essay, with special emphasis placed on the organization and craft of a well-written argument. Many of our alumni have noted that the training in writing that they received while at The Stony Brook School was invaluable to their undergraduate experience.

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.

As students become excited about their own learning and growth, they are also encouraged to contribute to the larger community.  The Stony Brook School praises service to others and the Middle School offers regular opportunities for community service.

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.

Middle School

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.

Although every residence hall is uniquely designed, each one has:

  • a main lounge with couches and a television
  • laundry facilities
  • a kitchen area
  • personal desks
  • high speed WiFi

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. 

Upper School


  • Advisory Program

  • Diversity

  • Location

  • College Counseling

  • Mini-Courses

  • Character Formation

  • Athletics

  • Arts

  • STEM

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.  Without character, achievements are empty and meaningless.  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.


We are so excited to share with you what makes The Stony Brook School special. Please fill out our inquiry form to learn more about the Fall Open House.

Join us for our Fall Open House

Open Houses provide a comprehensive introduction to The Stony Brook School. We offer chances to speak with our Head of School, Admissions representatives, administrators, and faculty. These events also include campus tours and a look at our on-campus dormitories.

Registration is required.

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Monday, October 10, 2022 (10 AM - 12 PM)

The Stony Brook School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.