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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$59,800
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The Stony Brook School

Founded in 1922 with the motto "Character Before Career," The Stony Brook School seeks to educate students in the matters of the mind, body and heart and to challenge students to become leaders with integrity and virtue. Distinguished for its academics and set apart by its mission, the school is widely known for its passion for character education. Located on the beautiful north shore of Long Island, the 55-acre campus is home to students from 26 countries and all over the United States—emerging as one of the most diverse private schools in the nation.

The Stony Brook School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
141 responses
Average ACT
31
39 responses

Learning At The Brook

Our curriculum asks big questions and expects students to work through them at their own pace. We look for our students to develop their own answers because those answers will construct how they live their lives. SBS graduates often tell us how grateful they are that we did not tell them what to think, but rather taught them how to think while giving them the space to do so.

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Class Challenges
    25%
  • International Festival
    19%
  • Open Dorm.
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Jeans Day
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • The Prom.
    5%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    51%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Germany, Nigeria, South Korea, United Kingdom
    International Boarding Students
    31%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    412
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    39%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    40%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses

    The Stony Brook School Reviews

    65 reviews
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    I would not expect a fuller and more meaningful four years at a high school. As an international student, I think I have regarded The Stony Brook School as my second home over the four years. Teachers on this campus are very dedicated and loving, willing to do everything in their ability to make you better. My peers at the Stony Brook School are no less knowledgable, intelligent, and motivated than students in any other elite private high school. Not to emphasize figures, but over 36 percent of my class got into US News top 25 universities in the nation. Most importantly, SBS is a place that motivates you to explore more about the world, whether it be science, math, humanities, or arts. My intellectual curiosity is cultivated here and I think I will benefit from this spirit throughout my college time and entire life. I feel grateful that I end up(whether it be God's will or pure randomness) at this magical place. I will definitely recommend this school to any friend!
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    Excellent from start to finish. Parent of 2 graduating seniors. The academics program continues to rise to the occasion both in terms of the breath, depth, and rigor of courses and the addition of mini-courses a nice touch that gives students opportunity to explore areas of interest beyond the core curriculum. The teachers are exceptional, balancing a joy of learning with intellectual curiosity that gave my boys the confidence to set high standards for college. Administrative staff and leadership team do an EXCEPTIONAL job keeping parents informed (and every school should be using the SBS portal). Wish my boys would have taken advantage of sailing but they found plenty of clubs, sports, and leadership positions to meet their needs. Incredible sense of community. Best decision we could have made. Now off to college, the boys got into all but 1 of the 10 schools they applied to. Blessed to be part of SBS family.
    A parent of a freshman, day student. Classes and course work are intense, but I feel like my child is really learning especially when benchmarked to friends with children in local public schools. Diversity of the students, teachers and focus of programs has offered my child a broader view on the world. The sports programs have exceeded my expectations. Coaches are teaching fundamentals, programs have been competitive and playing time has been balanced. Administration's strategy is transparent and focused on growth of programs and the school. Opportunities for day students are plenty, my child feels involved in the campus.