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    Stony Brook School ::: Stony Brook, New York ::: Northeast U.S.

    The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, New York


    • Situated near the center of Long Island's picturesque north shore, one hour from New York City
    • 363 students; average class size 14 students; student/faculty ratio 7:1
    • Innovative International Student Partnership Program combining ESL preparation, cultural immersion and pairing with an American student partner
    • 100% university placement including Boston College, Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University among others
    • ESL program





    Temperate - 4 seasons

    Student Body

    363 students (grades 7-12); 28% international

    Average Class Size

    14 students


    45 full and part-time teachers; 50% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston College, Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement courses: English Literature & Composition, French, Latin, Spanish, European History, US History, Statistics, Calculus AB & BC, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Studio Art, Art Portfolio, Music Theory

    Honors courses: English 8-11, French, Latin, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Applied Ethics, Algebra II, Calculus, Design Studio

    Special Programs

    The International Student Partnership Program is a required English language and American culture immersion program designed specifically for international students as they first enter the school.  Each international student will be paired with an Amercan partner of the same gender and approximately the same age and grade.  Two weeks before the start of the academic year, international students are welcomed into the homes of Stony Brook faculty or the families of day students.  During this time the international day students attend Intensive ESL classes.  The program also includes a three day trip with their American partners to different locations.  The international students also attend special dinners and culture events and experience "everyday" American life in the local community.

    Marking System

    The Stony Brook School utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59 and follows semester system, reporting semester grades in December and May.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    Social Studies/History - 4 years
    Bible - 4 years
    Mathematics - 3 years
    Science - 3 years
    World Language - 3 credits
      (one language)
    Fine Arts - 0.5 credits
    Health - 0.5 credits
    Physical Education/Sports participation - 4 years
    Introductory Computer
    Minimum Junior-Senior GPA of 2.0
    School's Grammar Competency Examination - passing score

    World Languages offered: French, Latin, German, Mandarin, Portugese, Spanish

    SAT Score: Average SAT score = 1846 


    The Stony Brook School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges.


    Fall Sports: Golf, Sailing
      Boys: Cross Country, Football, Soccer
      Girls: Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

    Winter Sports:
      Boys: Basketball, Wrestling
      Girls: Basketball

    Spring Sports: Sailing
      Boys: Baseball, Tennis, Track
      Girls: Softball, Track 


    Visual & Performing Art courses: Foundations of Art, Studio Art, Advanced Art, AP Studio Art, Ceramics, Sculpture, Digital Photography, Digital Imaging, Advanced Digital Imaging, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, Instrumental & Voice Lessons, Music Theory, Performance Opportunities, Theatrical Arts Society

    Extracurricular Activities

    Organizations: Chess Team, Class Council, Culinary Management Training, Cum Laude Society, Driven (Student-Led Youth Group), Honor Council, HEART (Hunger Education and Response Training Council), International Club, Math Club, Prom Committee, Res Gestae (Yearbook)

    Campus Features:

    Stony Brook School is located on a beautiful 55 acre (22 hectare) campus which includes 7 single-gender residential halls, Kanas Commons - dining hall; Hegeman Chapel; Carson Auditorium, Gaebelein Hall, Johnston Hall, Innovation Lab, Swanson Gym, Kunney Fieldhouse, Barnhouse, Basketball courts and playing fields.


    English as a Second Language courses: ESL I, ESL II, Expository Writing