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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Address
1 Chapman Parkway
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Telephone

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,800
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)
$51,400
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 18 countries and all over the United States—emerging as one of the most diverse private schools in the nation.

The Stony Brook School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
86 responses
Average ACT
31
30 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Class Challenges
    25%
  • International Festival
    20%
  • Open Dorm.
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Jeans Day
    9%
  • The Prom.
    5%
  • Open House.
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
361
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

The Stony Brook School Reviews

43 reviews
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The academics are challenging but rewarding for those that are looking for a challenge. There are AP and college-level classes that certainly help students prepare for college. The teachers are very competent, responsible and try to develop deep relationships with their students. The student body is very diverse, with some coming from Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. The teachers are quite diverse too, most of which are not from Long Island! The food, made by Sage Dining, can be hit-or-miss. Some foods can be questionable, but it is mostly decent. The school is making an emphasis on improving the facilities of the school but need to fix some dorms.
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Every child is special. Parents know this about their own children, but does their school know this? The Stony Brook School does know this and treats every student as a very special being. Whether you are a boarding student or a day student, the faculty and staff have everyone's best interest at heart. The academic opportunities are phenomenal, and students are always encouraged to pursue their dreams and build on their strengths. My husband went to school there, and my oldest graduated from there and my middle child will graduate this May. They focus on character, integrity, leadership and virtue, all on top of a solid foundation of academics and athletics. The catering company supplies food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) that is very tasty and nutritious. When you first get to the sprawling campus, you will be amazed at the beautiful buildings and park-like atmosphere. Their motto is "Character before Career", and the education your child will get there is out of this world.
Stony Brook School is located at Long Island, New York. There is a train station right in front of the school gate to the city.
This is a school with diversity, vigor, and rigor. Stony Brook really cares about how students perform academically. SBS offers several kinds of AP courses, and some of them are compulsory, which is really good for students' college applications.
Every year SBS students get into good colleges and SBS has college counselors who are ready for help. The teachers here dedicate to their works, helping students become better individuals.
Students here come from different countries like China, Korea, Nigeria, Japan, Israel, South Africa, and India, etc.
Christianity is also an essential part of SBS community life. We pray, and every night we have dorm prayers.
Facilities are fantastic since the school just bought new stuff for classrooms and dorms.